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NLP – August 2015 – January 17, 2016

As soon as Joe and I joined the NLP program (August 18 and August 20, 2015), I began going to the gym once a day every day.  I had always wanted a trainer’s help.  There were many times in the past few years where I had bought trainer sessions, but I knew they would run out and I wouldn’t be able to afford more, so  a lot of times I didn’t show up for my sessions.  I was defeated in my mind before I had even begun.  
But now that we were paying for NLP, we could see a trainer every day – multiple times a day if you were that ambitious.  I started out with once a day. 
September 2, 2015
September 4 – post workout
September 27, visitng my cousin.  (a good before photo)
October 18 with Jessica in Denver.
October 30, made it in the pool.  Very out of shape.
Nov 26 – Turkey Trot – Grand Junction
Marivel changed her schedule almost daily so I had a friend to work out with. 
NLP Group – December 2015

Despite all my attempts to work out, I had not lost one single pound.  This was very frustrating, but I tried to look at the positive things that were happening.  

Next Level Performance – What Have I Gained?
“My son and I began Next Level Performance in August of 2015. I committed to one hour a day, six days a week. It’s easy for me to become disheartened when I don’t “lose” weight and I was not losing weight. But let me tell you what I have gained. When I began NLP I had high blood pressure. I no longer have high blood pressure. When I began NLP I couldn’t do any exercise that required me to be on my knees. My knees are now strong enough for me to do all exercises. When I began NLP I could not squat or lunge. I can now do both. When I started NLP, my joints were so tight, I could not bend down to tie my shoe. I can now tie both shoes with ease. I used to take a nap EVERY afternoon. I now never nap in the afternoon. I used to have restless night’s sleep. I now sleep all night every night. I have gained a lot of new friends that encourage me each and every day. Just today, I said, “I just cannot do this (exercise) anymore.” My new friend said, “Yes you can. Just do 3 more.” And that was enough to motivate me to keep going. After the session, she thanked me and said that I inspire her. Funny – I was thinking how she inspired me!
I found this quote for my Facebook page for the New Year.  “May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues”

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