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Hi everyone!  If you read earlier, I hired a trainer and I'm investing in me.

 

It's going on 7 wks and I have lost 5# and 5-1/2" overall.  My trainer is pleased and he keeps pushing me and that's what I need.

 

The time goes by really fast and I can't believe our sessions are over so fast but the next day, I feel my body has been "kicked".  I'm not really dieting, I'm eating everything I normally would eat but I believe I realize when enough is enough. 

 

I'm happy I feel and see the results but it's hard to realize it's a process, you just can't turn the switch on and off.

 

What I need to work on is getting more water in per day and increasing my protein and lowering the foods which have a lot of carbs and overall fat.  I'll get there.

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Best investment you can make!!! Wishing you the best...Heart

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@Just Bling

 

Sounds like you made a great investment. Many people do not realize they have to put themselves, physically and mentally, first. What good could anyone do to help those around them if they can't (don't) take good care of themselves?

 

It usually is not a quick process, but feeling better with each day, or time frame, always is uplifting to the person wanting to improve in these areas.

 

Continued success with your program. 

 

 

 

hckynut(john)

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Stick with it - make gradual changes you can handle regarding eating.  Sounds like you're on your way.  Me, sidelined first by back, then by bladder issues.  Working on upper arm right now, but have no energy for anything more.  I'll get back on track one of these days.

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@hoosieroriginal wrote:

Stick with it - make gradual changes you can handle regarding eating.  Sounds like you're on your way.  Me, sidelined first by back, then by bladder issues.  Working on upper arm right now, but have no energy for anything more.  I'll get back on track one of these days.


YOU do have the energy, you just don't realize it but I can assure you if you dig deep, it's there.  Our mind is so powerful, just making one little change will open up a bagful of others....try it!

 

I failed the first two times (not really failing but just failing to keep it up) so now I said to myself, self, if you can quit smoking in one day(and that was I think 5 years ago) , you can do almost anything!

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@hoosieroriginal wrote:

Stick with it - make gradual changes you can handle regarding eating.  Sounds like you're on your way.  Me, sidelined first by back, then by bladder issues.  Working on upper arm right now, but have no energy for anything more.  I'll get back on track one of these days.


 

 

@hoosieroriginal

 

You post is pretty much my life's story. Much of it because of my choice of athletic endeavors and competitions, with about every injury that exists. Than later in life came genetics to play the same type of roll on my physical health.

 

First was injury/recovery, some a few days/some a few weeks, and some many months up to 18 months for several of them. Takes a lot of confidence and patience in one's self to get part way there/hit the bottom(so to speak), and start from scratch once again.

 

@hoosieroriginal, I hope you finally get a stretch of time where you can attain your success in this. It has been years for me, but now I can honestly tell those that ask "I feel GREAT", because I have finally been, pretty much problem free. That has enabled me to once again be in the upper percentage of physical fitness for those in my age group. Had a Max Treadmill Test a couple weeks ago, and that showed absolutely the best I could ever ask for in the results.

 

Best to both you and @Just Bling,

 

 

 

hckynut(john)

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@hckynut wrote:

@hoosieroriginal wrote:

Stick with it - make gradual changes you can handle regarding eating.  Sounds like you're on your way.  Me, sidelined first by back, then by bladder issues.  Working on upper arm right now, but have no energy for anything more.  I'll get back on track one of these days.


 

 

@hoosieroriginal

 

You post is pretty much my life's story. Much of it because of my choice of athletic endeavors and competitions, with about every injury that exists. Than later in life came genetics to play the same type of roll on my physical health.

 

First was injury/recovery, some a few days/some a few weeks, and some many months up to 18 months for several of them. Takes a lot of confidence and patience in one's self to get part way there/hit the bottom(so to speak), and start from scratch once again.

 

@hoosieroriginal, I hope you finally get a stretch of time where you can attain your success in this. It has been years for me, but now I can honestly tell those that ask "I feel GREAT", because I have finally been, pretty much problem free. That has enabled me to once again be in the upper percentage of physical fitness for those in my age group. Had a Max Treadmill Test a couple weeks ago, and that showed absolutely the best I could ever ask for in the results.

 

Best to both you and @Just Bling,

 

 

 

hckynut(john)


@hckynut - Hey John - I tell you, it gets so frustrating.  Now dealing with bladder issues going on 15 days and finally Thursday I have an appt with urologist.  Get one thing fixed..... well, you know how it is.  I'm so happy things are going well for you!  Hope I will get there soon - in meantime I'm working with weights in upper arms and torso area - I refuse to give up!