Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Persistence pays off!

By Lynn Parsons

A couple of months ago, I noticed that my clothes started getting tighter. Since these were my "fat" clothes, this was obviously not a new experience for me.

But this time, I decided to fight back. I found a diet that would fit into my schedule. While discussing this with a coworker, she mentioned that she passed Curves, a gym that caters to women, on the way home every day, but had never stopped in. We signed up that afternoon (after wangling a deal from the owner), and have been going at least 3 times per week for nearly 3 months.

As of two weeks ago, I had lost ten pounds and eleven inches overall. I just put on my former skinny pants, and can now take them off without unzipping them. I'm down two sizes, and the third is slipping away!

Why is it working now when I have failed so often in the past? I decided to approach this like a writing project, problem at work, or other challenge. When I hit a plateau, decide I'm too tired to work out, or face another problem, I look past it for a path to my goal. And one appears!

Time to just keep on keepin on. . . sounds simpler than it is.

7 comments:

  1. great lesson on persistence! hoping it pays off for everyone!

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  2. Way to go!! keep up the good work.

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  3. I love curves. I went all the time until I moved to where there isn't one. Keep it up.

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  4. Congratulations! It feels so wonderful when we reach goals. I love Curves, too. Unfortunately, the one near me has closed. I miss it. When I was consistent, I reaped a lot of benefits and shed several sizes. Thanks for the reminder...I feel encouraged and inspired!

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  5. Good going, Lynn! It always helps to have an exercise buddy.

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