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I'M BACK......AGAIN.....

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Today is Sunday, January 24th. My back is not feeling so good and I even had a massage yesterday which did feel wonderful but the lower back is really taking a while to heal. Despite one of my many aches and pains...(seems to be more and more each year...ugghhh) I am still pumped for the journey in 2010 to get healthy...lose weight....and get in shape....AND...even be a better person than I was in years before. We all have room for improvement in these areas because we are not perfect. I'm not striving for perfection just to be better.

If I can CHANGE my MIND....my BRAIN....I can change my behaviors that have gotten me where I am today....FAT and OUT OF SHAPE. But I will say some medications taken years back did help to contribute to this but...ultimately....I still have some mind changes to make! I think once you do this....stay focus which Sparkpeople really does help you with this....you can't do anything but improve.

Some of my tools that I have bought or incorporated to help me with this journey are:
My Family Y membership (reasonable monthly fee for my two boys and me-$40 a month)
1-They open up at 5am and close at 9am. (No excuses of finding
a time)
2-Clean, spacious, and neat facility
3-Loads of free classes to participate in
4-Plenty of equipment to use
5-Close to my house and work (again...no excuses)
Biggest Loser Cardio DVD by Jillian Michaels
1-The days I can't go out or don't feel like going to the Y...I have a
dvd to use in the comfort of my own home. (Again...no excuses)
The Greenway: This flat, 7.5-mile paved greenway trail in North Augusta, meets a growing need for outdoor activities such as walking, biking, and running.


So........I have no excuses....NONE!! And now after reading Annie's latest blog about pedometers....I'm buying one of those too!

I wish you all good luck in your weight loss journey.....keep kicking my butt....and I'll keep kicking yours!! LOL
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  • DEBJDARBY
    Seriously, Mary! What a gorgeous area for being outside. Good to keep a check on those aches and pains, and make sure to do some stretches during the day. Glad to have you back with us. I know my wings will be a little clipped what with my Mom having cancer now. I'm gonna keep on trying too, though!

    Love, Deb

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    4014 days ago
  • VHALL89
    Mary that outside area is awesome! I would lve to have that here.... I would never go in (unless it's cold, dark or stormng!).

    Good Luck on getting your back issue worked out. I'm preparing to go gluten free and from what I have read too much gluten can cause joint and back pain. So my hubz will be joining me. I will let you know how it works out.
    4016 days ago
  • MARYCLARK518
    I am beginning to think that my back issue is really not a back issue. I think I have some plumbing problems (that I can't explain) that are contributing to my back pain. Just a thought. I'm going to make an appt. with the chiropractor today and see if that helps. If that doesn't then I'm on to a regular M.D. Two weeks is long enough. I just think my body is screwed up from all the emotional stress. I'm working on that though.
    Thanks ya'll for your encouraging words......this time it's crazy....mentally I'm ready to go out and exercise all day long but physically this time I can't. That's another first for me.....okay..enough whining.......didn't go to the Y this morning-thought that would be pushing my luck. But depending on how I feel after a day at work...I'll do something when I get home....walk...or maybe my new pilates dvd that I bought a while back. Maybe I just need that for now. You all take care...
    4016 days ago
  • VICKIADAY
    Great place to get your mojo honey .....
    My back is a big indicator of how I'm feeling and if's it's bad I know to ease up and look at the cause not plough on through - walking helps me too
    4016 days ago
  • CYNTHIAMINUS40
    Wow, Mary, what a beautiful outdoor area for walking. We're here for you over here and also on Fab40. All this support from friends with the same goals - it's definitely motivating and encouraging. We'll all help each other reach these goals. Like a true team! Welcome back!
    4016 days ago
  • AWIL298
    Those Pics are wonderful! I enjoy walking on our new bike path but it will never be a beautiful as yours Enjoy each and every walk! Good Luck
    4017 days ago
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