Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Determination: the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose.

The act of coming to a decision.   A long time ago I was determined to get healthy.  I decided hearing my son call me fat, not being able to do things I wanted to because I was too tired or just plan old lazy was unacceptable.  I also wanted to FEEL good for me.  Looking good for my husband was also a plus. 

It's so easy to say we are going to make changes.  When we start to make them our bodies start craving the crap it got so used to (sugar! fat!!).  I believe if we stick to the good changes we make for a month then our bodies will begin craving the good stuff.  Will we make wrong decisions some times?  Not working out one day, having that dessert that just looks too good to pass up.  Of course we will!  But we can't beat ourselves up about it.  Move on & continue on the right path. 

Exercise is probably one of the easiest things we can start with.  Going for a walk, jog or run.  Go to the library & look at their workout videos.  There are some very simple ones to get started with.  Truly all you need is about 20 minutes of your day to devote to working out.  Your body will reward you when you start doing this.  Within about 4 weeks you will start noticing a change.  A GREAT change.  You won't want to stop then.

Are you the type of person that would need others to workout with?  I thought I was in the beginning.  I started feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't get others to workout with me.  They acted like they wanted to but it was never followed through.  I realized the excuses got to me.  Their excuses.  Then I realized that was ok.  It doesn't have to change my goal.  If you want to try to gather a group of friends to walk with -- GREAT!!!  Putting in a DVD?  Call your friend to come over & join you or go to her house.  It's fun & the laughs are healthy too.  If no one can work out with you that's ok too!  Focus on making sure you are doing each move as good as you can.  Turn on some great music & get it done. 

Be determined.  You CAN do this.  Do it for yourself.  Do it for your family.  Just do it!!

Tell me one thing you can do to get started.  When I got started Denise Austin & Leslie Sansone were my go to workouts.  What about you??

Be Blessed & Healthy!!


  1. The first thing I did when beginning to workout was use the Wii Fit program. It comes with the board you use to weigh yourself and do the step aerobics on. There are also jogging, yoga, and other exercises. It tracks your weight/bmi and time you workout each day. It was a great help to me to see the progress I made with weight loss. I loved looking at that chart and seeing the line go down!

  2. That great Kathy! I also keep track of any changes & it really helps to see it down on paper. Pamela


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