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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

16. To live without pain without taking prescription ibuprofen several times each day.

Last night, I happened into a live yoga class. I was so excited because I got to take one last year when I was training to run the half marathon. The next morning was the only day I was not in pain from running. I have been wanting to do yoga ever since, but am not faithful to it at home and have not had a chance to do a live class since then. But last night, I had my chance. There were many parts that were tough, and I even worked up a sweat! What was disappointing was that there were a couple times when I was flexible enough to bend further, but my abdominal fat was in the way. emoticon

My reason for today was originally going to be "so I can do yoga without my fat getting in the way," but then I asked myself, "but why do I want to do yoga?" I like the experience of yoga, but the biggest reason I want to do yoga is to reduce my pain. Losing weight would not only help with reducing abdominal fat so I could bend more freely, but also will reduce stress on my back and joints.

To help SPARK the fire I need to get back on track, I plan to post a new reason for 30 days reminding me why I want to live healthier and lose weight.

16. To live without pain without taking prescription ibuprofen several times each day.
15. To wake up easily.
14. I want to be my own inspirational story.
13. It feels so much better to be in control of my sugar addiction than to be controlled by it.
12. More small clothes fit in the washer/dryer than big clothes.
11. With more strength, greater flexibility, and less weight, I may find myself in less pain.
10. When I am outside more, I am sick less.
09. To reduce my rising cholesterol levels.
08. To be a positive influence on my diabetic husband.
07. I hate my double chin.
06. So I can easily reach my goal of finishing the 2014 Fight for Air Climb in under 40 minutes.
05. Regular exercise clears my head and evens my moods.
04. I feel more in control of my life when I take care of myself.
03. I liked it better when I fit in L shirts instead of XL.
02. When I exercise regularly, I have more energy.
01. When my face is thinner, I have a prettier smile.
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    I love your idea of posting a reason to lose weight every day for 30 days. I might even have to "borrow" that idea but I think I could do it for a lot longer than that. (I probably have more weight to lose than you do!)

    Anyway -- your energy comes through loud & clear. You are SURE to succeed!

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    You are an inspiration and I know you WILL succeed at all you commit to.
    Glad to be in the company of success!

    1781 days ago
    Yoga is a great pain reliever. I try to do some yoga after my weight training routine to maintain flexibility and ease the pain I generally experience in my lower back. Good luck with your program and I hope you stay with the yoga program.
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