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Operant Conditioning for Physical Fitness?!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm a behavior professional by day, which means I should be more aware of what I do and why, right? Even though I work primarily with animals, all behavior is behavior, and I'm very aware of what conditions our behavior.

So I'm having great fun identifying what's helping me in my renewed journey to self-improvement! And I've specifically identified a number of very useful things which SparkPeople includes to make improvement behaviorally more likely.

Here's a post I wrote for my professional blog earlier today:
Maybe it will help someone else!

By the way -- that photo (not me) is of a dive-bomber pushup in action, and I CAN DO THAT NOW. /beam/

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    Brilliant blog - I have just wrote about the next step in conditioning - becoming proactive rather than reactive. You create a menu rather than a food diary.

Good luck with reaching your goals and wishing you a wonderful day.

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It's Always Possible

Monday, June 28, 2010

I am crazy busy, and I haven't yet been able to do computer work while on my elliptical trainer. But here's someone who's making it work!


The Promised Photo

Saturday, June 19, 2010

In a previous entry I talked about my motivating costume, a revealing little number which was on my mind as I ate and exercised. I was asked to post a photo of the finished product, and here it is. Nothing show-stopping, but I think it was worth the effort. :)

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    OMG! Thats really cute!!

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LILPAT3 6/19/2010 1:33PM

    Very nice! emoticon

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I saw 'em! I did!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I happened to look in the mirror the other night and I SAW MY ABS. Okay, not a 6-pack or anything ridiculous, but the edges of the obliques, or whatever they're called. They're not exactly chiseled from stone, but I saw 'em, I did.


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BETHSTL 4/27/2010 10:17PM

    That's huge motivation right there :)...Congrats.

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Here's my new motivation!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

See that? That pic, there? That's the costume I'll be wearing in four weeks. If that ain't fitness motivation, I don't know what is.

Let's add the fact that this costume actually wasn't made for me, but for someone about five inches shorter than me. So that the costume stretches. And pulls tighter. Yeah....

The good news is, I've found a new workout to hold my attention for a few days until something shiny distracts me again. (I'm pretty bad at "formal" exercise routines.) It's a Latin dance workout, courtesy of a dancing friend, and it's kinda fun. I mean, try to imagine yourself doing sexy Latin dance moves without smiling a bit, at least on the inside of your uber-smoldering expression? Yep, thought so. So it's fun.

Hubby joined me for dancing tonight, which was fun. We'll see if I can tone up in time! emoticon

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JARMOOZLE 4/15/2010 11:21PM

    sexy costume!!! you can do it emoticon

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TEXASG-MA 4/15/2010 11:18PM

  Good Luck! Hope you do it. Take a picture of you in that dress and post it to your blog so we can see it. Bet your Hubby is saying "OH YAH! SEXY!"

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SHINTEETAH 4/15/2010 11:17PM

    It's one of those outfits that definitely appears to cover less than it actually covers -- but it doesn't cover my hips and thighs, so it's still quite intimidating! Still, I feel better about approaching it now than I did a few months ago, so we're on the right track! There's hope!

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DARKTHOR 4/15/2010 11:15PM

    That is one awesomely sexy dress! You have to be brave to wear something like that. Congratulations and good luck!

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