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Don’t Be Afraid To Try New Things

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It’s been a short time since I’ve really sit to blog about anything so here goes. If you recall I mentioned that since my swimming adventure was over, you know mission accomplished, I was going to Boot Camp at the health and wellness center. Well, I’ve done just that, the official start day was August 31st and runs through to the actual boot camp day on October 10th.

Since I’ve been working out, I have a program of 3 days weight training and 4 to 5 days cardio. This is nearly what I was doing before but there is a difference. I have sensed a change in myself. We are on this weight loss journey to create a new healthier lifestyle for ourselves (key word; ourselves), one that we can continue from this point forward.

As I take each step I can feel myself adapting to this way of life, it feels as if it is becoming a habit, an involuntary action; you know like breathing. I’ll try to give a better example; it’s like when you start working out and drinking water, then your body begins to crave water, the more exercise I do, the more conditioned I become, the more my body wants to take on. Well, at least that is what has happened to me. And you know what else I found that makes a difference; attitude, it is the attitude you have about the whole ordeal, do you really want it and are you willing to do what it takes to get it. My attitude is right, there is no stopping me now and I’m going to do it.

Today I got on a treadmill; I walked slowly; increasing the speed as I felt more comfortable; at first for 20 minutes, it felt great so I did another 20 minutes. To some that’s no big deal, for me it was an accomplishment, I’ve never really felt the need to use it; I never had to in my earlier military career but today is a new day. In addition to that, I tried the rowing machine, only did 5 minutes to get the feel for it but I will definitely add that to my arsenal to fight this weight loss battle. At first I may look a mess trying, but if I keep trying I can only get better at it, that makes me a winner!

So my friends I say to you don’t be afraid to try new things, how will you ever know if you can do it or not. Remember, it’s about the attitude and frame of mind, are you in the right place mentally, or are you getting in your own way? I’m making the transition and it feels good. I invited you to join me and let’s find our way to victory.

Thanks for listening! Peace & Blessings,

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    Continue in His strength! Every step you take brings you closer to your goal ... and inspires us to do the same.

    3506 days ago
  • CMB2048
    Such a great attitude! You rock!
    3507 days ago
    You rock, Julynn -- and if you feel like a "mess" on the rowing machine, just keep the Spark and say "Bless this mess!"

    Love and more blessings
    3507 days ago
    Julynn, You are such a ray of sunshine in my life. Your infectious enthusiasm does me so much good. Thanks for being such an inspiration!!!

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    3507 days ago
    Julynn, BABY STEPS make ALL the difference on this journey. Thanks for sharing what's working for you! I appreciate it.
    3507 days ago
    Great Blog. The key to all of us being successful is that we have to create healthy habits instead of viewing them as chores.
    3508 days ago
    Yay for you! Great attitude, forming great new habits -- you are a winner for sure!!
    3508 days ago
    Great blog!! I sure do know what you mean about forming habits, first thing I do when I get up in the day, after the essentials is grab a glass of water. At one time, I would make a pot of coffee.Within an hour, my stationary bike is calling my name, and doesn't stop until I get on and ride for a good 40 minutes.This is much different than telling myself I really should get on and do 20-30 minutes whenever I felt like it. Keep up the good work, you can and will do it. emoticon
    3508 days ago
    Julyn, glad to see you write a blog. 20 minutes on the treadmill is HUGE. When I first started I had just had a hysterectomy and started at .2 mph for 5 minutes (try it the next time your at the gym) - now 9 months later I can't believe that I normally walk for an hour or more and do intervals from 2.5-4.5 mph. You just keep it up and don't worry any about how fast or how long. You are doing it and that is what counts.
    3508 days ago
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