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Sunday, January 12, 2014

So as you can tell, I've been trying to find my exercise niche. I think I've finally found it. Recently a coworker and I signed up for a membership at Planet Fitness. We have started off strong by going faithfully for the first week. I know, I know.... "Big deal. Anyone can stay faithful for the first week." Well, this is actually an achievement for me. Let me explain why... I have had 3 gym memberships in my life since graduating from high school. With my weight it is very easy to get discouraged immediately when seeing all the uber-skinny model types exercising, knowing I'll never be there. I've gotten better about accepting myself as I am with the help of my fiance and close friends. I can even crack jokes about my weight but it doesn't make it easier to want to workout if I feel like I'm the only big person there. At Planet Fitness there is a healthy mix of skinny and big people. They don't accept members putting other members down just because they may be just starting to lose weight. In fact, I got encouraged when an older and skinnier woman came up to me yesterday while I was stretching with my mom, and said she was proud of me for working out. That gave me a renewed energy even though I had just finished a 12 hour shift at work. Each time I go to the gym I am seeing obvious progress. Even in just a few days. I hope to soon be out of the 300 club. Definitely aware of how hard it is but willing to take on the task. I know I'm not the best at updating what's going on on here but I hope that with a little encouragement from my awesome friends here on Sparkpeople, that I will feel more held accountable to do the workouts and also blog about them.
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    That was pretty great, wasn't it, to have that lady approch you with such encouragement.

    You stated ;you wnt to be held accountable and that is something I can do...it's been a couple of weeks now - how're ;you doing?.... emoticon

    Doly emoticon
    2358 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Finding a gym you feel comfortable in is critical! Sounds like you finally found a good fit! I joined Curves because I wanted a women only facility and it was great -women of all sizes, wearing sweats and T's, nary a spandex in sight.
    All the best with your program!
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    2367 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    keep it up. stay positive.
    2368 days ago
    I am proud of you too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2368 days ago
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