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Now That's Dedication!

Monday, January 04, 2010

It took me a long time to get where I am today when it comes to my exercise routine. In the past I would start program, keep with it for a short period of time and then let it fall by the wayside. Each time I wondered why I lost interest. All the usual suspects emerged when I tried to place the blame. "I'm too busy, too many hours at work, life is too hectic, I can't get to the gym......blah, blah, blah. When I started my latest journey, I knew this time it could be different. I had the right mindset and it paid off for me. In 2008 I bragged that I only missed 5 days of my scheduled exercising. Not bad I thought. In 2009 when I tallied my days, I was elated to see that I had only missed 2 days! One because of a bout of vertigo ( so dizzy I couldn't stand without falling) and the second because we were traveling. Sure there were days when I didn't want to get up at 5:30 to get my running in before work, but I did and I felt better for it. My family says I'm crazy to get up so early just for exercising, but it is finally ingrained into my day and I wouldn't want to do anything to endanger that. Now when the alarm goes off I don't ask questions. I get out of bed and I'm on my way. This WILL NOT change if I have anything to say about it! Now that's dedication!
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  • SPIDERGIRL502
    Awesome dedication! Keep it up!

    I've found that starting my day with exercise makes me feel really great for the rest of the day! I feel like I can do anything! And so can you!

    Way to go!
    3774 days ago
  • LIV2RIDE
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    I found that morning exercise is the best. Yes you have to get up early but for me it is also worth it. Keep it up!
    3801 days ago
  • AAKROYD
    That is dedication! So happy to hear that you're putting YOU first! Way to go!
    3801 days ago
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