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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Again, I am reminded that I lack consistency. I plan and plan, but fall short in the execution of my plans. This is so discouraging.

Is it self-sabotage, I think it may be. Whatever it is, I need to overcome "It". I was so excited to reach the 150's, but have inched back up to 160.

There has been something in the back of my mind and I am now going to do it, it certainly can't hurt.

With the arrival of cold weather and Daylight Savings Time, my outdoor activities are limited. Today I have an appointment with a trainer at out local gym. Over the last 2 years I have noticed a loss of muscle, which is natural as you age, but it has made me feel weak and unsteady. I feel intimidated at the gym because I don't know what to do with all of the equipment and I need more than the treadmill and the stair climber.

My trainer says that she has many clients in my situation. I believe that she will be able to point me in the right direction, the rest is up to me.

* I need to get past the idea that taking time to exercise is selfish.
* Strength training is not just for men.
* I am worth the time spent caring for my physical well-being.

I am looking forward to starting a new plan.

I am looking forward to feeling stronger and healthier.

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    "* I need to get past the idea that taking time to exercise is selfish.
    * Strength training is not just for men.
    * I am worth the time spent caring for my physical well-being. "


    *YOU* are worth it!!
    1992 days ago
    I am also working on strength training. I KNOW it is good for me but I seem to struggle the most with finding time to do this type of exercise (I'd rather go out and run 10 miles - LOL!!!) It is SO important though! Sounds like you are headed in the right direction. emoticon
    1994 days ago
    I've done the same thing! I hit 140 and then started to gain. I saw it happening but didn't know how to stop myself at first. Good for you. You have taken action and have a trainer! Boy you nailed it too. I have always thought it selfish of me to spend time at the gym or running or getting in MY workout. I still feel that way but reading it in your blog is making think it's silly but I have to work to get over it.

    Way to go!!! emoticon
    1994 days ago
    I SO AGREE...and am on THE SAME PAGE on my journey.
    I WISH my fear point was as low as yours...I get to 160s and PANIC right back up to 170s. SMH
    I do believe IT IS FEAR. Fear of SUCCESS...and all the what happens WHEN/AFTER I reach goal.
    People tell me...you just keep going. I have to FIND the confidence TO JUST DO IT.
    I have been inching...back and forth...back and forth.
    I want it...but apparently not bad enough.
    I have blogged about consistency too. Stabilitizing.
    Finding and linking all the keys to get to 160 and become comfortable with it.
    I really want to get to 150...but at this point all I can hope for is 160. lol

    OUR bodies are mere machines that WE COMMAND.
    We we find the right combination and place within ourselves...we will GET THERE.
    Keep sparking.
    1994 days ago
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    1994 days ago
    You got the plan, you just need to overpower your carnal mind and tell it what you're going to do and do it.
    1994 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    You answered your own question... failure to execute your plan. Now, ask yourself WHY? Then take steps to correct and fulfill your goals. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1995 days ago
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