Ok newbie here, but I know fruits and veggies are a problem for me. Late nite snacking is a to do on my list but with rules. I check what areas I have not met my goals in, usually protein and lately carbs as well. So I find snacks that fit in the areas that aren't up to snuff and that usually means some fruits and veggies too. I am only allowed to eat the things that go towards that goal. Sometimes I even lose my hunger pangs trying to figure it out. Also I put the stuff I want to eat but shouldn't way in the back on a skinny shelf. You know the one that is a pain to get anything from. But up front is all the good stuff. It sounds silly but it really works, for some reason those night snacks just aren't worth the effort to dig.
I also know that I don't do as well, If I don't have a challenge, something that makes me work a little. Too much work, I give up, too little I get bored and don't bother. I made up some personal challenges for myself that I put on my tracker. I am then accountable at least to myself to make sure there are no empty boxes on my other goals. I am also accountable to a team and I can't let them down just because I had a lousy week. It gets me going again. But I have to have new ones about every 2 or 3 months or I get bored. Oh if I find myself not doing them or it becoming a real hassle, I opt out and get new challenges and/or go back later. My mind needs that and it keeps my body on its toes as well.
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly, Do not mistake activity for achievement (Mabel Newcomer)
The saddest thing of all my friend, what might have been.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations or you to mine.
Lead, follow or get out of the way, but do SOMETHING!
I am shaking up my exercise routine---swim one day, run/jog/walk another day, aerobic class another day, lift weights/weight training another day, strength train another....this helps me not to get bored. I know also that it challenges my body and muscles in different ways also. Eating healthy every day is the big challenge for me. I tend to do well for a day or two and then eat unhealthy for a day or two.... and so on. This is where I need to change and be more consistent. Also at getting in my 6 to 8 waters a day. I rarely eat above my calorie range, but I do fill the calories with the wrong foods too often.
Psalm 63: 8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You, Your right hand upholds me.
I have very clear fitness goals and have no problem working out every day. My problem is with my eating. I let my emotional eating take over too much and I know this is why I am not losing the weight I should. I don't even remember the last time I had a day where I ate properly. I buy the right things at the store but then I snack all day at work and by the time I get home I have eaten all my calories on things I shouldn't have. I am going to go back to what I did when I first started and change one meal at a time until that meal is consistently where it should be and then add another until I am back to eating properly.
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, I'm possible!" Audrey Hepburn
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”-- Kenneth Blanchard
"Let no feeling of disappointment prey upon you and in the end you are sure to succeed." Abraham Lincoln
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determ
Hey everyone, sorry the challenge is so late this week.
If I am going to be honest with you all, I have to admit that I have been slipping. I worked really hard to lose some meager pounds, and I have gained them back. So, I have been slacking on my sparking. I think I am just angry with myself. But...I have made a handy dandy checklist and I am trying to shake it up- do things different. Maybe tracking isn't the key for me, maybe I do need it and just need to be more consistent.
My challenge for this week is to reassess. What are my goals? What am I doing this for?
I really would like to see a discussion pop up- tell me anything. What are you doing new? What's working that you have been doing? Do you need some extra spark?
So sorry for the delay everyone! Hope you can still participate :)
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