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My "Ah Hah" Moment

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A little over a week ago, while participating in praise and worship at church, I noticed a rear view of myself on the screen. What a horrifying experience. I made an effort to rearrange my clothing in hopes that it would make a difference. The second view was just as shocking as the first. I had joined the YMCA last month, but was yet to begin working out. Just three days after my experience at church, I began working out at the Y. I have been attending regularly ever since. I know it's been only a week, but I'm finding that I actually look forward to my workouts. I'm away from my kids and work for 1-2 hours and I get to clear my head as a result. I was waking up every night. Now, I'm sleeping more soundly and I'm even in a better mood. Surprisingly, my appetite has significantly decreased. I've been told that we all have some "ah hah" moment to get us on track. For me, it has taken over a year of half-stepping to actually become diligent enough to put forth more effort.
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  • RINAKING
    Yeah, I had my ah hah moment as well!! I'm glad you found the motivation you needed to get started on your weight loss journey. I look forward to my workouts most times also. I put all other cares out of my head and just focus on me. I workout in the am before work and my mind will wander to "what do I have to do at work today" and I quickly dismiss the thought and say "no, I worry about that AFTER my workout!

    Keep up the good work!
    4960 days ago
  • FOODFROMAFAR
    Good for you, Carla! I find that exercise is rather addicting, too. Once I get going, I want to keep going. I feel better and sleep better. You're doing a great job in being consistent at the Y.
    4961 days ago
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