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A New Year - A different out look

Friday, January 02, 2009

I think for the first time in my life - I can honestly say I am making myself a priority - I am exercising most every day - thinking of healthy foods - taking the time to take care of myself. I LOVE exercise - how did that happen ??- the girl who hated gym class - the girl who got told by a PE teacher that she was the weakest person they had ever met - the girl who was afraid to try sports of any kind - the girl who was told that that kind of stuff was for boys not girls. Wow - what a change! I reached a goal of being able to do real pushups for the first time in my entire life!! and I even did 10 in a row! I am excited for what this new year will bring - I feel like I am getting younger every day instead of older. I have more energy - I have more life - I am happier. I thank Spark People and the many friends I have met here for giving me motivation, setting the example and showing me the way. I know I can reach my health and fitness goals. How can I fail with all this help?!!! LOL! : )
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  • WBOYACK
    Sweet! I'm looking forward to being able to do push ups. Thanks for inspiring me.
    4548 days ago
  • OMELYN
    Well done, wish I were all the way there with you. I'm getting closer, can't claim it like you can yet, though, well done.
    4549 days ago
  • NANCYBFULLER
    I hear you. Today I bicycled a 5K in 18.22 minutes.
    I also was the person who couldn't keep up with the YW when we went on hikes.
    I had a ward sport director tell me I was a slow learner.

    My GPA actually went up when I no longer was required to take a PE class.
    4549 days ago
  • TINATC26
    FindingMe, you have certainly found you!! Isn't it amazing how the words of people in positions of authority from our past can ring in our heads years later? It makes you wonder if those people ever have any idea what they are doing to young psyches, doesn't it? Trying to believe that most people don't set out to do harm, I think many people like your old PE teacher would be horrified that that is your memory of PE class and him/her.

    Way to overcome it all, my friend...keep up the good work, your attitude is an inspiration!! Happy New Year!!

    Tina
    4550 days ago
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