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Sunday, July 14, 2013

So this summer has been a struggle for me. I backslid and have had trouble getting back to where I need to be mentally to lose weight. I've still come on Spark every day to spin the wheel but besides that I haven't done much. I dropped out of my summer challenge and everything! Bah!

I really feel like I need something significant to help me get onto track again. That I need more accountability because right now I cannot trust myself to work out every day on my own even tho I have a home gym. How stoked was I then yesterday when my best friend called me and asked me if I wanted to start going to Planet Fitness with her?! And best of all she told me that it would be free for me because she has guest privileges with her membership. I'm really proud of her for joining because she needs to lose over 100 pounds and I know we can be each others' support to lose the weight. I am a bit nervous about going though! I hate working out in front of people but I figure I need to get out of my comfort zone if I ever want to see change.

Anyways, I am off to the store now. I wanna buy some workout pants. lol. I hope all of you have been well.

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    I think this is what it is all about- when it gets stale and you are not doing in... change the routine. And to be a support to your friend while you are working out for you... I think this is a win win. Work on your form and your exercise and forget who else is in the gym. No matter what the body shape is they all need a workout...
    2108 days ago
    The best motivation for me to get myself to the gym, or go out for a jog, is doing it with a friend - both because they make it more fun, but because if I've committed to doing something with someone else, I can't let them down like I will if it's all on me. So it sounds like you've already got that going for you! :) Don't worry about working out in front of other people... Most people will be too focused on their own workout to pay attention to you, and anyone who does judge someone who's exercising, isn't worth thinking about!
    2108 days ago
    That's awesome! I love Planet Fitness and I got the black card membership as well. It's great to be able to take a guest for free every single day and my membership is only $19 a month and the one near me is open 24 hours to boot which works with my schedule. That's great you'll get to go with a friend! emoticon
    2108 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!!
    2108 days ago
    It can be helpful to have someone to push you and motivate you, with you doing the same for them. Sometimes people stop because it's just not interesting enough for them. If you can't stay motivated to get to the gym, try some other workouts, play some sports, or find whatever movements make you feel happy. When you really enjoy doing something you'll stick with it a lot easier.
    2109 days ago
    I am glad your friend called and offered to take you to her gym (for FREE) right when you were READY. How cool is THAT???? Perfect timing! As for working out in front of others, don't sweat it. Just like you, everything that is at the gym is focusing on themselves and not even looking at anyone else! emoticon
    2109 days ago
    Good for you commiting to this for yourself and motivating your friend to get healthy! You can do this!!
    2109 days ago
    You are back on track and that is what counts! Good for you!
    2109 days ago
    We all go through periods like this at one point or another. It is just best to get moving as much as you can. I think then the motivation will come back and now that your friend asked you go to the gym with her you have plenty of reasons to start moving again!
    I think that is great!!!
    2109 days ago
  • TIGER_LILY_613
    How great that you have such a nice friend ! Yay for workout buddies !
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    2109 days ago
  • SWAN47
    We've all been where you are - most of us anyway. I came back from 2 weeks vacation in which I ate so much bad food it's not funny. The good thing I did was read Spark Solution - highly recommend.. Totally read it before you start so you can be mentally motivated and prepared. I'm on Day 11 and really motivated. It's been quite a while since I've felt like this. So if you can buy it - prepare - schedule food and exercise and go for it. Good luck in your goals and in getting healthier. emoticon
    2109 days ago
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