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Workout Tip: You Did Great!

Yesterday I spent my usual hour or so at the gym, and walked out huffing and puffing. As I walked out of the ladies locker room, there was a woman standing there who said to me, "Great Job. You're really doing great!" To which I replied, "Thank you so much!"

I had no idea who this woman was, or where she came from, but honestly she made my day. I thought to myself, "You know what, I am doing great!" A few steps later I heard her say the same thing to someone else leaving the locker room. My guess is she was a staffer who was assigned the task of encouraging members - Pretty cool job. The whole thing got me thinking that sometimes motivation really comes in such simple forms, like having someone tell you you've done a great job. So enlist a friend, coworker or family member to keep reminding you how well you are doing in your health and fitness endeavors. If you know someone that's been working their butt off (literally and figuratively) at the gym, then let them know they're doing a great job too!

Until then, from the bottom of my heart: You're doing a great job! Keep it up! After all it is positive thinking day!!!


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UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Just on my last 5K a month ago, I was walking after the first mile. All of a sudden this older woman calls out my name to keep it up and started to say nice encouraging things ("You can do it!") I didn't know her but the only way she knew my name was because it was printed on the back of my ball cap. I never knew her name, but she kept shuffling along and by the end of the race I thanked her. It was definitely a big highlight from the run.
hansman17 hansman17 9 years
Funny thing..just A FEW MINUTES before i logged into this site, my girlfriend and i agreed to motivate and help each other out to lose weight and tone up for our upcoming trips!! Great story!
alannahbean alannahbean 9 years
I got a great compliment last night at the gym. I'd just finished (participating in) a strength training class and was putting my weights away. A woman came in, walked right up to me, and said, "Excuse me, but is this your class?" I beamed and told her it wasn't, but thank you anyway! She laughed and said, "You look like an instructor!" What a compliment! My biceps and I were proud.
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 9 years
This morning I was running and almost done...heading up a hill...when I heard a honk. It was one of my sorority sisters driving by. She shouted, "LOOKING GOOD!" and I ran like SO fast up that hill with the biggest smile on my face!
courtney422 courtney422 9 years
Motivation definitely helps!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
it's very simple to get this kind of motivation when you've been out of shape and you started working out, a lot of people notice your progress. it's different for you - you probably are at the best shape and people are used to it, all the compliments are long gone.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
What a great job to have!! :D It would be great to here someone say "you did great!" after a tough workout.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
That's awesome! I love it when I get encouraged to work out. Too bad my husband's idea of "encouragement" is telling me I reek and need a shower. He DOES like the results of the working out though...I think my body's pretty nice.
llendril llendril 9 years
that is really cool. thank you for sharing this story!
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