Hi team, I thought I would begin a topic to put in ideas to help us towards our new goals and healthly lifestyle. Please feel free to add and share your thoughts and ideas! Here are a couple I thought of:
1. Accountability - a member in one of my other teams gave me this one. Go to SparkPoints (top right of your main screen) and go through the list as best as you can daily. Not only does it help you become accountable, gain SP points, but you get to read interesting articles and blogs, and learning more. SP articles will tell you that when you interact in a site such as this, your success rate increases for weight loss success!
2. Don't say the word "diet" anymore. In order to lose weight and lead a healthier life, you need to understand that it is a life-changing thing (please don't feel overwhelmed by that statement - it's not as bad as it sounds; it's actually easy after a while). Small positive changes produce huge results. Diets (lack of food, pills, drinks, shakes, etc). DON'T WORK; they are short-lived. You may lose weight for a while, but who can live on shakes for the rest of their lives, really? Eventually you will go back to your old bad eating habits and BAM, there is the weight again!
Another team member gave us this idea: if you dread getting on your cardio machine for 20/30/whatever minutes, only do one song at a time. Get on for a song on your Ipod, then go do something else. Get back on later and do another song, and so on. Five or six songs throughout the day instead of all at once may not be so "horrible", and you will get a good 20-30 minutes in by the end of the day! (Thanks RICOCHETBEAR).
It's the long term positive changes we make that make the difference in the long run and show permanent results!!
I can't wait to read more, small or large thoughts!
SPARK FLORIDA - CLEARWATER & DUNEDIN
HILLSBOROUGH/PINELLAS COUNTY GROUP
SP CLASS OF DECEMBER 25-31, 2011
Ride 4 the Animals (cycle) 03/15/14
Iron Girl 5k 04/13/14
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| current weight: 169.9