Friday, August 07, 2009

For the past few years, I've been wanting to join a gym. I never did it though, because the thought of putting my self "out there" for the world to make fun of, honestly intimidated me! Lately, however, I've re-considered this decision. I've based my new decision on "what I feel" is a much needed process for change, the necessary steps to find some freedom, and to rearrange my life. I'm sick of watching life (and sometimes people) pass me by. And so I'm making changes...

I'm realizing more and more, as I make this journey, that the only thing holding me back, is ME! I am limiting myself!! Who cares if someone else doesn't like the way I look, or dress, or do things. That's not "MY" issue, that's there's! They don't know the real Julie, who I happen to think is awesome, friendly, fun, loving, and generous. I have a lot of POSITIVE QUALITIES that I wish the entire world could have. I LIKE me, so have chosen to accentuate these qualities with a new physical self!

On Wednesday, I joined Snap Fitness. My first night was mostly learning the machines, but I did get both cardio and strength training in, and found that I really did love and enjoy it! In fact, tonight will be my second night, and I am so EXCITED that I can hardly wait! I can see how this could be very addictive for some people.

Friends, it is my intention to do this journey and with a vengance!! I used to think that I couldn't lose weight, but my past experience (within the last year) has proven to be more than what I would consider fruitful. Although I do stay within my calorie range, I seem to lose weight very quickly, but with an occasional plateau to break! Who was I fooling all those years that I kept telling myself... YOU can't do this?!?!

A lot of things have changed in this past year that seem life changing. I have discovered so many new things about myself. But most of all, I've realized that when you fall you can also get back up! Noone is holding you down!!!!
~Happy Sparking~
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    Yeah you do! You have amazing qualities and you ROCK. Everyone at the gym, they are doing the same thing you are. Most likely they will think that you are great for getting out there too. My mom always told me that people are self centered and they are usually focused on themselves and what you think they might be thinking, is actually coming from you. So from what you are saying here, they are going to think you are awesome! Which you are. So there. Good for you. I have a membership at a gym but I dont go. I have a gym in my basement and it just seems like a waste of time to go. Even though I spent a lot of money on a two year membership. Something I will never do again! Next time I will just buy a treadmill t add to my arsenal. I am also on this germ kick. I am turning into MONK. (TV show is you have never seen it, it is great!)

    Anyway, good luck and I hope you have a great time!

    I am off to get my sweat on.

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    4179 days ago
    Good for you for putting yourself out there. It's an intimidating thing to do, but like most things, once you do it, it's not nearly as bad as you envisioned. I can't wait to see how well you are going to do.
    4180 days ago
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    I think it is a fantastic thing that you joined and will be going to the gym on a regular basis.

    If I can tell you anything from my own personal experience...don't try to do too much too fast. Ask questions of the staff or trainers if you're unsure...and while you're at it, nab a couple of sessions from one of the trainers. It will get you started off in the right direction. As you improve and grow, you may want to do a few sessions with the trainer as you become better able to tolerate your workouts...to keep your workouts challenging to you. Trainers are notorious for strategies to do this!

    All the best to you!

    4183 days ago
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