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ROBBIEY
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1/13/14 3:13 P

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Start right this moment. When I don't feel like working out or dieting, I do not wait; I start then.



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1/13/14 2:49 P

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TBurbank,
How is your journey coming?
I see that you posted this almost 2 years ago.
Have you found that drive inside to make the change?
Keep us updated!





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Good luck!!



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I had always been a little on the heavy side. Over the summer I got serious and lost 30 pounds. It seemed like everyone had noticed.When I lost the weight my family had accused me of an eating disorder and had pressured me to gain weight instead of supporting me As the year progressed I began to gain weight back and ended up weighing more than I had ever before I went from being 5' 4" and 115 lbs to 150 lbs in the same year. I was horrified! I felt like I couldn't keep the weight off cause of the constant stress and lack of support. Later that same year I developed bulimia, which didn't cause any weight loss.There has been a lot of stress within my family which contributes cause I am an emotional eater. I need to get back to a healthy weight. I will never be happy living like this. Someone please help!



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1/29/13 3:48 P

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i was going to start on my 23rd birthday which was in a week and a half and i was a heavy drinker one night beofre playing black ops 2 i poured the whiskey and the coke down the drain and started spark people the next day and have been to the gym everyday in 5 days lost 7 pounds



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OK, my question to you is: What is wrong with right now? What is truly stopping you? Flimsy excuses-- I have no time, I have no money, I am too tired, i have no where to exercise, (say all in an ultra whiny voice). You want to make stupid flimsy excuses, then you are NOT ready to make a change. You don't care enough to push yourself.

You will not get it by staring, drooling, wishing or hoping. It doesn't come easy. You get it by getting off your butt, working for it every second of every day for the rest of your life.

That is how you end the i"ll start tomorrow game. Because if that is your reasoning, you will never start. Same as if you said I will start on Monday. You might as well just throw in the towel now.

So again, my question to anyone who says this-- Give me ONE GOOD REASON, why you cannot start right now.

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1/29/13 10:49 A

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Tomorrow never comes!
Just do it!! Dont wait til tomorrow to do something that you can do today, I was one of the biggest "Ill start tomorrow.. or Ill start Monday" people.
There is never a better day to get started on your journey than the here and now. Its one day at a time. One foot in front of the other. There will be bad days, days where you dont want to take that first step - but I treat the gym like my job. I get up - I go and do the work and I have never walked out of the gym wishing I hadnt gone. I always feel better after I get my burn and it sets the tone for the WHOLE day.. It forces me to make better decisions on the food that I put into my mouth through out the day.



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1/29/13 7:34 A

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"It's tomorrow somewhere."



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1/27/13 4:07 P

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The only way I find, is to start today, now, with that you get a new lease of motivation and a desire to continue.

'Life always gives you a second chance, it's called tomorrow' - WeightWatchers
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Every day is still a struggle for me. When I do managed to "just do it", I've found little ways to trick myself to keep going. If I'm on the treadmill, I start off with "just 15 minutes" but then I use the numbers on the machine to "trick" myself into more - - have to round off this time, round off the calorie number, finish this mile, etc. Next thing I know I've done close to an hour. I wear a pedometer & use that too - every so often I pull it out of my pocket & tell myself to round off to the next 500, I usually go over so I push to the next 1000 and so on.

The first trick is pulling off the "just do it" attitude first thing in the morning. That is still a big struggle for me. I was doing good for a few weeks but then went on vacation & can't seem to get back into the swing of things. The streaks are keeping me at least doing something 10-15 minutes a day but I need more than that & I'm not working hard. Today is a new day - I'll try again!



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Thank you for sharing your story. I am brand new to this "wt loss game". I moved to Alaska about a year ago, and have put on a ton of weight that isn't budging. I am used to hopping between 115-118, but now I'm just under 140.. maybe not under anymore, because I refuse to check. We have a very busy lifestyle here, so getting to the gym to work out is hard to schedule in, but if cutting down on the food/calorie intake is what can at least help me lose my first ten..I'm in!! A story similar to my own is motivating, because it's very hard to talk to people about weight loss, when everybody thinks you look fine.

Anyway, thanks again. Wish me luck.



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7/23/12 8:55 P

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Just start.

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The only thing that I can recommend to you is change into the clothes you were to exercise and take that step forward. I know how you feel and are thinking because every time I have had to start back into my running program after an injury, I hate to think what it is going to take to get back to where I was before. I just tell myself that if I do not start, I will never get to the end of where I want to be. I wish you luck getting started again.



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7/23/12 6:48 P

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Problem is, I know what to do, I'm just having trouble getting back into the swing of it.



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7/13/12 8:27 P

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Tburbank...there are so many posts on here now that I cant read them all and may be stating something that someone else has said...but....What are your goals? weight loss? fitness? I would suggest asking yourself what you really love to do...and then merge it with your goals. Outside person? get a friend and go hiking or do some raquetball. Husband likes to fish? run/walk around the lake while he does it. Love music/dancing? go to zumba class and see if something like that is for you.
It has to be FUN in order for you to start (always helps me!), and once you see the body changing then its usually easy...you will automatically be thrilled and wanting to continue that progress. I started insanity 3 years ago when i wanted to lose some weight...and although it was SERIOUSLY UNFUN, I started seeing that my cankles were reducing in size within a week...and then I was ALL IN.
I'm a beachbody coach now, and would just recommend making it FUN. Get a partner who has the same goals (or will help you reach yours), and just find something that gets you started in the right direction. (just thought of this...if you have babies or young kids, get some roller blades and a good stroller and take off around your neighborhood....i loved that!).

Im more than willing to give you more ideas of how/where to start, depending on where your aiming, if you'd like to message me. I have a lot of experience in both the fun, free stuff...the unfun stuff...the expensive stuff.....and above all, the stuff that WORKS :)




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7/13/12 5:48 P

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I like the Nike saying, "Just do it." And then just take it one day at a time.



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6/23/12 9:40 P

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I'm new here. This is a great topic, I have the "I'll start tomorrow" syndrome so bad. I have been saying it for 8 years and I just keep getting fatter. Usually when I make one little mistake I give myself the rest of the day off and say I'll start again tomorrow and that happens every single day. I'm so sick of failing that I will not start tomorrow. I started three days ago and I'm sticking to it no matter what this time.



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6/13/12 5:36 A

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i liked your point Fatalyn. If i start the day eating bad, i usually say might as well finish that pack of chocolate so that i can be good tomorrow. And well i have the choice to start eating well that day itself.


One day at a time...


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6/13/12 4:15 A

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I'm firm with myself... it wasn't always so! food wise if I fall off the wagon I mentally push it aside and tell myself, that was silly but now it's over and get straight back to what I should be doing. With exercise I find this more difficult but if I miss a day I try to increase my activity over the next couple of days, not necessarily with the activity that I missed and I always give myself a day off every week as a rest day. It takes the right mental attitude more than anything else I find.

~*Cely* (UK)"A little more persistence, a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."
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6/12/12 10:27 P

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I found having other people doing it with me motivates me. Doing something by myself I always make excuses.



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6/12/12 10:20 P

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By setting aside that thought and choosing a smaller goal to start today. So even if I do only half or even less of what I originally planed to do, when I'm done I feel great and motivated. If the next day I still want to postpone, I do the same thing. I push myself to do as much as I can. After a couple of days I just do it.



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6/12/12 10:19 P

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You just have to start today instead. Even if the beginning of the day wasn't healthy, there is no reason that the end can't be. Stop putting it off, just start and when you feel you have failed, start again. Don't wait to start, you'll always find an excuse not to.



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ok I already started a week ago and so did my friends, but they´re all losing weight and I'm the only one who's not losing any weight..It really makes me feel sad and it makes me lose all the motivation I used to have..I try to keep it up, but I can't help feeling sad, plus I'm the only one who's really sticking into a healthy diet.. :(



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how funny --- lol!!!!

ONE DAY AT A TIME - EVERY MINUTE COUNTS - BABY STEPS = ACCOMPLISHED GOALS - LIVING MY LIFE LIKE ITS GOLDEN....

Goals/Accomplishments: based on a 4-wk month, counted as 28 days.
Minute Counts: monthly goal is increased by 10 minutes each month..
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wtg!!!! your story has inspired me----thanks

ONE DAY AT A TIME - EVERY MINUTE COUNTS - BABY STEPS = ACCOMPLISHED GOALS - LIVING MY LIFE LIKE ITS GOLDEN....

Goals/Accomplishments: based on a 4-wk month, counted as 28 days.
Minute Counts: monthly goal is increased by 10 minutes each month..
May 2012 goal set at:840 end total: 913 (30 minutes per day)
June 2012 goal set at:1120 end total:


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6/12/12 10:48 A

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when i lived in my hometown in california, ppl were out excersizing ALL THE TIME. it was easy to find inspiration and there was always something to do.. running, hiking, kayaking, anything,

moving to texas, ppl here are overwight, and eat out all the time. there is not much to do and i went from being at the gym 2 hours a day 6 days a week adn weighing at 118lbs. to being 137lbs. i couldnt find motivation here and i have been struggling for almost a year, playing the tomorrow game. i got a gym membersip but still feel so disconneted to everything, i ended up getting myself a husky emoticon she has felped my get off my butt and start walking for at least 30 min eeryday. 3 months later, i picked up cardio kickboxing and body combat. i am also trying to get into running outdooors again.... its all a long process but every time i find myself after a workout, i feel so much more confident and better abot myself.
try to find goals to workout...example im going to visit my family in august. i dont want them to see me the way i was, i want to get fit so that i can join my sister running and be able to enjpy myself with them.

A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and procrastination.


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Hi,I am new here,my very 1st post.Just had to let never2late2soar know how much I like her post..my thoughts exactly.Thank you.



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Hi,I am new here,my very 1st post.Just had to let never2late2soar know how much I like her post..my thoughts exactly.Thank you.



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I usually just have to get up and do it. I know I am too tired at night to work out so I have to make sure I do it in the morning. I've been pretty good at it. I have also decided to only do workouts that I love to do. So I have been doing zumba for the Wii and Just Dance for the Wii. Hopefully, once this becomes habit, I can try to do other things that do some strength training too!



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stop stressing so much, take a deep breath, and I agree with others - 5 minutes doing anything is better than doing 0 minutes.

best of luck. you can do this!!
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As a person over the age of 60, I've begun to realize that I might not have lots tomorrows, to start on so I'd better do it today. Seriously, when I was young, I thought my tomorrows were endless.I know now that each day counts so I need to do my best to work towards my goals. I don't always succeed, but I am keenly aware of the fact that I don't have forever to get this done.



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To be honest the only real way I ever ended the "I'll start tomorrow game" is to actually DO IT & keep up at it for a while until it became more of a habit for me to "do it" and not really have to put much thought into it. I've fallen off the wagon so many times in the beginning but not it's just like second nature (most days at least) Getting on the wagon is the hardest part..after that you just have to stay on as much as possible :)

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6/11/12 9:08 P

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I'm a horrible procastinator, but I will tell you about it tomorrow.....emoticon

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!!


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I tell myself, "just 10 minutes" and before you know it I've done 30 minutes. You can do anything for 10 minutes!



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I am a chronic "I'll start tomorrow-er". My problem is I'm all gung ho on my way to work.... "I will workout when I get home"... Then when I get home, I'm exhausted!! I was reading all the comments and one struck me. It was entered by SILVASHAN

Discipline means doing it even when you don't want to!!

This time next year you will wish you had started today!!

I have one more to add - If I want better..... I need to work for it!!!





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I just make sure that before I go to bed every night, I have a full glass of water, my heart monitor (both the chest part and the watch part), and my ponytail holder on the nightstand and my workout clothes put out at the foot of the bed. That way, the first things I do when I wake up are drink my water, put my ponytail holder in my hair, put the heart monitor on and get dressed. Then I just have to grab my keys and my iPod and I'm good to go!

On those days when it's REEEEEEAALLY hard to get motivated, I just think of how good I'll feel after I'm done with my workout, and that usually does the trick.

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Reading this posts has been so inspiring for me. It's just what I needed to get me started. In fact I am going to the store as soon as I get out of work and get me some water shoes than I am marching myself on over to the YWCA and pay my dues so I can go walk in the water, and do the water arobics. Thank you all for encouraging words. I have been putting this off for a long time. With top excuse I have Arthritis, I am hurting can't walk, I love eating. I'll never be able to stop. So here I am, I haven't even weighed myself. Why because I didn't want to see how much I have gained.I am going to get started today today today. Again this was meant to be seeing all the pick yourself up and get going.emoticon

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I negotiate something small and easy. A 10 minute walk around the block. 5-10 minute stretching or yoga video. 5-10 minutes on whatever exercise apparatus you have collecting dust.
That way you start TODAY and tomorrow you'll do even more on Day 2 (and you can plan what that is during the 10 minutes you're exercising TODAY)

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You always need to separate your mind from your body. Your mind will tell you "take a rest....... this rest feels great you should just stop for the day." while your body will say "keep going I need this". You need to force yourself to do what needs to be done even if you don't want to.



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You can end the procrastination game by staying out of your head. I never listen to my thoughts or how I feel when it comes to working out. I just get up and go do it. If my head says I don't feel like it I don't listen to that, when it's time to workout I just put on my gear and go. Now it's just an engrained habit and it's never a struggle to get out there and get my workout in.

Basically if you sit around waiting until you (feel) like doing it, it probably isn't going to ever happen. :-)

It's also important to find a workout that you like and that resonates with you. If you don't know what that is yet try different things out for a couple of weeks each until you find what clicks. For instance if my only options were to walk, cycle or take a dance class I probably wouldn't bother lol. I've found what clicks for me personally.

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well i say ill start tomorrow all the time and i never knew how much i said that until my boyfriend jokingly says "yea right,you said you was going to start last week". then i get motivated again but some where down the line i get off track again. All i can say is that I'm never giving up and that I'm definitely sticking to my diet this time around. wish me luck!



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What great responses to this good question! I'm going to try the picture of myself and the one month boot camp ideas.
The past 6-10 months, I've literally been excusing myself for one reason or another....friends coming to town, going away party for co-worker, wedding to attend, graduation to attend, dinners, parties, celebrations...
Every Sunday, I say "I'll start tomorrow"..... "Next week for sure"..... ugh......
Basically, I've lost touch with my goals. I haven't gained too much but certainly have not reached my goal to this day!
So, today, I restarted my strength exercises and if I'm not rained out tonight, I'll start walking again .....TONIGHT..... not tomorrow. emoticon

I am responsible for my own actions, therefore I hold myself accountable and in control

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I use to weigh a healthy weight. ..

When I started getting busy and my age starting creaping up on my body I noticed that the battle of the bulge became a lot more challenging and that the bulge seemed to keep winning the battles. I became frusterated and decided to throw my hands up in the air and proclaim that I didn’t care anymorebecause I wasn’t a superficial person

Until…

60 extra pounds started to congregate on various areas of my 5’2 body and I started to feel older and sicker than the age that I am in this world. Being a healthy weight isn’t just about what you look like because age is gonna get the best of all of us eventually… aging isn’t for wimps.

Being a healthy weight is about how you feel and taking care of your body. Afterall, you only get one body and how well you take care of it oftens contributes not only to the number of years that you will be on this earth but how many of those years will be of high quality… of really living life.

My point is:

The longer that you wait to begin a solution will only exasperate the problem and to never give up because the war isn’t over yet.




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I really am starting tomorrow. Monday. and i know ill have mistakes but im going to pick myself up right then not have a whole mess up day anymore. maybe walk an extra 20 minutes or skip out on cheese on my salad..... but i know the whole routine i have been doing it for years. for real tho tomorrow is my new beginning :)

peace!


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What an awesome idea!

I can imagine if I took a picture of myself and carried it around -- I would see how I REALLY look and I betcha I would put down that second cake/candy/etc -- what a great motivational tool!


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The best way to predict the future is to create it.



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Just start. I just did and exercise becomes something you just do.

Once you start -- find something you really like to do. Just because your friends might like to bike doesn't mean you really do. Same goes for running -- right now I prefer walking, being as close to nature as I can in my neighborhood. It is convenient and something that I enjoy.

I was having a hard time finding the TIME but I realised that EVERYONE has only 24 hours in the day and that's why I decided on walking in my neighborhood to start (no wasting time getting somewhere).

No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

--YODA


Now -- if I could only figure out how to get my 15 minutes of stretching in -- perhaps as dinner is cooking?

The best way to predict the future is to create it.



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I find planning helps - if I plan for the week ahead and list my foods and fitness on here I am more likely to stick to it as it is a nuisance to change my items in my trackers! Also seeing how many calories is in something (like pancakes - of my big downfalls) often stops me having them and of course if I have planned and prepared food I tend not to give in to the temptation of the local takeaways

And PAWS120 - congratulations on kicking the cigs!! It's hard to start with but does eventually get easier - I was a 'proper' smoker too and had my last puff on Xmas Eve 2010 - I feel much better and freer for it, but oddly still don't have any more money, but spending is a whole other area I am working on!



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Getting my blood checked... a high sugar or cholesterol number is enough to scare a person into immediate action!

Carpe Diem!


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ANNEV2012: I loooove your tracker. It made me laugh out loud emoticon I guess that's one date to set a goal by...I'm gonna give it some thought; then I'll have TWO things to celebrate, lol....



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Just do it! Set short term goals - one meal, one choice at a time and celebrate the small successes - Also - Having a buddy is key - Someone to help you and to hold you accountable - Tell yourself that you deserve this and take one step forward!

Jodi
If you do not want to keep starting over - Stop giving up!
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Working on streaks has helped me gain consistency and quit procrastinating. I've learned that when I put things off too late into the week, I don't accomplish my streaks. Monday is starting to be a big day for me to get things going.

Edited by: LARKSONGRUTH at: 6/9/2012 (20:59)
Ruth

Why I am sparking:

I want to protect my health, feel better, look better, and have more energy.


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I'm sure this answer has been said a dozen times already but this worked for me. Start today. There is no time like the present. If you start tomorrow, you're starting a day late. And making your goal just that much further away...isn't it already far enough?



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GAILITCH
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I read some SparkPeople success stories. The successful ones all seem to have made exercise a habitual part of their new lives.... and not by moaning and groaning as I have. The successful ones seem to choose an exercise they enjoy or at least grew to enjoy.



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Thank you so much (((hugs))) I am trying to get motivated to get strong again :)

*~* - Jackie- *~*


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My brother-in-law is s-l-o-w-l-y recovering from the overwhelming misery of open heart surgery -- a new heart valve and four by-passes! With no history of heart disease in his family, thoughtless eating coupled with an inactive life-style seem to be the culprits.

Am I motivated? You bet I am! On Sparkpeople, I'm getting healthier with every bite and workout. Best of all, it's empowering to finally be moving in the right direction. I quit making excuses, and just started; you can, too!

p.s. His doc told him that french fries are a cardiologist's dream food. Why? They provde the revenue to fulfill all his dreams!



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PAWS120 - I am so sorry, but there is no way around perimenopause. You just have to put your head down and push through it. It isn't easy and it isn't pretty but the one thing that helped me the most is exercise both cardio and strength training.

It also takes me FOREVER to lose weight, too.

emoticon

Edited by: MOINSDEMOI at: 6/9/2012 (17:28)
"She believed she could so she did."


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PAWS120
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Oh...and quit smoking 13 weeks ago after 35 years of being a hard core (1-1/2 - 2 packs a day) smoker....

*~* - Jackie- *~*


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I can sum it all up in one word...."PERIMENAPAUSAL" OMG i am hating this and I dont know how to get around it....

*~* - Jackie- *~*


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Zig Ziggler once said something like "People say motivation does't last but neither does bathing. that's why we recommend it daily." I relate to most people on this thread - I have trouble getting the motivation to start but I try to keep my goal in mind and remind myself that to reach my goal I have to do something everyday. What motivates me one day doesn't motive me the next and some days I choose not to do anything but I remind myself that I am the one choosing and I am the one who will make or break my goals. One thing that does motivate me is simple and used with small children. STICKERS! I put a sticker on my calender for every day that I exercise. As I walk past I see the colorful page and I don't want to leave any blanks.



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ANNEV2012
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Start TODAY!

4/15/12 Platte River half marathon - Done
5/4/12 Greenland 50K - Done
7/29/12 Loveland Little Sprint Triathlon - Done
9/3/12 (54th birthday) - American Discovery Trail marathon
11/4/12 NYC marathon
12/1/12 Rock Canyon Half marathon






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"I'll start tomorrow" needs to change to "I'll start right now." Don't throw away the rest of your day - every good choice counts.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.


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I like the messages and suggestions given here. It is just the motivation that I need. I find it hard everyday just to make the wise choice or make the smart decision. With so many temptations out here sometimes it is just hard. So, heres to everyone for keepin their programs on track. I am looking forward to my happy ending and I know you are to.



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Whenever I get in a rut and can't push myself, I join a bootcamp. For one month you have to just show up to class and get someone else to kick your butt. And with all the people attending the class, you'll find that you push yourself more than if you were by yourself. By the end of the month, you'll feel great and more energized to keep going by yourself for awhile.



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JDMRASH
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I'm exactly the same. Procrastinate for years. Now I'm pre-diabetic. Doctor said you can reverse pre-diabetis, but not diabetis. Found some old Richard Simmons tapes, and I'm walking.



 
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I procrastinated for years and years. I ended the "I'll start tomorrow" game when I got a physical and the lab results showed I was prediabetic. That was the kick in the pants I needed! "I'll start tomorrow" quickly became "Make time to be well today or make time to be sick tomorrow."



"Persistence not perfection is what counts."

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I take it one step at a time, just tell myself maybe tomorrow I'll give myself a break. After a while I get going on a roll and love what I'm doing.



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I know how you feel. I ended that game by taking a semi naked pic of myself on my phone and carry it with me EVERY WHERE. It is my screensaver!
Believe me, if that's not motivation....nothing is!



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I just say to myself everyday- today is a new day and my any goals for that day. I do have a vision in the back of my head of a trip to Hawaii, but today is my start day and what I accomplish today is what I accomplish .



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ANJEACOOK
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I really like this philosophy. It is very true that we only have this one life. So, why not live it as well as we can.



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I have a couple of tricks. I'm a runner, but I only like to run outside. 1 trick is looking at the weather. If rain is coming later in the week, it's a lot easier to get out today while I can. Otherwise, my second trick is telling myself that I only have to do 1 mile. Of course by the time I get to the turn around point for 1 mile, I feel good and keep going.

Kari

In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.--Eleanor Roosevelt




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I tell myself that I only have one life, and the rest of my life starts NOW. I can spend it feeling bad or feeling better and it's my choice.

Best of luck to everyone!

"Be yourself -- everybody else is already taken."


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Spark has some pretty good articles on here on feeling guilty about overeating, or going off our diets, etc... and not do this, because negative self talk won't help with your weight loss. And to forgive ourselves and move on. Wanting to start a healthy lifestyle is a positive thing. Usually when I told myself "tomorrow", it's because I was being hard on myself about overeating, or whatever unhealthy thing I ate that day.i think Im referring to the "all or nothing" state of mind. Allow for breaks and mistakes I guess, just get back up.

Edited by: MISS-OVEREATER at: 6/8/2012 (10:46)
•° I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me °•


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I am incredibly lazy, and I never feel like working out. My solution is to tell myself that all I have to do is get up and go down to the workout room (my building has a nice little room in the basement). I tell myself that I don't actually have to exercise if I don't want to when I get down there; all I have to do is go.

I inevitably end up exercising when I arrive. It helps that I don't have a television but the workout room does. :D

I always used to get really stressed out because I expected too much of myself right off the bat. Slowly building up to a regular exercise routine, along with trying not to stress myself out about it, has really helped.

Edited by: LIZANNE115 at: 6/7/2012 (23:53)
Nothing changes until you do.


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Dont emoticontrying

Shoes

Leader of Team Pink-
A prayer and a walk for encouragement.

Assistant Leader of Team Lemon

It is all about the journey and the people you meet along the way! Thanks for being a part of my journey!


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I leave the house in my gym clothes. I don't want to spend my whole day in them, so I have to work out. I also get off the bus at the stop closest to the gym, so I am not tempted to go eat instead.



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Just dropping by to tell you all that emoticon!

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Good for you, Sarin! I've found that the best way to end procrastination is:

JUST DO IT!

Jump in and get your feet wet! emoticon

Edited by: SPIRIT42013 at: 6/7/2012 (17:28)
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Today I stopped using "I'll start tomorrow" as an excuse. today I finally went to the gym - something I've been working up to for over 2 years. No more excuses! My hair was not having a good day (no lie) and I went anyway. My daughter balked at staying in their child care center (she's shy and didn't know anyone). I forgot my gym shoes of all things (the trainer said my street sneakers would be ok for today). So many opportunities were presented for me to turn around and say "better luck tomorrow", but I have finally had enough.

I'll continue tomorrow...



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Ohhhh I'm so with you on this!!!! My "excuse" is that I run out of time. I know I NEED to get up in the mornings and just do it - I used to drag my butt to the YMCA at 4:30 in the morning so why can't I get up and get on bike or walk....etc I am NOT a morning person!! Feel free to message me on spark if want to work together on this



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I needed that this a.m. I'm going to get out there today



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Love the quotes. Thanks!emoticon



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The best advice that I have received on SparkPeople is to just put one foot in front of the other and walk out your door. Walking is free, it doesn't take much time and it is easy to do for 10-30 minutes; especially when the weather is nice. Go and explore your neighborhood and community. Walk in areas that you have always wanted to go window shopping or visit a favorite museum and keep up a good walking pace. It is soooo easy to put things off until tomorrow but everyday that you do...you are loosing out on all the great things that will come from building healthy habits which include daily exercise.

So, let's start a new club the today is the day for me to __________. The procrastination club is very popular but we no longer want to be apart of the "I'll start tomorrow" game!

Good luck with being apart of the "today club". Let's all join together and see what a difference a day, a week, a month, a year of doing things today and not waiting for tomorrow to come can make.



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I don't know any way to end it up to stand up to yourself. You cannot change overnight but you can make one small step at a time. Start by adding exercise into your daily routing if you don't exercise. Make exercise a habit. Then after about a month of solid exercise, change you diet a little. Remember to make sure you make the changes a habit. Replace bad habits with good and eventually you will be living healthier. The weightloss will come naturally too!



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