Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
Posts: 3,293
10/27/13 5:00 P

You need to plan ahead. Busy is just reality, so you are better off dealing with it than just giving up every time your life gets hectic.

Do you have children? Are you setting a good example for them in terms of healthy eating and exercise? Are you setting a good example for them with respect to problem solving and critical thinking?

Of course you CAN do it--you are just choosing not to.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (81,472)
Fitness Minutes: (47,657)
Posts: 5,092
10/26/13 10:15 A

Girl, you need to change your attitude! That is step one!

ECHO_Q90 SparkPoints: (576)
Fitness Minutes: (456)
Posts: 6
10/25/13 9:01 P

If you want constant reminders on your phone. Noom is a good app to download

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
10/25/13 1:48 P

it's all about what we tell ourselves. you told yourself that "U can't so you won't. Change your attitude to I can so I will. We have to be our own best support.

JADIP44 Posts: 22
10/24/13 8:47 P

Thanks flr the tips. I love junkfood and ur right if i am not focusing myself for real gos then i am not going to accomplish them.

GYPSYGOTH SparkPoints: (94,944)
Fitness Minutes: (72,557)
Posts: 45,743
10/24/13 6:36 P

You say you need some sort of support, but you haven't taken advantage of all of the great support here by creating a page and interacting with people! We can't do much for you other than wish you luck if you aren't posting updates or blogging about your specific issues... there are so many great teams where you can find supportive people...

Good luck! You CAN do it, but starting small and building good habits is the important thing, or you will probably just give up because it's too hard. Make it easy on yourself and follow the program's FastBreaks.

STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,748)
Fitness Minutes: (4,601)
Posts: 577
10/24/13 3:53 P


I was just about to post what DIDS70 suggested.

You need to surround yourself with motivation to keep it foremost in your mind.
Keep reinforcing the reasons you're making healthy choices.

Whether it be sticky notes, a rubber band around your wrist or a vision board; whatever it takes to hit the preverbal pause button.

You can do this. Every positive thing you do for yourself is a good thing.

Good luck!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/24/13 3:28 P

with the attitude-- I can't do it-- you are right you can't.

But with the attitude that says I will do it or can do it yes you will

the poster I have on my cube tells it all-
you don't get it by staring
you don't get it by wishing
you don't get it by drooling
you don't get it by hoping
you don't get it easy
you get it by getting off your a$$, working for it every second of every day for the rest of your life.

start with baby steps. start by cleaning out your fridge and pantry. start by taking a walk then another tomorrow.
don't look too far down the road because honestly-- that road will change on you all the time.
be aware of WHY you are doing this and fitting in a bathing suit or looking good for a function are not big enough. Losing weight and getting fit are not big enough. Anyone can lose weight and get fit. But if you know WHY you really want those things then you have something to work with.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,245)
Fitness Minutes: (294,523)
Posts: 27,086
10/24/13 3:09 P


Perhaps the reason you keep giving up is because you've set goals that are far too challenging accomplish.

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right dirction. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. Thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

That's why SP encourages its members to start with some simple changes first. don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Set some simple, achievable goals. Example, if you're not eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. If you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. If you're not exercising, don't try to do an hour a day, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've achieved these goals. Then you set new ones.

Can you take a 30 minuite walk each day for one week ? If so, you've taken your first step towards a healthier lifestyle. One small change can change your life.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,789
10/24/13 3:04 P

But you can do it!

Planning is key for me. I plan two weeks+ worth of meals and snacks at a time. Each week, I also look at my schedule to know which days will be difficult for me to workout and therefore become rest days and how much I should do on the other days. If I have it on my schedule, it's much harder for me to blow it off - you could use your calendar on your phone and alerts to prompt you, if necessary. October is an extremely busy month for me, and I have spent several late nights at work, and I still have mostly kept up with my eating and workouts due to planning.

JADIP44 Posts: 22
10/24/13 2:46 P

I am so frustrated, I workout eat healthy for one week then the next I get busy and forget it all. I just keep trying and failing I need some sorta support, like any apps out there that can say get up and exercise today. Actually I think I just thought of something, I am going to record a voice saying that and set alarm to get busy.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other Fitness and Exercise Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Where do you put your phone when you work out? 3/20/2017 9:18:52 AM
Training for hiking in higher elevation 5/22/2016 2:04:29 AM
Am i ready to run? 9/5/2016 4:35:01 PM
Meaning of "calories remaining" 5/26/2016 2:45:27 AM
Any suggestions for strengthening wrists & ankles 1/2/2017 7:17:09 AM