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Exercising For Dummies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I wonder if they make a exercise book that would be along the dummy series. I always thought that whoever made those up were quite clever (even if the title does sound a little demeaning). But, you have to be honest and realistic with yourself to realize that book is exactly what you need. I have tried various exercise routines in my past with no success. I either loose interest and quit or I try too hard too quick and burn myself out. I'm determined now to just take it one day at a time and one step at a time. After all, it didn't just appear over night! It sure isn't going to be going away over night!

I am going to go to my local Curves today and doing their assessment or whatever it is you do for your first appointment. I'm excited because I've always wanted to try them out and see exactly what they are like. I was spinning the Spark Wheel one day and they gave me a free one week pass to try it out! What an excellent gift! The place where I work partners with Curves as well to offer a very deeply discounted monthly membership. Now I'll be able to experience it and see if the membership is worth it since I couldn't find anybody who actually has used or used the one in our town!

I'm officially on day three of no pop. Yesterday I consider myself successful, even though I drank a Diet, Caffeine Free Mt. Dew at lunch time. I literally had forgotten to bring anything to drink with me and had no money, no cup, nothing... to get a drink. My brother (who works with me) had an extra can and so I drank a part of it. Just enough to wet my mouth to get through my lunch. Mt. Dew was my favorite pop to drink and I have to admit, a diet non-caffeine version just SUCKS! It tasted almost just as awful as drinking water (which anyone who knows me, knows that I hate it!). So despite my half-of-a-can, I still feel successful despite it. =)

Now on to day three. This is where it is going to get tough. Having been without it a couple days I can do --- now I'm going to start craving it again! But through God all things are possible and I'm putting my Faith in Him. He can strengthen me to keep me going. For all my Spark Friends out there, GOOD LUCK in your journey! Remember that bumps will happen and strength occurs when you pick yourself back up and keep going! Just because you hit a bad day doesn't mean your whole plans are ruined! Keep going! Start again! You are so totally worth it!

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  • no profile photo CD12233636
    I'm happy for you that you're placing your trust in God! Also, I don't like regular MT. Dew, I will ONLY drink the diet stuff- I know, I'm WEIRD emoticon
    2967 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12235216
    I'm proud of you... keep up the momentum and don't lose sight of your goals!
    2970 days ago
  • WINTERHARTT
    One thing that I started doing is picking up some fun dance DVDs. I have 2 from dancing with the stars pros and they are a blast. On cable on demand they also have dancing workouts that are really fun. Even if you don't get the moves right, just moving is seriously fun. I have a wii and xbox knecht (yes I have kids!) and play the sports & dance games. I punch my punching bag using different kick boxing moves and my daughter and I picked up bike riding and we just have a blast. I guess what I'm saying is that I find things to move with that are fun for me and not just "exercise." I always give up if I have to do the same old routine all the time. Finding someone to do things with is also a big plus. Everything is so much more fun with friends & family. I hope it works out for you with Curves. I've never used them but heard it is a comfortable place to workout.

    Good job on giving up soda pop. Here is an article you might be interested in. www.rense.com/general65/splend.htm I gave up all sugary drinks and diet drinks too. It took me about 4 weeks for all the cravings to go away. My doctor said it is addiction withdrawals that I was going through. That people actually become addicted to processed sugars & artificial sweeteners more than caffeine or alcohol and coming off it can be just as hard. SO HANG IN THERE! :o) It will get better!!!!

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    2971 days ago
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