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Got to push through

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I got through today's Slim in 6 workout lack luster. I just went through the motions. I guess that's better than skipping the workout. I don't know but today I feel so blah. I'm eating better and working out like crazy, however, when I look in the mirror and see my fat stomach it's so discouraging. I have so far to go, but I keep pressing on anyway. This is HARD work physically, emotionally, and mentally. I felt like crying tonight because I don't see much difference in my appearance. I keep telling myself that one day in the future I will see the difference. Until then I am going to keep pushing play.
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    Oh man I understand...yes these workouts can be VERY redundant! Do you have workout music to play over it? I know that helps me sometimes...along with yelling at Debbie. LOL

    We can do this!! keep checking into the team forum and keep pushing play....there are always gonna be days like this, but it will pass..

    You can do this!!

    3505 days ago
    You are doing such a great job! We all have our moments where we get discouraged because it seems progress comes so slow. Sometimes little reminders like trying on a pair of pants from 6 months ago is very helpful! Sometimes T.O.M. makes things look a little bleaker and zaps our energy as well. Are you paying attention to your cycle?
    3506 days ago
    Take it one day at a time. You know that if you keep doing what you're doing you will start seeing results. Please don't get discouraged! You're doing great!
    3506 days ago
    Seeing this journey as a long-term lifestyle change, with ups and downs was the hardest thing for me to do. A quote I heard from the Biggest Loser trainers really helped me thru some weeks:

    Believe in yourself
    Trust the process
    Change forever!

    Just keep doing what you know is "right" and you will see progress over time!
    3506 days ago
    3507 days ago
    "Sometimes when you only have yours eyes to see with, things can be tricky." One of my teachers from school told my class that when we were comparing ourselves in class. We all did this little routine as a class to get in shape.

    She took a before pic and an after pic of our class and at the end of the term we all got to see how much we have changed. Maybe you would want to try that?

    Take a before pic, then in about a month take another pic and compare them. Looking in the mirror every day as you brush your teeth or put on make up you see yourself. You get used to this image and can't see the little changes take place. But with 2 photos in hand, you have something to compare. You can see that in the after pic your stomach has gotten a slight bit smaller, yet it is still not totally flat. Your brain tells your eyes there is a difference in the pics and then you notice it.

    Don't be too hard on yourself, when you push too hard to see results, sometimes you miss the small changes.
    3507 days ago
    Sounds like you have the right attitude about this process. Keep pressing play and eating clean and the results will come!
    3507 days ago

    And remember, little workout is better than no workout!!
    3507 days ago
    What I do when I'm feeling low or *Meh* about my workouts, I look back on my accomplishments (your first 5K Walk!! Woo!!) and think about why I feel the way I do. Are you getting enough rest? Have a hard day otherwise?

    Otherwise, cut yourself some slack and know tomorrow will be better!

    You can do it!! :D

    3507 days ago
  • MISSME1223
    YES! keep pressing play! you have been replacing fat with MUSCLE! give it some time to show...you WILL see it!

    I know some days are hard...so make tomorrow better... emoticon
    3507 days ago
    Don't get discouraged. I don't know how long you've been at it but I've been doing this since August 2010 and have lost over 75lbs and I still look in the mirror and see the same person.
    I still have about 40 more pounds to lose but I don't see what I've accomplished in the mirror yet.
    Don't give up...
    3507 days ago
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