WOOHOO I DID IT!! And you can too!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Well.... It looks like you all keep me accountable worked! I'm sitting here covered in sweat, heart rate up, feeling pretty proud. I could be upset that I had to stop several times or that I'm basically starting over with my fitness but I'm not!!! I took the first step which was scary and I was intimidated by failure but one step would have been a success. That first step is sooo important. If you can take that first step you are a success story. Maybe tomorrow you can take two or even 20 steps!

It took me over 16 minutes to run a mile on my elliptical. Before my pregnancy I could go 5 miles without even stopping. But that's ok!! I'll get there! I just need to commit to exercising most days. Get that heart rate up. I feel great after a good work out! I can do this and you can too!!

What are your goals? What intimidates you? What's stopping you from reaching your goals?
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    2000 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
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    2003 days ago
    I'm still recovering from retina reattachment surgery--that's what's holding me back right now. So no jogging or weight training or even gardening. Wah! But I can walk--20,000 steps Tues. 12,000 Wednesday. Going to push for 15,000 today. Should be doable--I've got recess duty and I march/dance while watching the kids. I can also do a HIIT as long as I don't jog it.

    Kudos to you--keep up the good work!
    2005 days ago
  • DEB9021
    Way to go! You are right, the first steps will give you momentum to keep going. And you will be back at it before you know it. But don't be afraid to start small. Especially if you have a lot of competing priorities, as I'm sure you do.

    Once I had kids (many years ago now) I made the mistake of taking an all or nothing view of exercise. I would do an hour or skip it completely. I gained a lot of weight that way, even though I too could run 5 miles without stopping. The problem was I didn't do it regularly. So do what you can every day. Even if you can only commit to 10 to 20 minutes daily, do that. Great when you can do more, go for it. But try for SOMETHING every day. Congrats to you for starting back so soon. Once you let it go for a while it's a long, slow road back. Trust me, I know. But still totally worth it!

    Keep pushing. You can do it!
    2005 days ago
  • no profile photo CHICA_BORICUA
    2005 days ago
    You will get back to where you were in no time. I did 9.5 miles today split between my recumbent bike and treadmill. I had gained a significant amount of weight back and was feeling pretty down but instead of throwing a pity party I did what you are doing and I have lost half of the gain back already in a couple months.

    2006 days ago
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