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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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    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
    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
    That is dedication! So happy to hear that you're putting YOU first! Way to go!
    3801 days ago
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