what was your little victory today?
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We all know it. Working Out Sucks. But what sucks more? Heart Disease. Diabetes. Not being able to play with your kids!

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So, what did you do today? What steps (be as small as they will) did you make to becoming healthier?

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I've gradually worked my way up to this, but last night I think all of my self-conciousness (or whatever it is) with my workouts at the gym is gone. I used to time my workouts so there would be very few people there. I never had an issue with doing cardio machines and weight machines with lots of people around because everyone does those things, but for some reason felt nervous or like I was being watched while doing my circuit training. I've decided I really don't care if people want to watch me do my jump squats on the aerobic stepper and do my walking lunges through the hallway. I am at the point now where I just do my thing and don't care if someone watches me because I do different things than most of them. I know the truth of the matter, I am most likely working out smarter and harder than 80% of them. I have lost 6 of my very last pounds, gone down 4.5% body fat and 3 jean sizes by doing all that "weird stuff" for the last 6 weeks. So that is my victory, I no longer give a crap what anyone thinks! (and you know it's probably all in my head anyways that they are watching me, lol)

sarahk11 32k
4 years ago
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My victory for last night: It was chest/back day for me. I did my cardio and then almost a dozen young college guys came in. I wanted to leave, but instead I jumped right in with them and got my lifting done... I sweat more than most of them, too Wink

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Debbie Pias 57k
4 years ago
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My victory was going to AF for the third day in a row and watching my diet for the third day in a row also. I did half an hour on the treadmill and the weight circuit machines.

kmcgraine 903
4 years ago
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After 30 minutes on the eliptical I decided to really challenge my legs and run intervals on the treadmill. I had just read that you can trick your mind into doing almost anything for 30 seconds. So I walked 3 minutes at 4 mph and then ran 1 minute (talking myself that it was only 30 seconds twice) at 10 mph! After 20 minutes of this I called it quits for the day. I clocked 5 minutes at 10 mph.

Julus Pahl 4k
4 years ago
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My victory was-- well a little lame. :/

Wasn't really feelin' it today,but dragged my sorry butt to AF anyway. I did a much shorter version of my regular cardio routine, and was able to start a little faster ( but end a little slower)-- yet still got my calorie burn done for the day.

Too much stress at work making life unpleasant-- gonna take a couple of days for me and kick it hard the next two or three. Happy

Vicki Bowland 53k
4 years ago
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I got on the elliptical for the second time this week. Whopping 2 minutes and 10 seconds, first time was 2 min, but this time it didn't hurt as much and I am excited to get this machine down!

eureka1951 1.7k
4 years ago
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Eureka1951 - I'm with you there!! Keep up the great work. I have been working my way up on the elliptical too. This week I really pushed myself to stay on for 10mn. Oh my gosh that was hard. That's an increase from 7mn last time. Thanks Anytime!!

spoortin 4.9k
4 years ago
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Thanks guys, all of the support, information, and tools on this site really helped me. 8 months later and I am at my goal. I had to adjust my goal a tad based on my Dr.'s recommendations, so I still count that. She told me not to lose any more weight. While I still weigh more than I did in high school and on my wedding day I am in a smaller size than I can remember ever being in. Oddly enough my Senior year prom dress fits me, even though I am heavier than I was back then (I assume that is all the muscle I have put on). That was a major part of my goal to be able to get that dress on. I plan to wear it to my cousin's wedding- luckily I was smart enough to choose something timeless 17 years ago. And here I sit at 35 feeling better than I can remember ever feeling, even at 18 when I bought that dress. Wow!

sarahk11 32k
4 years ago
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Getting up two days in row at 5:20 to work out before I go to work. That is WAAAAAAYYYY harder to do than working out after work. That extra hour of sleep is so tempting!!!!

hlane1233 2.5k
4 years ago
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I finally made 4 min at a slow jog on the treadmill! It kills my calves to the point I have to quit. Not winded just in pain....

donna9089 364
4 years ago

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11/9/2011 at 9:58 AM
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