Focus On What You Can Add, Not What You Have To Give Up!
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When you're first starting out, it's best not to focus on what you have to give up - your favorite foods, your TV time, etc. Instead, spend the first week or so adding things - more water, more sleep, more fruits & veggies. Then slowly start focusing on what you need to give up. By adding first, you won't feel as much like you're depriving yourself.
Pretty sure I got this from The Spark book, but I may have seen it somewhere else.
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I find that having a scheduled time for exercise, one that everyone knows and has agreed on, is the best way to keep exercising & not lose focus.
Mine is right when I hit the door coming home from work. I run straight into my exercise clothes and head downstairs without stopping. Everyone in the house knows this, & since I've never made an exception, they wait until I'm finished. Its only 45 min or less. Whatever they need can wait.
I view my Goals as a JOURNEY, with hills and valleys as I travel my road to Health and Fitness. This helps me with the ups and downs in my life. By changing my attitude, I have given myself the vision to ENJOY the process. I am NOT in a hurry. And, I no longer focus on the END; I AM FOCUSED on the process.
Remember where the MIND goes the BODY follows. We have the power to make this a Positive Experience. It is OUR CHOICE.
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