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Waiting For The Benefits

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Where is this extra energy suppose to kick in? Or that healthy feeling? Or something? I know what I'm doing is right and I'm just as motivated as ever but where are these benefit I keep hearing about. Do they come later? I'm in my 3rd week. I thought i'd feel a little tiny bit of it by now. But honestly I feel pretty much the same as always.

I was really frustrated for no real reason all day today. So around 3pm I worked out in hopes to vent it out a bit. Well that didn't really work but my dad called me in the middle of the work out and wouldn't stop talking. Wouldn't take the hint I wanted to get off the phone. After I hung up with him I ranted about it to my husband and I felt better. I wasn't mad at my dad or even frustrated but the ranting still helped my general frustration I had been dealing with all day.

Day 3 of my personal challenge and met my goal again today. YAY! My husband is picking me up measuring tape in the morning as I have yet to measure myself. I know I need more then the scale as proof to myself this is working so I asked to get some. He has been so supportive and wonderful through out this. We both know i've done this before and its flopped everytime, but I've never stuck with it this long and he really believes in me. I love that about him.

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  • LACY77
    Very true, I've felt the same way before, but then I try to stop and focus on the positives! You are lucky to have such a supportive hubby! Keep up working out too, designate it as your time, and call back the missed calls later!

    You can do this! :)
    2465 days ago
    emoticon a true loving relationship should always be like that.

    and as for the energy, I didn't really feel anything different until about the end of the second month. They say it takes 3 months for something new to become a natural habit. I still get tired and frustrated and I'm 9 months in. Try to always find the positive in every day and that will help sooo much!

    Releasing negative feelings and frustration can really change how your day goes. I know it sounds kind of spacey but it works :D

    Sounds like you had a really nice time at Mcdonalds! I'm always surprised how a family trip to mcdonalds can actually be really nice.

    Have a great day!
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    2465 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12010654
    First I like to say congratulations on completing your 3rd week emoticon that burst of energy is right around the corner keep sparking and don't quit!

    TIP: You're right on the money about not becoming a scale watcher in addition to using your tape measure choose your favorite exercise outfit and take a monthly picture in it. When I first began I didn't see any changes then I decide to just take a photo and jackpot I saw the difference the scale was not telling me.

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    2466 days ago
    Good for you and your husband that he's being supportive. That shows a lot of character and love on his part.

    I know what you mean about the energy thing. I think I was about a month or maybe a little more in before I started to feel more energy but everyone is different. I've always had low energy no matter what I do so you might feel it really soon. Just keep moving forward and it will happen!
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    2466 days ago
    Must have been in the air, because it was a frustrating day for me today as well. You WILL feel that little bit of more energy. It's so hard, but have to be patient. You're wise to get the measuring tape, because the scale doesn't tell the whole tale!

    Hope tomorrow is a bit better.

    2466 days ago
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