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Monday, April 15, 2013

I havent been exercising and I have been eating crap. I cant even say Ive fallen off the wagon because that wagon has gone all the way across the country by now and Im standing in a barren field in the middle of nowhere waving at it with a handkerchief. My last blog post was October of last year...LAST YEAR!!!! And I have done one or two workouts since then but the reality is NO.
I have been working third shift for 7 months now and I have no excuse about adjustment periods.
Please tell me that its not too late.
Please tell me that a workout is not useless or a waste of my time.
Please send me encouragement, burn candles, say prayers, anything anything anything.
Im not too proud to ask for help and I really need it right now.
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  • VCZK2TJ17
    as many have already said, it is NEVER too late. yes, working third shift is an excuse. i work first shift, but since i am stuck at my computer all day, i dance in my chair, or stand up and do some stretches. i will "go" to the bathroom a couple of times during the work day. i find ways to get small bouts of activity in. i am not one for scheduling exercise, except Zumba on Thursday nights. otherwise, i have to sporadically and spontaneously exercise. the little things i do throughout the day help me to get more active. as far as eating healthy, take it one meal or snack at a time. you have carp for breakfast, then eat a healthy am snack.
    1829 days ago
    Exercising is definitely not a waste of time and you can FOR SURE do this. Try taking one day at a time, or hour, or minute... emoticon If it would help, you can check in with me each day. I could use an accountability person as well. Good luck!
    1829 days ago
    Can I ask a question? Okay...that's a question...but here's another one...

    Why did you stop eating right and exercising?

    I can tell you it's not too late, because it isn't, but until you figure out why you stopped, this issue will keep popping up. So, I'd suggest you sit down for a good long while, and figure out what it is that derailed you last time. Focus on that problem, whatever it is, and find a solution.
    1830 days ago
    Ahhh!! I finally found you. I did not have time to comment this morning( 3 A.M) time for me to get to work. Hello,by the way....... So what do you want to hear? Hmmm...Ah,I got it. Seriously,it is not too late. You just need to gain your focus and fight harder to get it done.So are you going to stand there as the wagon rolls away,heck no! walk towards it,til you catch up. It is not going that fast.It seems that way since you are standing still doing nothing.
    I know for a fact that you can do this,stop accepting excuses and do something. It will be hard,but show yourself that you can work harder.I could be soft and say all the things you want to hear or I can say it the way I mean it.
    I made every excuse for myself when I weighed 321 pounds. I was Diabetic,high BP,high Cholesterol ,achey joint and ate terribly. I just got off my butt got motivated,did not accept the excuses and got it done. I still fell off ,but I kept at it and am still fighting.
    So harsh as this may seem, and I mean no disrespect,believe me. Get off the couch and get this done. Act like you want it and if you do, you will do something about it.You have some great people on here who can help,but you have to do the work. Good luck to you . I'm here all week. ( I heard a drum beat) emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Just remember: progress, NOT perfection! Every little bit helps!!
    1830 days ago
    It's never too late to start over! Everyone has fallen off of the bandwagon at some point in time. There could be many reasons why but it doesn't really matter why, how, when or whatever else. What matters is that you pick yourself up and start again. I would suggest just trying to get 10 minutes of exercise in every day for several weeks. If you can make it into a streak and do it at least 5 days a week then increase it to either 2 10 minute exercise sessions a day or 20 minutes all once. Whichever way you choose is up to you. You could choose to focus on your nutrition if you'd rather do that. Track your food every day and see if you can stay in your calorie range. The point is just choose one thing to focus on for several weeks or until you feel like you have mastered it then add another thing and see you can do both for several weeks.
    1830 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    It's never too late, and a workout is absolutely not a waste of time.

    Now - if you could wander my way and say the same thing to me it would help.

    Good luck catching the wagon.
    1831 days ago
    It's not too late! Try to make one small change at a time, and let it build. The good news is the wagon always circles back-and we are here to cheer you on. emoticon
    1831 days ago
    You can do it and it's not too late. You have already taken the first step, now just start slowly with baby steps. A little more water, a nice walk or work out with a video and log in on your food journal. Even a little change is a start in the right direction!
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    1831 days ago
    Hang in there! We can do this together!!! I totally understand about falling off the wagon and then the wagon backing up and riding over you again and again before taking off on a race across the country. However, another wagon is coming along and wants you to jump on! Pick one step to focus on and then maybe add another step in a little bit. You can do this!!! What is in the past is done and over. You can start again! emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago
    You can do it! You just have to make the choice to do it. One moment at a time, positive choice by positive choice and you will progress.

    1831 days ago
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