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Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
04-01-2016, 11:20 AM (This post was last modified: 04-01-2016 11:21 AM by daphne67.)
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RE: Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
I'm so glad Anitra talked you off the ledge!

Also remember that a month is nothing. This process is a journey, not a short trip. I started in February and am now just cruising along. If you read the success stories, you will see a common thread...those who succeed, trust the process and realize that it's not a quick fix.

Once your metabolism is healed the sky is the limit!
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04-02-2016, 09:09 PM
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RE: Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
Thanks so much, Anitra! It drives me crazy not being able to see my metabolism heal, but I just have to trust it's happening and give it time to happen.

Also, I just found out that my gym will be offering Yoga again twice a week. I am very excited - we used to have it, then our instructor left, and they couldn't find anyone to take over. Looking forward to adding a mind-body class to my strength training andight cardio regiment. happy
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04-03-2016, 09:57 AM
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RE: Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
Hi Rebekah, I just got a chance to catch up on your posts and won't add anything except, Welcome, and Be Patient. It takes time, time that seems to not move at all sometimes lol, but this approach of slow and steady and nothing extreme is the most sustainable way to get and stay healthy.

Finally, yay for yoga! I love it and practice every day, whether its an hour flow class, an hour of yin, any time in between, or even just 20 minutes of just breathing. When I started many years ago, it was for the flexibility complement to sports, then moved to its own physical practice, and then morphed into more of the mind-body connection you speak of.
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04-03-2016, 08:41 PM
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RE: Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
Yoga will be great! And that's a fabulous way to possibly cut back on some of that cardio, but by replacing it with something else so that you are not feeling like you are doing "nothing"...

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04-06-2016, 12:51 AM
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RE: Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
Thanks Emma for the warm welcome! Patience is not my natural virtue, but I am developing it a little more each day. happy

I am excited for yoga! I do have the problem if feeling lazy if I'm not in the gym each day, and this is a great way to be active and relieve stress. So looking forward to Thursday! There is also the chance we could get a Pilates class in a couple months. I would so do that for the core and balance work.

Things are looking up. I'm having a better week emotionally speaking, which is a relief, ha-ha. Turns out some of my existential diet angst was partially PMS, as the visitor has arrived...along with the bloating and random cravings. Fun times. But at least I am becoming aware of these physical and emotional cycles so I can be prepared for them in the future. happy
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04-06-2016, 08:31 AM
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RE: Rebekah's EM2WL Journey
Getting to know my body and how it reacts (particularly to stress!) has been one of my biggest takeaways from this - I'm glad you are, early in, really paying attention to your emotional/physical cues. It is so helpful trying to make sense of what is going on at a particular time/in response to external cues. I'm glad things are looking up for you.

And you and Anitra both bring a great point re: yoga. Like you, I like to do something each day if I can and feel good to. Yoga and walking (not crazy powerwalking, more walk the dog walking) are great sort of active recovery. Let me know how yoga is. I'm dying to talk yoga, lol happy
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