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Body change without Mind change = going Backwards DONT DO IT!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I am amazed sometimes how old feelings creep back in. I have been certified to teach two different fitness classes this year. First of all, for me, this is amazing. I would have never thought I could have done this. Second, I am so thrilled that I am not waiting until my goal weight to do these things. Third, I have found that the feeling of accomplishment and inspiring others is one of the most wonderful feelings I have ever had.

So, last night I get ready to do my first Turbo Kick class, I am subbing for the instructor that is on vacation. I have prepared and am ready, but here come the doubts. The voices in my head that say "you can't do this", "you won't be good" ,"they will walk out of your class", etc, etc. I fought this for days...prayed about it, talked with others about it.

I have been teaching another format since March and loving it, but this is harder. It took so much to get those old thoughts out of my head.

In the past I would have made an excuse of some kind and gotten out of the task, any excuse just to not do it - but this time, I did it anyway. I felt the feelings, acknowledged that they were unfounded, prayed, got support and taught - AND had fun doing it!

So, another goal has been reached, inside and out. I put off old behaviors and thoughts and did what I should do. I taught a class and had fun. I do it again Thursday, and though I will still be a little nervous, I know I can do it!

It is amazing that our bodies can change, but if our minds/thoughts don't, we will remain stuck or go backwards.

I never would have thought a few years ago when I was my top weight of 245 lbs. that I would ever be doing what I am doing now. But after dealing with the death of my 9 year old daughter, gaining weight back, and now losing that weight that I would be reaching the goals that I am - it all seems more possible than ever. Anything is possible, it takes support, work, and belief that you can!

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    This post was both inspiring and motivational. Thank you for sharing your story, because by sharing everyone that reads it has an opportunity for their life to be touched. Best wishes to you and congratulations on your weight loss.
    3865 days ago
    Way to go Lisa! Just remember that God made you and that you can do anything with Him! I am finally getting back on here after about a year and half. I gained 19-20 pounds of the 45 I had lost so I am trying now to stay motivated. I will be motivated then the weekend hits and I quit then it takes me awhile again to get back into the routine! I am planning on breaking thru that this weekend and being good and counting my calories and working out! emoticon
    3865 days ago
    emoticon on sticking to your goals and having a good attitude about it! It never pays off when you give up on yourself! emoticon
    3866 days ago
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