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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

No pain, no pain!

No pain-no pain. That's what my dad always says jokingly about exercise. You probably know the way that saying usually goes is "No pain, no gain!" Mr. Fantastic Husband-Man's mantra is "Pain is weakness leaving the body." Yes, he stole it from the marines, hoorah! My mom works out because, "One day I'll be sexy..." She was kidding with me. She doesn't want the underarm-jiggle-wave. And, more importantly, she wants to be healthy. My mom is a breast cancer survivor! 7 years, baby!!

What is your mantra when you workout and are left with that stupendous ache? Yes, I want to be healthy. I want to wear my old clothes. However, I think I need a new mantra... Neither one of these are doing it for me anymore. The Wii Fit tells me to "Visualize my ideal body." Shut up! According to you I should weigh 129! Can anyone else say unrealistic and twiggish? Ick! Mr. Fantastic might leave me, just kidding. I try to tell myself it's a good burn/ache. I'm burning fat, I'm building muscle. That's wearing thin too.

Help a gal out! I'm sore and feeling whiney, lol. Sooooooooo, how do you stay motivated?
Blessings on your journey!

P.S. I'm super excited for my massage tomorrow!!! It's been over a month! I have the greatest chiropractor. :) It's really the little things that make me happy!


  1. This is a very interesting blog and so i like to visit your blog again and again. Keep it up.


  2. Hi! Visiting from SITS. One of my friends has a husband in the Marines. He tells her when it hurts after you work out it is weakness leaving your body. Ummm.... yea!

  3. Just stopping by from SITS.

    I'm not one for mantras - I hate that saying "nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I don't know... food tastes pretty good to me!

    good luck with your weight loss!

  4. I need some motivation myself. I love the no pain no pain idea. I don't like the no pain no gain one. LOL!

    Visited from SITS. Enjoy your day.

  5. While I want to lose weight, that's not a good motivator for me. I have to lean back on my faith and remind myself that I'm taking care of the temple of God, and will be a better servant to Him if I'm healthy (not to mention alive).

  6. I love doing yoga in the mornings after the kids leave for school. YEAH! I watch what I eat and how much I eat. I do love food though! HAVE A BLESS DAY!!! :)

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  7. Goodluck honey!! I remember my doctor telling me that losing weight and staying healthy is not all about willpower... its more about you decided to change your lifestyle and get your life back. Dropping by from SITS!!

  8. Good luck! I need to get back to my workouts too, a stress fracture sidelined me for awhile and I lost motivation.
    Stopped by from SITS, have a great day!

  9. I love the no pain/no pain attitude. You can do it.

  10. Found you on SITS and so glad I did! great post! Hope your Wednesday rocks!

  11. Yoga or running..but the Az sun is coming out and its so dang hot...

  12. I gave up on motivation. I joined Curves and now work out three times a week. I have not lost an ounce, but I am in it for my heart and bones.

  13. I need to work out. Good for you for actually doing it!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  14. I need to find some motivation. Following you now, from SITS :)


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