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Running on Auto Pilot

Friday, January 14, 2011

The past couple of days have been gray, gloomy, and raining. I look outside and the last thing I want to do is go out and walk or get to the gym. Yet my body continues to go to the bedroom, get my workout clothes on and get out there. I feel like it is not me doing it, because the whole time I am still telling myself "I don't want to go out there." I decided this is where developing healthy habits pays off. When you can totally NOT want to do it, but your body doesn't listen and just follows the habits you have created basically running on auto pilot and getting the job done.

What really gets me is that I have gotten to that point! A little over a year ago, I was the total opposite. I WANTED to get up and exercise, I DESIRED to be fit and healthy, but habit kept me sitting on the couch, snacking on junk as I watched Biggest Loser and thinking that I wanted to get up and do something. NOW my habits keep me going even when circumstances are less than ideal and I just don't feel like it! WOW!!! I may still have a lot to go on my weight loss journey, but I feel like I have come to at least one place where I wanted to be- that place where your mind says "I don't feel like it" but your habits say "Just Do It" and what a great place to be! It like it here and this is a place I want to stay!

I definitely want to encourage anyone and everyone who is lacking motivation to just stick it out and I PROMISE eventually you, too will get to that place where it just becomes a habit and you do it anyway! But as the old quote goes "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." YOU have to make the move and stay consistent to get to that point. But if I can do it, anyone can! For real! I was one that was always overweight, thought that's just how I was made and I can't do anything to change it. WRONG!!! You CAN do it- You HAVE the power and control to be healthy. I might never be thin, but I CAN and WILL be fit and healthy!
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    I really need to read your blog today! I hope I get to the auto pilot stage soon but until then I'll keep plugging along.
    3844 days ago
    you and I are so in sync...I just posted a very similar blog! LOL I'm so glad we are on auto pilot!
    3844 days ago
    Great job getting your body trained!! You are an amazing example to all who know you!! I am so proud of you Keep up the Great work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3845 days ago
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    I like your attitude Denise, you have trained your body and mind well, great going my friend, really proud of you. It may take a long time, to reach where you ultimately want to be, this perseverance is going to pay off well....
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    3846 days ago
    I am so very excited for what you have achieved in your healthy journey. Namely, a new mind set, a good one at that, one that you are indeed in control of! Hurray for you. Keep it up for YOU and as an example to all around you who think they can't do it!
    3846 days ago
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    I think I'm 3/4 of the way. I feel gross and gulity when I don't work out on the schedule I have planned. Even when I do a little I don't feel satisfied. I feel like a little cheater. I am so glad your body is moving and it is stronger than your will. Before you know you will be the envy of all.

    3846 days ago
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    Great blog! I'm so proud and excited for you. I hope some day I can get to that place where my body does what it needs without a lot of discussion or help from the brain. I'm getting back there I think. I have either had PT or exercised 4 days so far this week. Now I just need to get one more day in and I've done my goal.

    Keep up the great work!
    3846 days ago
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