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Reason/Excuses as to why it hasn't worked in the past

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Assignment 6: List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!
1. I self sabotage - I lose weight, then get sick of all the work it's taking and go back to doing it the easy way (not caring)
Fix: Reward myself with a new book, new clothes, or day out for losing weight.
2. I absolutely hate counting calories - It causes me so much frustration to have to stop and count calories before eating or at the end of the day, or creating a food plan complete with calorie counts every day.
Fix: Remember Dave Ramsey's saying: "Adults devise a plan and follow it, children do what feels good." This mantra helped me to get out of debt, and I am hoping that it will help me with weight loss. Fact is, when I do track calories, I lose weight. Just doing these assignments has made me realize that thinking I can just wing it and make healthier choices without tracking isn't going to get me closer to my goals. I am going to have to do what works no matter how frustrating it is. I will follow up doing the "adult thing" with doing something fun like reading or taking pictures of playing a game with my daughter or cat.
3. I'm too fat to exercise - It hurts, it wears me out, and its disheartening to see what all I CAN'T do.
Fix: I am going to put some time in to figuring out what I CAN do. I know I CAN dance. It may not look the way I want it to, but I CAN move. I know I CAN walk. I can make it a habit to park further away from the stores. I CAN also make it a habit to make a lap around any store before I do my actual shopping. I know I CAN do Wii Sports and other games that get you up and moving.
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    “What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” - Anthony Robbins

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    1927 days ago
    I have to careful of myknees and hip, due to arthritis, but I have found I CAN get on my exercise bike and get a good cardio workout without stressing the joints toomuch. I can also do some of Spark's seated workouts (check out their videos!) It IS tiring to track calories at times, but it does help tremendously!
    We CAN do this!
    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. "(Romans 12:2) - we can start thinking as responsible adults! Blessings on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.
    1927 days ago
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