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New shoes, new dvd, new attitude!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So I really wanted those Shape Up shoes, but there was no way I was going to pay 100 bucks for them. Well my mom had 30 percent off at Kohl's, so they ended up being 70. I got ones that are just like black work shoes, so I can also wear them to work. I am a dispatcher and sit at a desk (12 hour shifts), but we have 2 - 30 minute breaks and 2 - 15 minute breaks, and I do enjoy walking around the building. Where we work it is very safe/secure and gated off, so no one is up there except the people that work there. They were very comfortable, and I can't wait to get moving in them.

I got the Walk Away The Pounds dvds, 1, 2, and 3 mile walks. I did the 1 mile yesterday, and it felt great to get moving. My knees didn't hurt at all after doing them, so I'm very excited about incorporating this into my daily routine, and working my way up to the 3 mile walk.

It's amazing how these two simple things have gotten me EXCITED about exercising. Now if I only can only find something that gets me excited about eating healthy;) LOL.

I also realized today I am so sick of saying "I've lost 15 pounds" (I saw my parents, and my mom asked). I can't wait til I can say I've lost 20... 25... and so on:)
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    Those Leslie Sansone DVDs are wonderful - I truly believe I wouldn't have gotten as far as I have so far without them to kick start my exercise

    Keep at it - you're doing great!
    4174 days ago
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    I hope you enjoy your new shoes...I have a pair of MBT's the original shape up and you're right the price can get up there...you caught a nice sale.....I also love Leslie I run a team for walking away those lbs...she is great and so easy to do

    4174 days ago
    I know what you mean... the only people that know are my parents, and my grandma. A couple people have asked if I've lost wait and I just say 'oh maybe a couple pounds.' Because I have *so much* to lose, saying like 15 doesn't seem significant at all. I also can't stand people at my work knowing I am trying to lose weight, because it'll turn into a big thing, and they will tell me 'oh a burger won't kill you' or they'll turn into the food police. I think I am just getting sick of the number 15, because I've been at it so long, and I am disappointed I haven't been giving this my *all* recently :(

    That is an awesome way to look at working out, I am gonna try and change my thoughts and say "I get to workout today" :) I feel so much better after I exercise, I just get lazy sometimes. I need to stop being lazy;)
    4175 days ago
  • CARLA393
    I haven't really told people how much weight I've lost. I mean, I tell my family whenever I have my weekly weigh ins, and my aunt knows too. But it's a bit awkward because I have 210 pounds to lose, and if I say, oh I've lost a little over 30 pounds to someone, they kinda look at me and think, really? lol.. or at least that's what I imagine them doing. I can gain 50 pounds and still fit in the same clothes. So I'm thinking when I lose 50 pounds it's not going to be much different. I think once I lose 100 then it will be noticeable. I'm so glad you're excited about working out! I am always excited to work out, lol. I love the gym. I read somewhere that you should think about it as a privilege. So instead of telling yourself man I have to workout today, you tell yourself, I get to workout today! It's more positive, and I find if I tell myself that I'm lucky to workout, I know I really believe it. Because I absolutely hate those days when I'm snowed in or unable to go to the gym, and I really do miss it!
    4175 days ago
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