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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Over the past few days I've been spending time reflecting on what I have accomplished this year. I have noticed a huge difference in my fitness level. When it comes to working out I just do it rather than dreading it and turning it into a chore.

Back in April, I decided that it was time to start exercising again, so I got on the stair step machine for a workout. Well, it was an awfully short workout. I was worn out after only a few minutes at the lowest resistance level. I tried doing some strength exercises but had a hard time doing things like modified pushups. I felt frustrated and completely shocked by my lack of energy.

Over the next few months I started walking outside a lot more and I kept getting on the stair step machine and added 30 seconds or a minute to my workout every time.

Now I have enough energy to stay on the stair step machine for 25 minutes at a time and I've been increasing the resistance a bit each week or so. I walk much faster than I used to and those modified pushups are now smooth and easy. I feel stronger and I'm walking taller than before.

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    Good for you! What you have done is a perfect example of: "slow and steady wins the race"
    3516 days ago
    congrats! funny how baby steps in the beginning add up so quickly! I bet if someone had told you in March that you'd be writing these things today, you wouldn't have believed them! Keep it up!
    3519 days ago
    Wow. That sounds great. I'm looking forward to feeling stronger and walking taller too. And having more energy. Good for you! Way to go! And, hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad I found you here, good inspiration!
    3520 days ago
    You must be so happy with your improved fitness and feel so much better in yourself. It's amazing how quickly you can change your level of fitness, as long as you're willing to put in the time. You should be proud of your achievements, you've come a long way this year. I'm sure you'll continue to get stronger in 2010. Keep up the good work.

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