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5% Challenge Assignment #6

Monday, February 11, 2013

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!
~~First of all, looking at it as a diet. something to go on then go off of. Every time I went OFF a diet, I picked up where I had left off with my old eating habits and the weight came back. STRATEGY: I decided to stop dieting and to start eating healthy.
~~Second, not enough focus or good days in a row. If I made a mistake I'd throw in the towel on the whole day and start over "tomorrow." STRATEGY: Since I'm not on a diet, there are no mistakes to be made, no towels to throw in. I eat what I want... my main focus is health, not weight loss.
~~Third, lack of time. Here is where exercise comes in...or doesn't. When I did have the time to exercise I always found something else that needed done, or there was someone home and I don't like exercising around anyone. STRATEGY: Working on it still. I need to make exercise a priority and get over my issues of needing to be alone and who might see me exercising. How I'll do that I'm not quite sure. I've got something in the works... but it will be a while to see if that pans out for me. (a different job with fewer hours so I can have a couple hours at home alone) If it doesn't, I reckon I just have to get over myself and my issue and suck it up and just do it.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYSLIM2 2/14/2013 2:48AM

    EXCELLENT blog. You are on the right track, and the best part is how honest and clear you are being with yourself. Keeping it simple and knowing that any excuse you make only stands in your own way!
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GMO_JEN 2/13/2013 12:12AM

    I have very similar excuses-it all comes down to time for exercise. Strategy is going to really help -you can do it :)

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JUSTME29 2/11/2013 8:10PM

    it's good that you've got an actual strategy. I'm still really struggling to find mine.

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MNABOY 2/11/2013 3:48PM

    Great success in the 5% Challenge.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 2/11/2013 2:32PM

    I think I"m going to follow this challenge too, even though I'm not in the team. So far it has been GREAT!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/11/2013 11:55AM

    Ok, no excuses hun?!? I'm going with you.

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NGCHILD 2/11/2013 10:58AM

    I have the same exercise excuses!! ugh.


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