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A Week of Milestones.. What Doesn’t Kill Me Will Make Me Stronger

Today I’m feeling super proud of myself. It’s been a week of milestones. One month ago (7/1/19) I visited the gym for the first time in thirty years. I have a disability effecting my balance, coordination, task sequencing and task completion capabilities. Despite this I was determined to find exercises I could do safely, supported by my carer/support Worker. The exercise bike, rowing machine and treadmill were out of bounds to begin with. One month later; today I did the longest stint on the rowing machine (13 minutes), the longest stint on the treadmill (13 minutes) and the longest stint on the exercise bike (13 minutes). This is no small feat considering I’m always very unsteady on my feet afterwards and fall more frequently in the proceeding hours. I don’t complain about that though, instead I pick myself up, dust myself down and set myself a new target. Weight wise this week also saw me reach the 14.5 stone mark (yesterday) followed by today I reached the one stone weight loss mark. That’s one stone of weight lost since 24/12/18. This is of course not the end of the journey but merely the end of the first chapter. I don’t care how many times I fall, I will always get back up. I look forward to reaching the next milestones. I’m determined ... what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger.

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Oh Fitter-At-50, what an absolute inspiration you are! So very well done on ALL of your achievements! You have overcome so many obstacles to reach your short term goals, I am absolutely positive that you will achieve your longer term goals too. Congratulations x

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Wow. That is an amazing achievement. You have to give yourself a hearty pat on the back. Looking forward to hearing more about the journey.

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Dear Fitter-At-50, I didn't know you faced so many challenges. Thank you for sharing about yourself, for now it has more meaning when you talk about your exercise and weight loss achievements. Keep well and wish you all the best.

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What an inspirational post thank you so much for sharing. Well done on all you have achieved so far this year, that is amazing. Feel proud of yourself and never forget to acknowledge all your achievements. Well done.

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Long time since I looked at this site and the first post I saw was yours - you are amazing. Look forward to reading more posts!!

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