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The Three Rs Of Lifestyle Change Applied To Exercise

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Exercise can be tough - to start, and to keep going. Mentally switching gears off of grumpiness and onto 'The Three Rs' helps me persevere.

REMEMBER: self discipline is remembering what you REALLY want.
RECORD: everything, good & bad; track/write it down.
REWARD: yourself for goals met.

- Submitted by CAROLFAITHWALKR 6/14/2010 in Exercise | 22 Comments
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BIKINIBOTTOM56 6/15/2010 10:11:00 AM

    I think I will try to do this especially on the days this I just don't want to move. emoticon
CYBERDANIEL4 6/14/2010 10:54:00 PM

    just the thing I was looking for to make this a successful positive day. emoticon
LORIVIOLA 2/13/2014 8:44:00 AM

    i like it!
HOOSIERNATIVE46 7/31/2013 10:04:00 PM

    This is a great idea!
DELLMEL 7/30/2013 8:11:00 PM

    Really great.
BANNERMAN 7/30/2013 1:11:00 AM

    Thanks for shareing.
BANNERMAN 7/30/2013 1:11:00 AM

    Thanks for shareing.
J2740LOU 7/29/2013 11:06:00 PM

    The 3 R's! Great way to remember the 3 essentials to success. Thanks for sharing your epiph emoticon any!!
MARYHENNIG 7/29/2013 10:57:00 PM

    Good one!
LDYFXSTS 7/29/2013 10:37:00 PM

    The Three R's, this is easy to remember, wish me luck, I want to do the three r's!
NUPRAISE 7/29/2013 8:30:00 PM

    THank you, yes it takes some discipline to get the record part!! If your not a journal writer it takes practice. I declared that for every 3 pounds I lose I will reward myself in some way! Thanks again, I needed this encouragement! emoticon
CHERYLSBUTT 7/29/2013 6:04:00 PM

    REMEMBER, RECORD AND REWARD
WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL MANTRA TO HELP CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
CHERYLSBUTT 7/29/2013 6:01:00 PM

    REMEMBER,RECORD AND REWARD ...WHAT A GREAT MANTRA
PROPMAN1 7/29/2013 8:54:00 AM

    3R's - good idea!
MEG3450 7/29/2013 8:53:00 AM

    I have to find some way to get myself motivated to just start. I make plans, then don't do anything at all.
PYNETREE 7/29/2013 8:52:00 AM

    Great idea.

3 R's = Remember, Record, & Reward !

Easy to remember and apply! Thanks!
ELIZABETHTORRES 7/29/2013 8:24:00 AM

    The 3 Rs. Remember record and reward! Yes! What a great motivation team. I am looking forward to the positive reinforcements from this group. I did a Zumba master class for 2 hours! I'm recording in spark and rewarding my amazing body with a massage. Have a motivating and moving Monday!!
XRAYLADY65 7/29/2013 8:05:00 AM

    so very true
MOMO7YROLD 7/29/2013 5:55:00 AM

    Remember to not reward urself with food though. Remember to record everything that goes into ur mouth n remember that what u want is this emoticon
AMAZINGANN 6/16/2010 6:35:00 PM

    Discipline gets such a bad rap and we tend to resist it so much! But this is a great reminder that self-discipline is really just living the life we dream of. All right, let's go! (And then rewarding ourselves for doing it - wo, talk about healthy double-dipping!)
LAURARBTS 6/15/2010 1:53:00 PM

    thank you so much it will keep me motivated
READY2BEME 6/14/2010 9:03:00 PM

    Amen on the tough start! These 3 R's will help me alot because the hardest thing for me to do is record what I eat.

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