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To keep focused I write out my exercise plan a week in advance. I email it to my workout buddy. This saves roaming around the gym deciding what to do. I print pictures to show us unfamilair moves. We get in, get 'er done and get out!
I noticed in the past I would avoid mirrors, hated the way I looked and was ashamed of how I looked so I never walked past a mirror if I could help it & if I had to I just wouldn't face that way so I couldn't see myself as the fat person I truly was.
Act as if you are at your ideal weight. What would you eat? What is your posture like? How do you carry yourself? What is your self-talk like? Your brain cannot tolerate the dissonance between your actions and your thoughts, so your thoughts will line up to your behavior.
Along with eating healthier, I'm discovering that pushing myself just a tiny bit harder is making that fat disappear. Even if the scales don't agree, I look in the mirror, and can see results. With that, I remind myself the mirror is a friend, and the scale is just a tool. It makes me that much more determined to succeed.
I think the key is activity level every day. Post messages in your teams; blog; send goodies; send spark mails; USE THE TRACKERS. When we stay active and communicate, it keeps us focused on the task at hand. We make friends that give us invaluable support when needed, as well as ideas. It helps keep us on track
I have a hard time remembering to stretch after I exercise. To help, I printed the SparkPeople Stretching Guide, then placed it in a sheet protector and hung it on the wall where I keep my weights, bands & other gear.