I am trying to just think "one day at a time" and try to eat right and get some exercise during the day. Some days will be successful and some days you will give in to temptation, but in the long run, if you have more successful days, then you will succeed. Each day is a new start and a new goal, just for that day. I just started thinking this way. I hope it works out.
I'm Joon. I'm 5'. C25K (9weeks) finished on Mar 5, 2010. Ran 10K race on Nov. 28th, 2010 in 1:10. 10K race on May 15th, 2011 in 1:04.
Pounds lost: 2.5
Fitness Minutes: (116,934) Posts: 19,120 1/5/10 12:56 P
I always do my exercise in the morning when I first wake up. Sometimes it hard when I have to get up at 4:30 or 5 am to do it but, its worth it. I want it bad and I'm am willing to put in the hard work! By no means is it easy. As far as eating goes, I keep only healthy meals in the house. That way there is no temptation to make a unhealthy meal. It takes a lot of effort and planning each weekend for the up coming week but, in the end I feel so much better. Best wishes to you. Just hang in there.
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."
You just have to DO IT! Your body will eventually crave the good stuff....water, exercise, etc. The hard part is getting to that point. It takes some time for your body to get into the routine of things, like getting up at 5am every morning to work out. The more strict your routine is, the better. Go to bed around the same time every night and wake at the same time every morning. Get enough sleep! It really does help to lose weight when you get enough rest.
~~~Tabby~~~ 2012 Journey Jan 1~ 188 Dec 1~ 176
2013 Journey Jan 1~ 171 Aug 1~ 171
2014 Journey: Jan 8~184
Pounds lost: 18.0
Fitness Minutes: (145,636) Posts: 18,786 12/31/09 6:54 A
now dear that is the million dollar question. for me it is a struggle. not so much with the diet but the exercise. ask me this question again in the spring. winter is my cool down period, it is so cold i can't or won\t get outside, i get in most of my exercise with indoor equipment but it isn't the same as a good run/walk. like has been said, it all is in how bad you want something i guess. good luck to you.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward
There's no fast and easy answer to the question. It's an every day, every minute commitment to yourself and to your goals. How bad do you want it? That was the question I asked myself which was then followed by "What are you willing to do to get there?" It's a process, a gradual and sometimes slow process but once you commit, nothing will get in the way of your efforts. You will seize every opportunity to take a step closer to your goal, by exercising, making healthy choices, planning ahead, whatever it takes! Above all, you have to believe in yourself. You have to believe that you can do it and you know what? You can!
How do you stay on track? I can get up one morning and really want to do this!!! I make plans and feel motivated. Then I get home fom a long day at work, run an errand after work and then just go make dinner and only AFTER I eat dinner do I think how I should have made a better dinner or stepped up and worked out.
How do you keep your commitment? How do you get he job done/slim down??
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