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Why?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I need to figure out why I'm making poor choices in what I'm eating and lacking motivation to exercise even though I know what is better for me. I say that I want to be healthier but lack the determination to do what is necessary. It's easier to grab the quick food and sit on the couch but that's not helping my weight problem. I need to figure out why I'm more encouraging, positive, gentle, and nicer to others than to myself.
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1LIFE4ME 9/19/2012 2:00PM

    First and foremost don't beat yourself up- you are a wonderful, beautiful person and a lifestyle change does not happen overnight! It's ok to take it slow, it's ok to make mistakes, it's ok if you skip a workout. It's all OK! This is YOUR journey and do what is comfortable for you and do what you KNOW you can manage.
So just for today...pick one good healthy choice for yourself and see what the rest of the day brings! And thats all you need to do- just one thing:)
Haha , yeah-I just plugged my user name! LOL
Positive thoughts honey!
Thanks for being such a good Sparkfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRIDEJEN 9/19/2012 9:34AM

    Maybe it will help if you plan healthier options so that they are easier. For example, I found a great recipe for blueberry baked oatmeal. I made it Sunday while I was making dinner, let it cool, sliced it up into 6 servings and put it in the fridge. Every morning this week I nuke it for a minute and have a hot healthy breakfast. I have to get up for work at 4AM so I usually grab a bowl of cereal so this is much healthier and is just as "easy" as cereal. Plus its way more filling.

I have the same problem you have so I have been trying to plan things out to make healthy easy for me. One day this week I took out my workout clothes and tennis shoes and sat them right beside the bed. When my alarm clock yelled at me to get up 30 minutes earlier than usual, it was easier to fight the urge to hit snooze because I didn't want my workout clothes staring me in the face making me feel guilty for not using them. I actually got up and worked out that morning. It was the first time in about 6 weeks so that was quite an accomplishment for me.

Try thinking about some things that will make it "easier" for you and prepare them on Sunday or the night before so you will be ready before the week starts.

Hang in there. You can win the battle!!! emoticon

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FORBANDE 9/19/2012 6:55AM

    For me, there is a huge amount of empowerment and motivation in telling myself that I AM WORTH IT and doing it anyway. I will go several days not "feeling like it" but I do it anyway. After awhile the doing it anyway switches something that makes me feel motivated and that I CAN and WILL do this. The phase "Fake it till you make it" definitely applies.

I know you CAN and WILL do this!!!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/18/2012 11:32AM

    Consider this a kick in the a$$. Time to get going! Make better choices!

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