Love Yourself

- POSTED ON: May 03, 2011

                         

To everyone who chooses to run – or walk - a marathon,
Congratulations !!! 

I won’t be joining you. 


I totally lack the herd instinct.
I don't like crowds, and I don't like to exercise with other people.


I like spending that time alone. I enjoy choosing music or programs of my personal choice or using the meditative aspect of exercise. I like the feeling of accomplishment when I'm finished, and the internal and external strength that exercise gives me.
 Small goals are worthy of celebration. Exercising for 10 minutes a day, running a mile or walking a 5K are all accomplishments of which to be proud.

We don't all have to run a marathon, cook everything from scratch, or bench press our own body weight. I choose not to feel like a quitter for deciding to set my exercise goals lower than others might, or for listening to my body and changing those goals

No one judges you but yourself,   and really, cut yourself some slack! Whether you need to lose 100 pounds or you're just trying to maintain a 5-pound loss, we're all fighting the same fight, taking the same journey.


My body is unique, and so is yours.
What works for me won't necessarily work for you, and
What motivates you might not be what inspires me.


Love yourself. 


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On May 03, 2011 kimberchick wrote:
Hello my dear and wonderful friend Phyllis :) I have been in FL for the past 3 weeks and I've missed checking your blog daily - so happy to be home! You are such an inspiration to me and I am so looking forward to getting myself back into the swing of things and sharing the life-long journey of weight maintenance w/you <3 Will call you this week once I've got myself settled back into my life :) LOVE YOU and LOVE YOUR SITE!!


On May 03, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
              Thanks Kimber, It's good to hear from you. I've been wondering how you are.


On May 03, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
I like spending that time alone. I enjoy choosing music or programs of my personal choice or using the meditative aspect of exercise. I like the feeling of accomplishment when I'm finished, and the internal and external strength that exercise gives me.***Me too. That is what one of things that is so nice about WATP. I also include resistance bands for strength training most days. The regular, low level exercise (persistence not perfection) has provided me with the endurance I need to enjoy the other physical apects of my life with minimal cost and time. My time is too limited to be running to a gym and I am glad I do not have to. The exercises are also minimal, so I do not get any illusions, that I am burning off a meal (as one WATP put it). Do you know of any other similar type exercise videos?


On May 03, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Another thing we have in common. I have quite a few of Leslie Sansone's DVDs, and enjoy them. I also have many other exercise DVDs by various gurus and trainers, including different forms of dance exercise and even some of the original Jane Fonda videos, but Leslie's exercises just seem to fit best with my body.

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