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I talked myself into exercising!

AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
Okay maybe a small feat for some but I have been really tired the past two days for no good reason. I have done very well doing at least 15 min a day of something and even 30 some days then I did water aerobics(60 min) and strength training on Monday, but yesterday I talked myself out of the gym and just ate my regular calories. Today I had decided to do the same because I still felt worn down. But then I said "OH NO! You always do this! :grumble: You are not talking yourself out of this!" So myself talked myself into it. I did the 2 mile WATP video. Now if myself can just find a way to get the extra calories in LOL!:laugh:

Amy:bigsmile:
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  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    Okay maybe a small feat for some but I have been really tired the past two days for no good reason. I have done very well doing at least 15 min a day of something and even 30 some days then I did water aerobics(60 min) and strength training on Monday, but yesterday I talked myself out of the gym and just ate my regular calories. Today I had decided to do the same because I still felt worn down. But then I said "OH NO! You always do this! :grumble: You are not talking yourself out of this!" So myself talked myself into it. I did the 2 mile WATP video. Now if myself can just find a way to get the extra calories in LOL!:laugh:

    Amy:bigsmile:
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  • LuckyLeprechaunLuckyLeprechaun Posts: 6,479Member Member Posts: 6,479Member Member
    woot woot!!! Good job!! You should be very proud of yourself!

    You should pick some kind of (non-food) treat to reward yourself for making the right decision.

    I bought a new mascara today to celebrate another pound gone... I was super happy not to reward myself with food (as I used to do WAYYY too often)
    :bigsmile:
  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    Thanks for the idea- I need to start making a list of non-food rewards that I can give myself for these things and for pounds gone. Any suggestions? Thanks again!:flowerforyou:

    Amy:bigsmile:
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  • suprjewelssuprjewels Posts: 507Member Posts: 507Member
    I just found a good calorie taker. GRAPES. 2 cups of seedless red grapes are a whopping 208 calories. I will always have them on hand for those too many calorie days. Just a suggestion. Oh and Congrats!!! I know those days I had one yesterday. My DH came in our room and said I thought you were tired. (I was working out on the gazelle) I said I am, but, laying there watching tv is not going to get this weight off. I was so proud of me. I tooted my own hord. You toot away!!! Great Job Amy!!
  • lulubarlulubar Posts: 739Member Member Posts: 739Member Member
    Beeeep beep beeeeeppp beeppp beeeeeepppp! That's me tooting your horn too! Way to go Amy!!:drinker: :drinker: :drinker:
  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    That's great suprjewels! We'll get there! Slow and steady and persevering wins the race!:flowerforyou: Have to find me some grapes this weekend!

    Amy:bigsmile:
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  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    Thanks lulubar! You are so great thanks for being there to help me celebrate!:flowerforyou:

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  • MOMOFTWO29MOMOFTWO29 Posts: 8,276Member Member Posts: 8,276Member Member
    Amy that is so great and I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    Thanks Laura we're trucking along are we not!:drinker: :flowerforyou:

    Amy:bigsmile:
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  • BrandNewLauraBrandNewLaura Posts: 1,650Member Member Posts: 1,650Member Member
    Thanks for the idea- I need to start making a list of non-food rewards that I can give myself for these things and for pounds gone. Any suggestions? Thanks again!:flowerforyou:

    When I hit 40 pounds lost, I got an awesome pedicure...and my toenails were BRIGHT pink...I think the picture of my toes is on my profile lol...it was great!
  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    I think I am planning treating myself to a perm when my taxes come in. I want my hair back curly like in my pic. That will be a double bonus I can reward myself and feel good with my new hair do!

    Amy:bigsmile:
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  • memaw66memaw66 Posts: 2,565Member Member Posts: 2,565Member Member
    Way to go Amy!!!!!!!

    :drinker: :drinker: :drinker: :drinker: Cheers to you!!!!!


    Memaw
  • pixiestickpixiestick Posts: 839Member Member Posts: 839Member Member
    Victory! It's amazing the power that we have over our own actions... ie the talking into or talking out of. It's like you're taking the same power that used to say "I'll always be big" or "I'm not strong enough" and using it for a completely different purpose.

    You've got the power!!
  • shar140shar140 Posts: 1,161Member Posts: 1,161Member
    Way to Go Amy!! :drinker: :flowerforyou:

    I remember times when I would just feel so run down and wouldn't want to exercise...but I remember then that after I exercise I always feel so much better!!

    As far as rewards...I have been rewarding myself with new mp3's for my mp3 player - which I use when I work out!

    Keep up the good work! :drinker:
  • AmyNVegasAmyNVegas Posts: 2,233Member Member Posts: 2,233Member Member
    Thanks all! I have more energy today since I exercised last night! Thanks for the encouragement.:flowerforyou:

    Amy:bigsmile:
  • Leigh14Leigh14 Posts: 871Member Member Posts: 871Member Member
    Okay maybe a small feat for some but I have been really tired the past two days for no good reason. I have done very well doing at least 15 min a day of something and even 30 some days then I did water aerobics(60 min) and strength training on Monday, but yesterday I talked myself out of the gym and just ate my regular calories. Today I had decided to do the same because I still felt worn down. But then I said "OH NO! You always do this! :grumble: You are not talking yourself out of this!" So myself talked myself into it. I did the 2 mile WATP video. Now if myself can just find a way to get the extra calories in LOL!:laugh:

    Amy:bigsmile:
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    Yay!!! And, isn't having too many extra calories to eat the BESTEST problem in the whole word?!?! :bigsmile: :drinker:
  • MrBinkertonMrBinkerton Posts: 109Member Posts: 109Member
    Great Job Amy!!! Woohoo!!
    I always find myself talking my way out of working out. But isn't it great once its over and you can feel so much better about it!?!?!

    Thanks for the encouragment!!! Keep up the awesome work AMY!!!!
  • LuckyLeprechaunLuckyLeprechaun Posts: 6,479Member Member Posts: 6,479Member Member
    Thanks for the idea- I need to start making a list of non-food rewards that I can give myself for these things and for pounds gone. Any suggestions? Thanks again!:flowerforyou:

    Amy:bigsmile:
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    some ideas:
    get your hair done, or buy a new yummy-smelling shampoo/conditioner
    scented lotions/bubble baths/body wash/scrubs
    new color of nail polish/mani/pedi (OMG get a ped-egg they ROCK)
    get a massage
    make a new playlist on your ipod
    buy yourself a new book
    get a magazine (I call em brain-candy)
    new shoes (they'll always fit no matter how much weight you lose)
    new purse/wallet
    rent a video/go to the movie theater
    new hobby supplies ( I like to knit so I'll get a new color/texture of yarn)
    flowers/plant for your house/classroom
    try a new kind of exercise class/lesson

    you get the idea. pamper yourself without it being about feeding yourself. you'll start to see food as nutrition and fuel, not as a reward.

    YAY Amy!! Now get out there and do something swell for yourself:flowerforyou:
  • RunningStephRunningSteph Posts: 98Member Posts: 98Member
    Good for you Amy! I plan on rewarding myself with a pedi when I lose my first 5. :happy:
  • amycakes812amycakes812 Posts: 441Member Posts: 441Member
    WTG Amy! It is so hard to get motivated to workout when you are tired. I think that's wonderful you worked through it and found your spark to get moving! Maybe you could send some of that my way when I don't feel like getting my butt in gear!! :wink: :wink:
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