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Getting Started and Enjoying the Process

By | Behavior Change, bootcamps, Mindset, Uncategorized

This post is from Carrie Headley, one of Dustin’s contributors.

“It will take me forever to lose all this weight!  No chocolate, no drinks, no real cheese, no dinners out for months!!  Go to the gym and attempt to workout with the people who are already skinny!!  Who needs that?”  Have you ever said something like this to yourself?  I have…many, many times.  The idea of “dieting” for months wasn’t a sacrifice I was ever ready to make.  So how did I finally join bootcamp and begin my journey?  Read on…

As for getting started, I am a believer that when the moment is right for you, you will take action. It so happens my moment was this summer. We moved into a new house this year that has a pool. Awesome, right!?! Not so much. I HATE wearing a swimming suit, even if there isn’t a single other person to see me. So I’m thinking to myself “Now I’ll be at home in the summer with my two daughters who want to go in the pool every day and invite friends over…friends who will come with their mom who is probably skinny!” After finally realizing I should be enjoying splashing in the pool with my kids rather than dreading it, I decided I needed a change. I found an article in Prevention about exercises to do while at the pool with your kids.  I was doing these exercises about two weeks when I was introduced to Dustin’s bootcamps  by a friend and knew I had to go for it! My bit of advice for when you are ready:  find something legitimate. Quick fixes are just that, they won’t sustain you for the long haul (believe me, I’ve tried). Find a good exercise program that suits YOU and really learn about nutrition and how to fuel your body.

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