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A small step for womankind...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Well, you gotta start SOMEWHERE. I got tired of being all talk and no action. Last week on Monday, I joined Curves. I did Curves' workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I walked the dog for 50 minutes (did about 2.5 miles) on Tuesday and Sunday. I am still working on getting my eating under control, but I feel like at least I'm doing SOMETHING to take me a step closer to my goal, whereas before I was not doing much of anything. I don't know where this will take me, or if it does take me anywhere, how long it will be before I see results. But, I've taken a step, and that's pretty important, because the journey of a thousand steps starts with the first one.
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  • TSTRING
    Thank you all so much for the encouragement! You have no idea how much I appreciate you!
    3274 days ago
  • STAYPRESENT
    That is terrific. It has been about 6 years since I decided to start this journey to improve my health. I noticed that I really had problems with selfesteem & beating myself up. (Still have to watch that now) I first started with an exercise program. Then I joined Curves. It did help my feelings about myself.

    The food thing was/is harder for me. I remember this one girl saying that to lose weight you just have to get used to being hungry. That was such a depressing comment. I totally do not agree. For me it was making good choices.

    I'm so glad you come here to voice what is going on and you are keeping on keeping on.

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    3274 days ago
  • -LISH-
    Good move!
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    Hope you enjoy Curves!
    3274 days ago
  • GNUATTITUDE
    This is just how I started when I started with my health coach several years ago. I identified ONE goal and started there. And once I achieved success with that one consistently, I added another one.

    I think going to Curves was a great place to start. Once I made a commitment to regular exercise, I just felt better about myself. And without planning to, I started to compete with myself, just to see what I was capable of. Very cool stuff.

    Might I suggest that when you're ready to make food related goals, make them one at a time, and make them small and achievable. Don't go all Biggest Loser and try to do it all at once. Be kind to yourself.
    3274 days ago
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