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Back on Track

Monday, June 28, 2010

Yesterday I read a quote here on SP:

"Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."

I have been trying to loose weight and be fit just by tracking my calories and eating healthier. This quote caused a light bulb reaction!! I am on the right track...but I am just sitting there!! I have to get moving!!!

That seems so obvious, but I think I really thought I could do it with eating alone. Facts show...I cannot.

So, I brushed the dust off my tennis shoes, went to Good Will for some shorts and tank tops, and put "Exercise" on my calendar everyday except Sunday. It has felt really good to get out there and go!!!

Another thing I did was add a tiny bit of strength training to my day. Here on SP you can customize so easily. I entered that I only wanted to do 10 minutes of strength training a day. Wow!! I have found that completely manageable...and really, what they give me each day only takes a few minutes. At first I thought I was being silly and lazy...but as I did it each day I was proud of myself!! The following days I was sore from what I did the day I know it is beneficial...even this small amount of time. My hope is to make this a habit...then add a few minutes every month or so as the time becomes a part of my routine.

So, I weighed in today and did all my measurements...I can hardly wait for next month when I take my measurements again!!!

Now, here is my problem...staying on track. So many times I have 'vowed' to walk every day, or do yoga 3x a week, or____________. After a week or two, I stop. I have not figured out why I stop. I would love advice from anyone!! How do I keep myself on track?

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    Glad you are getting back on track. If you can pinpoint why you stop it will help you tackle it, do you get bored with it, lose motivation... Here are my initial ideas but find what works for you: to help with the 2 week slump be accountable to someone or make goals and rewards that help you stay motivated. Example: after 2 weeks if you have 80% success you get a pedicure, 90% manicure, 100% both! Post and let us know so we can help cheer you on. Another thought, do you walk or strength train with music? If not add it or change it every 2 weeks to add variety. Let us know, I'm interested in how you tackle this, struggle with keep my strength training consistent.
    3739 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    It sounds like you ARE back on track!
    3739 days ago
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