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The Hardest Lift is Lifting Your Butt Off the Couch-Day 4

Saturday, December 30, 2017

I don't know who said it, but there is a lot of truth in that statement...the hardest part has always been getting started (especially when there are obstacles to overcome and the practice has still not become a habit)...next would be consistency...again becoming a habit. It used to be that it was believed that new habits were created in 21 days...i have read recently, it is really closer to 90 for new neural pathways to be created in the pain...for me, the old pathways are pretty deepset..lol But i believe that there are many times that we must "Just Do It" has to be the motto, whether we are "feeling" it or not. Feelings are just emotions that come and go. And for some of us, following our "feelings" got us to where we are any way. I am learning, that sometimes I just need to sit and "feel" my emotions..it doesn't mean I always have to "do" something..like eat that piece of cake to "stuff" that feeling...sometimes our emotions just need to be heard and validated. Today I didn't "want" to exercise...I didn't "feel" like moving...knowing that it will hurt like the dickens for the rest of the evening. I really detest taking pain medication, but i exercised and the took my medication, with the understanding that my muscles will heal quicker, if I exercise them..and I won't need the medicine.. I know that 2,000 steps..my 2/3 walking mile is not alot...but I need to be proud of myself. That's a hard practice for me😁 perfectionists are seldom proud of themselves, for we are never perfect...you would have thought I had given that quest (perfectionism) a long time ago. LOL I am still working on the food part, as far as tracking everything and staying within my 1,200 calories....but TODAY I exercised...i did one more thing today moving toward my goal...it is a journey..one more step Many Blessings for Your Journey
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    You are so right, getting up and doing it is the hardest part. But you did it! One step at a time, one good decision at a time, each moment you make the choice to do something good for yourself, you get one step closer to your goals. emoticon
    945 days ago
    emoticon Well, actually You Did It. I like your thoughts about "feelings" and needing to just do it whether you feel like it or not. You should be proud of yourself.
    946 days ago
    You got this.A journey starts with a single step. Sometimes you do better than others. Whatever I do is better than what I used to do and is good. As long as we keep trying, keep moving we are winners.
    946 days ago
    Keep moving forward
    946 days ago
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    The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step. Now that you've started, keep going!
    946 days ago
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