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It is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

--Max Depree

I love this quote. Thanks Sarah!

I really want to do amazing things while staying firmly planted in my comfort zone. I have no idea how it is that I am expecting to do that. Most things that I want to do require me to leave my comfort zone. I am willing to do so, at least some times. Other times my inner negative voice tells me that it is not possible. Sometimes I ignore it. Other times I give into it. As I am getting older I am realizing that the doubter really needs to be proven wrong. Even if for a bit it appears that the doubter is right and I am unable to get to the goal. If I persist sometimes the goal becomes closer and I show myself I have skills that I never imagined possible.
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    I KNOW. I am so glad I joined a biggest loser team challenge. NOT the type of thing I do. I'm not a "team player". But... it has challenged me to try some new things out of my comfort zone. One week the challenge was to do core exercises. I looked up all the core exercises and there were 25 I could do. Some I had never tried before. I read that we had to do 100. So I did. I chose a couple every day and did 100 of each. I only realized after that they meant 100 total in the week. But it didn't matter. I had no idea that I could push myself that hard. I did the same with my ST machine which had sat quiet for a long time. I got out the poster and looked at it carefully. There were three suggested workouts that did all the body. I decided I could. So I did. Now I turn to the machine often for my ST day instead of just using my ball and free weights. It pushes me past what I thought I could do in terms of weights. This week is all about food which is my fear area. First we had to eat a rainbow every day. I found myself looking at the food differently. You're right, I have come a long way. I didn't stress about it. If I could... I did and if I couldn't I didn't. But I tried for more often yes than no. My last blood test did show the average blood sugars have nudged up a bit. I'm still within normal for a diabetic though and I figure that I may have to change my food as I lose weight. It's not as scary a thought as it used to be. Do it. Get out of your comfort zone. Just for one thing, one time. Let me know what happens! I have a feeling you'll surprise yourself!
    3230 days ago
    Consistency over time builds mountains out of aunt hills. emoticon
    3231 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Healthy changes produce desired results!
    3232 days ago
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