Fitness Minutes: (90,898)
6,046 9/5/13 1:05 P
Pressing the restart button is another way of saying "not giving up"...
Fitness Minutes: (58,372)
7,140 9/3/13 3:50 P
It helps to remember that it is about progress not perfection!
Fitness Minutes: (10,570)
595 9/3/13 11:36 A
But that is the key to success - you will get knocked down - it's whether you get up again that determines if you will have success.
Fitness Minutes: (53,462)
1,991 9/3/13 8:15 A
These are great suggestions and they all work, I agree with ARCHIMEDESII, one step in the right direction not matter how small it is, is better than not taking that first step. I have been faithfully logging and participating with Spark for two years and I have to admit now with all I have learned about nutrition, fitness and health is making sense and becoming easier to stay within my new healthy life style. We don't have to hit the reset bottom we just have to keep doing what is best for our health and everything falls in place.
Fitness Minutes: (2,836)
3,147 9/3/13 5:13 A
I looked at your Spark page. Your 70 lb loss suggests you haven't hit the reset button too often. Congratulations on your success! To me a reset button is an excuse to return to old unhealthy habits. When I start feeling off track it's because I'm bored. Changing something in my plan energizes me. I might commit to a streak for a defined number of days, like 10,000 steps for 10 days. Other things I've done is finding new recipes, take a new exercise class, a new diet plan, reorganizing the kitchen, etc. Sometimes just remembering that I never want to return to my old body is inspiring. You will find what keeps you enthusiastic about a healthy lifestyle.
Fitness Minutes: (216,645)
21,159 9/2/13 1:01 P
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 direction. 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.
Start with some simple goals first. 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.
And that's how good health starts. No need to constantly hit a reset button. Just start with a few simple changes you CAN stick with. One small change can change your life.
Does anyone feel like they are ALWAYS pressing the restart button?!?!? I tell myself that at least I continually get back up and keep going but I just wish I didn't stop in the first place. Just wish I can be more consistant with my choices!!
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