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Sing a Song For Me...

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I was that girl, always small, shapely and confident. While serving in the military I was the physical fitness coordinator for my unit. I was the terrorizer! I was the person who chided the "fat" people to run an extra mile, do an extra push-up and yelled at them to sing me a song as they struggled to breathe during exercises at 5:30 am everyday. Yep that was me.

Today, as I sit here I am 60 pounds overweight, I am embarrassed by my appearance. I often think about the people I led in my morning fitness program and wonder what they would say if they saw me today. While it is true I have expert, certified knowledge of how to loose weight, I have failed at motivating myself to loose weight by eating healthier and exercising consistently. It is certain that without change my weight will continue to increase and my health will decline further.

To be successful I must apply the same vigor, commitment and structure I required from my fitness participants. I am not exempt. There is no easy way out, there will be periods of pain and much sacrifice is required. I am that girl who successfully motivated others, now I must motivate myself to loose weight and Sing a Song for ME.
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    2080 days ago
    Keep your positive outlook! Best of luck
    2080 days ago
    Love this post! Thanks for sharing it!! I wish you the best in your journey and I know you will be successful. emoticon emoticon
    2080 days ago
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