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Big Strides in Little Time

Friday, January 20, 2017

I know that this journey is all about making little changes that will last in the long run. It's about incorporating things in a fashion that make them easy to adapt to. Some of it has been relatively easy, some not so much.

I joined the gym, but as we all know, that's not always a place that feels welcoming. My friends who belonged to the same gym were often on different schedules or not currently committed to going. That shouldn't have stop me from going, but I did allow it to hinder my commitment to myself.

It's a new year and since I've opened up about my goals, I've found a lot more support and some great encouragers and partners on this adventure. Workmates started a weight loss team to compete in a local community competition. I was out of town when it was formed, so I'm not in the competition, but that's okay. Having that many more people on a similar journey makes it fun. To have these people to be cheer-leading each other and sharing recipes and tips is a great advantage.

Now, I also have another gym buddy. One that's not just currently committed, but challenging. Our one hour commitment to go to the gym has mysteriously changed into 2 hours. It's become more than just encouragement, it's more like a friendly competition. It's hard, but seeing the results makes it all worth it I'm sure that some of the serious people there think that we're nuts, because we're always giving each other a hard time and laughing at each other as we push to keep going.

I'm looking forward to our next rowing races, despite usually losing them! It's all in good fun & it's not just the races I'm losing while doing it.

I hope that you all find encouragement around you and can have much fun along the way!

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