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My secret? Do it at home

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Today I bought myself a home gym. Well, ok, not really. It was a spark goodie to myself. As I was finally earning my 1000 minutes of exercise/month award, (my first), I realized I would never have gotten this far if I had had to not only motivate myself to exercise, but also leave the house to do it. Having the elliptical at home is working for me. Yes, I probably owned it for two years before it was used as more than another piece of climbing equipment for the cats. But I did it!

I most likely wouldn't have been able to stick to this exercise without it. I haven't had to worry about what I wear, how others perceive my exercise fitness, or find more motivation than simply getting out of bed and just walking down the hall to do it. Getting rid of the bed in that room was a good thing. Sorry future guests. It's either the sofa or the motel. I finally had to put myself first. It no longer feels selfish to do so. I realize now it's like they say on the airlines, put your own oxygen first. Then help the person next to you.

I am getting stronger. I am getting healthier. I can help others now in a way I couldn't before. There have been hard times. But I am winning! Thank you, God.! And some day, I really will have a home gym with weights. emoticon. And thank you spark people for helping me learn, and giving me a place to come to for support!
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    I am an 'At-Home' exerciser. However, it is fun interacting with others. emoticon
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