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9/15/10 10:28 A

Great advice everyone thanks.

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BENWHIT34 Posts: 22
9/15/10 9:02 A

That sounds like a good plan. I'm usually one to jump in with both feet first. So, maybe I will take it a little bit slower.
I started (and completed) the INSANITY workout which was the hardest workout that I've ever done. Now I'm trying something else.
I think you're right on with making a couple of good choices first and then let that develop into many good choices. I do also need to re-commit to going to the gym as well.
Yesterday's eating wasn't TOO bad. Today is a new day too.

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9/14/10 8:06 P

90% of this is diet. So even if you're feeling lazy, skip the workout, never (or rarely) skip eating right and tracking every single bite. I would focus hard on getting your eating down. Nail your calorie range until it becomes second nature. You can get there one step at a time as well. Maybe you make a good choice or two today, in a month, maybe most of your choices are good and you're nailing your range far more often than not.

It also helps to have intermediate goals. This is what keeps you motivated to stay on track day after day. If you want to run a race, perform in sports, whatever, set that goal and work towards it. Bottom line, if you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.

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MALLEUSMIKE Posts: 1,006
9/14/10 4:52 P

I agree with taking it easy with realistic but not too aggressive goals. Once you start working out regularly, it'll become a habit and easier to do.

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9/14/10 10:50 A

I second the "take it slow" advice. Sometimes we want to do it all at once, but that's a recipe for becoming overwhelmed. Then the whole process becomes "work". And work, as they say, ain't no fun.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
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BENWHIT34 Posts: 22
9/14/10 10:38 A

Thanks! It looks like you and I are in about the same spot with the same goal. I just need to get my butt in gear. I hear ya with the bad habits. Going to work is easy to eat well. I can pack my lunches and control it pretty well. It's the weekends that kill me. Convenient, and fast is what I look for. I need to snap out of that.

9/14/10 10:32 A

Oh my. I feel your frustration. Some day it is really easy to login and track everything other days the excuse is I'm too busy. I've become lazy and just don't want to eat right and exercise. A lot of it is I have created some bad habits and now I have to dig myself out of them. But I have been making some small changes and I just stay focused on them and keep on keeping on.

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9/14/10 9:59 A

Don't try to do too much that you are overwhelmed. Commit to what you are able to commit to. Don't give up if you mess up.

Texas where everything's bigger except the stuff that's better when it's smaller.

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BENWHIT34 Posts: 22
9/14/10 9:57 A

Hey guys. I'm making my second attempt at SP. I tried once and then lost interest, got lazy, too busy, blah, blah, blah. Insert whatever lame excuse there is.
I'm remotivating myself to just DO THIS! I'm going back to working out in the mornings and tracking my progress.
Is it this hard for anyone else just to stay friggin' focused? I want to succeed not only for myself, but to also create a positive example for my family.

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