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  • FitnessRX Blog

    As some of you know, I am also keeping a Blog on the MD sister site, FitnessRX. I’m very excited about it! It’s fun to watch something grow, as I know the FitnessRX site will do. (Good job, LilSho!!)

    Because I have the other Blogs, I wanted the FitnessRX one to be different. I wanted to specifically target and write for the ones needing to lose weight. The ones needing hope and maybe just a little guidance to make it to the other side.

    So, every Friday I am going to post an assignment on my FitnessRX Blog. If you know someone who needs to lose weight, I want you to send them my way. I want them! Send them to me!!

    I believe that you cannot lose weight and keep it off if you don’t find, fix, and learn other ways of dealing with the reasons behind your overeating. And that is what the assignments will be all about!

    Every Friday I will give them something to think about and work through.

    I spent two decades blaming other people for my obesity. One day, I had to let this thought sink in, “I am overweight today, because of the choices I made. Me. Myself. No one else. Nobody force fed me anything.”

    And that is what the first assignment addresses.

    We all have bad things happen in our lives. I blamed my weight problems on the fact that my daddy left. But that was almost thirty years ago, y’all.

    It would not be OK if I was still overeating at 39, because my daddy left when I was nine. My goodness!

    It was OK when, as a little girl, I dealt with problems by overeating. I was young. I didn’t know any other way. But every unhealthy thing I put in my mouth once I was grown, was a choice I made to wallow, dwell, and stay in my past. And mercy sakes, why would I want to stay in a place that was painful? Yet I did. Over and over. Years and years.

    And OH MY GOSH at the things I would have missed the last few years if I had not decided to let go and move on!

    No trip to New York. No success story in FitnessRX. No Blogs. How sad to think I would have missed all these things.

    So, if you know somebody who needs to lose some weight….send them to the FitnessRX site. We are going to be doing some work and seeing some changes made….I just know it!

    And even if you don’t need to lose, pop in from time to time and be fitness cheerleaders for those who do!

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    • Originally posted by FitAdina View Post
      The cogs in my brain stopped turning, because I heard the T word.

      Why the terrible week? Why?

      Let me help you find the good in it! That's what my people do!
      lol Thanks love. Work stuff (or staff I should say). Having some problems with some of my staff and was having to interview for a few new staff (to replace the troublesome ones). Just a couple very selfish individuals who didn't care how their actions effected their teammates and when they were reprimanded felt everything was unfair. As you well know you can't MAKE someone be accountable, they have to want it for themselves. I've given them the tools, help, warnings, etc. and still nothing. So just a really stressful week that's all. But I got all my meals and workouts and hey! It's Friday!
      The biggest temptation is to settle for too little. ~Thomas Merton~

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      • Originally posted by Zanelike View Post
        lol Thanks love. Work stuff (or staff I should say). Having some problems with some of my staff and was having to interview for a few new staff (to replace the troublesome ones). Just a couple very selfish individuals who didn't care how their actions effected their teammates and when they were reprimanded felt everything was unfair. As you well know you can't MAKE someone be accountable, they have to want it for themselves. I've given them the tools, help, warnings, etc. and still nothing. So just a really stressful week that's all. But I got all my meals and workouts and hey! It's Friday!
        And now it's Saturday, and we get great Olympia coverage on MD...and what more could we even ask for?! WOO HOO

        You work translates like this to me... When people seek me out and want help knowing how to lose weight, I get the same reactions. I can show them the tools they ned, train them, encourage them, etc. But it all comes down to accountability. So many want me to be their conscience. They don't want to be accountable for their own actions. But in reality, that is the only way they will ever make it.

        But like your workers, most will just move on thinking life is not fair. When what they need to be thinking is, "This is my one and only life, and I need to make it count!"

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        • And I Would Do It All Again

          As I sit here writing, I am intensely aware of my hamstrings. No, let’s make that INTENSELY aware!

          And I love that feeling.

          I was talking to someone the other day who was seeking my advice. Every exercise I mentioned brought the same response, “Oh, that would make me sore.”

          HMM…

          I finally told her, “If I don’t feel sore from time to time, I don’t like it. It means I’m stagnate.”

          She just shook her head and walked on, muttering, “I just don’t understand you.”

          But you know what she doesn’t understand? That soreness I feel is the sign that my physique is slowly, but surely turning into the body I want. That soreness represents hard work and dedication. Persistency and perseverance.

          Long ago I accepted the fact that most of the people around me think my habits are extreme. And when I tell people I enjoy the pain, I am adding to that stereotype.

          But here’s what they don’t understand…

          That little bit of pain that I allow myself to feel comes with great reward:

          Shoulder caps.

          Toned legs.

          121 pound fat loss.

          Fitting in a booth at a restaurant.

          Crossing my legs.

          Breathing easier.

          People ask me all the time how I did what I did, and rare is the person who wants to hear the answer. The REAL answer.

          I tell them they have to put it all in perspective.

          You have to look beyond the pain of the moment to see what you will become.

          I have never regretted working out. And I have never regretted sticking to my diet when all around me were eating junk.

          And while others will search and search for an easy way out, I will enjoy the reward of my hard work.

          And I would do it all again, pain included.

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          • AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


            I'm flipping through M & F (because we get it at work..nto because I buy it!) and there you are!!!!!! November 2008 issue.....page 36!!!!

            I love it Adina...and I'm happy for you to be in the mag but...IT"S THE WRONG MAGAZINE!!!! We've got to get Gregg Valentino to put you in MD!!!!

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            • Originally posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
              AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!


              I'm flipping through M & F (because we get it at work..nto because I buy it!) and there you are!!!!!! November 2008 issue.....page 36!!!!

              I love it Adina...and I'm happy for you to be in the mag but...IT"S THE WRONG MAGAZINE!!!! We've got to get Gregg Valentino to put you in MD!!!!
              Girl...Gregg doesn't even know who I am!!!

              It's funny...I told them like the day before I logged onto MD for the first time that they could use my stuff.

              I WAS excited. But the longer I came here...the more I liked it. And now I feel all kinds of disloyal.

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              • You are born to…???

                My friend GirlyMuscle reminded me of something yesterday.

                I am doing what I was born to do. Even if it’s not my career (yet!!!)…I am doing what I was born to do.

                Talking to people about how life-changing losing weight is inspires me. It thrills me. It never gets old. The best parts of my day are spent in search of people to talk to about weight loss and making positive changes.

                Or as this East Texas girl likes to put it…getting your eggs in your basket.

                But what I was really thinking about was the road I took to get here. Three decades as obese.

                But doesn’t that mean I can look back and say the worst of times brought about my best of times?

                I could not motivate someone to lose weight as well if I did not truly understand how it felt to be overweight.

                I could not inspire someone to take the path I traveled without those 256 pound pictures I share.

                And sure, those were miserable years. Being overweight is not fun. But wouldn’t I do it all again to find my true calling?

                It’s a good thing to be able to look back and see that the worst of times brought about what you enjoy most in this world.

                I spent so many years doing things that were tolerable. I was living a life that was uninspired. Waiting for someone to inspire me, until one day it hit me.

                I have to live inspired. I have to find a way to draw inspiration simply from being upright and breathing.

                I have to learn to live and enjoy every moment I am given, because in an instant it could be gone.

                And I don’t want my tombstone to say, “She was waiting.”

                I want it to say, “She lived a life that was inspired.”

                Because I found my calling. And I would go back and relive every single bad moment I ever had to get here.

                Right here.

                Right now.

                And THAT is how I KNOW I found my calling.

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                • Gregg WILL know who you are. Gimme time...

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                  • Originally posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
                    Gregg WILL know who you are. Gimme time...
                    I love this site!!!

                    Do you know, I really had no intention of getting involved here. I was just going to lurk around for a month, then go away!

                    This really is the best forum out there.

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                    • while we are at it, what drew u out?
                      Muscular Development Forum Rules :.

                      This Post May be found offensive & may contain offensive material, consider yourself advised.

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                      • I PMed Gregg...sent him a link to this thread. heehee

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                        • Glad you didn't just lurk and leave! Your thread is one of the best we have!
                          SnakeBite Racing

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                          • Originally posted by UkrainianGuy View Post
                            while we are at it, what drew u out?
                            Strangely enough....

                            One day when I was grown, I noticed a hash mark on the wall. It was one I had made myself when I was in the 4th grade. I was trying to see how tall I was.

                            And that was the year after my dad left. And I was told his leaving was my fault, and that I was ugly, and I had already seen more porn than most adults will ever see....

                            And I looked at that mark...and I was amazed at how small I was. I had a world of adult problems thrust on me...and that hash mark made something click in my head.

                            I knew I had been robbed. Robbed of innocence and robbed of childhood.

                            And while I couldn't have either of them back, I could forge ahead.

                            I spent a lot of years trying to get things back that had been taken from me, but who wants to crouch that long?!

                            I learned to move that hash mark up, so that I have to look up to see it! And life is better this way!

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                            • Originally posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
                              I PMed Gregg...sent him a link to this thread. heehee
                              He may think I'm sappy!!!

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                              • Originally posted by connstellation View Post
                                Glad you didn't just lurk and leave! Your thread is one of the best we have!
                                It makes me feel good to hear you say that, well...read you say that! I was thinking this was just for training journals....which mine is definitely not!!

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