Sometimes when I get home from work and am especially tired, I tell myself I'm going to skip the exercise. But as I track my breakfast and lunch calories for the work day, I go ahead and track some exercise minutes. Then I put on the exercise clothes. Most of the time, I'll do some exercise. It may not be as much as I tracked and I have to edit my minutes, but sometimes I do more than I expected I could.
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I've learned that if I track my exercise before I've done it then I feel obligated to do it. It motivates me to actually exercise. It may not be for the exact length or amount entered in my fitness tracker, but I did something that was directed towards it at least.
I'm putting a plug in for reading "THE SPARK" ! This concept has made a huge difference in my thinking. Keep doing SP even if we don't see immediate results, EVENTUALLY there will come a time when we hit what Chris calls the 'tipping point theory" and things will start happening for the positive. Example: a friend exercised on treadmill for 4 miles a day for 4 months and didn't LOSE ONE POUND, then she started losing 1 pound a day and has kept it off for over a year! We CAN'T give up! :-))
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