Hi Katie511 and the rest, congrats to those who are having a super time and cheers to those who are struggling!
K511, it's awesome that you are keeping within your calorie range. One of the most important things to master is the ability to keep the rest of your goals on track even when you fall off the wagon with one. It's so easy to say, "Oh, I haven't been working out so what's the point, I'll eat whatever I want and start over next week." I will be the first to come forward and say I have not met my exercise goal that I set for my Fast Track. However, I have met my other two goals every day and I'm very pleased with that. I hope to get the exercise part going, but I know that my body and mind appreciate the other things I'm doing.
So keep doing the food thing, and keep posting and reading on Sparks, and the exercise will fall into place. Maybe you can open your mind to what "exercise" means. To you, does it mean a formal workout such as aerobics, strength training, etc? If you're not getting over the hump to get there, give yourself credit for the "little" exercises and build from there. Start dancing around your place to some crazy song you really like. Make yourself keep dancing for the whole song and then if you want to stop you can, because your goal was to dance through one song. Walk to the end of the block and back. If you feel like going farther once you get there, go for it...but just set a goal of going to the end of the block. If you don't do a lot, at least you know that you made a goal and you reached it. On better days you'll be stringing more of these activities together and you'll be feeling good about your achievements and will feel motivated to keep feeling good!
Well...that's my theory anyway ;-)
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