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It's all in your attitude.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Like so many things in life having a good attitude will get you places you never dreamed possible.
I've had a 'got to do this' attitude a lot lately and finally decided last week that that had to change. I'd walk past the elliptical and cringe, knowing it would get the best of me. Do the minimum required physical activity just because I know I walk (at a slow pace) 2 hours a day when I'm doing yard duty at my youngest child's school. I'm not breaking a sweat.
This weekend I worked on psyching myself up for what I WANT my life to be like. This is going to be a life long change, so I need to embrace it and make it me.
I got up this morning with my husband (at 4:30 am) to see him off to work. Looked at the elliptical and made a pact that I will get at least 5 minutes in on it. Since I haven't managed more than 1 minute at a time I will do it in inclements. Anything I can do is better than nothing at all. So far I've managed 3 minutes total on it, but I also jogged for 10 minutes (WAHOO!) straight with out even slowing to a fast walk. I've never managed 1 min 30 secs before. I'd tried doing the walk/jog thing this summer but gave up. Now I'm looking at it and thinking, "If I can do 10 minutes straight now, imagine where I'll be in a month... in 6 months...a year from now!" I'm so excited!!!
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    emoticon great attitude! Yes you can definitely do it!
    2037 days ago
  • K1TT3N
    Awesome attitude!!!! And it will get easier each time you do it . Keep up the awesome work
    2040 days ago
    Exactly right!!! Good job talking to yourself and making the shift!!! That's huge!! Well done, YOU!!!
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    I'm so happy for you! ~ and proud of you! Facing an elliptical at 4:30 is no SMALL task!!! You BRAVE girl, you!!

    You know, we are soooooo gonna do this ~ 'cause I'm sooooo gonna find a way to meet you in person!!!
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    2042 days ago
  • _BABE_
    You are so right! We have to make THIS a part of our lives and looking at something as the devil itself will never help....embrace exercise ( easier said than done) I have recently start going in the pool at my local fitness club. I have avoided it up until now for obvious reasons but recently said to heck with it...I love the water.
    2044 days ago
    It's definitely all in our attitudes!!! :-) And I'm so happy you've found a positive mindset about exercise.
    Exercising is the hardest thing for me to do. Everyday is a struggle. I like to pretend the elliptical in my garage doesn't exsist...better yet, the whole garage doesn't exsist lol Just keep pushing forward and stay positive!! emoticon
    2044 days ago
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