I am not a fan of exercise, so to hold myself accountable and basically make myself go to the gym, I plug in my exercise on Spark People the night before. That way when I wake up and see it on my tracker, I am forced to go. Otherwise, I'll have to remove it from my daily tracker which makes me feel awful!
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I have a digital kitchen timer that I use to keep track of how many minutes I exercise a day, whatever I am doing. I think that using the timer and watching those minutes adding up motivates me to exercise that few minutes more.
Noticing if certain clothing starts fitting tighter as well as what the scale reads on a regular basis helps me keep track of how I am doing. I also track exercise minutes but know that exercise intensity can greatly effect number of calories burned, so that's less accurate to measure ongoing effort
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