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Get Others Involved in Your Goals
Don't be a Weight-Loss Loner
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It helps to get others involved in the journey.
Yup, keep you motivated, just what SP is about
I am workout loner although I am on a competive row team that requires Teamwork to get the shell moving. I find strength training and cardio for myself is best done alone.
In regards to my healthy lifestyle change people do ask me about my program, what I eat and so fourth. I reply that I eat healthy for my nutritional needs. I have found that people do not like to be told what to eat. Whatever works for each individual.
Do what suits YOU.......
Everyone does better with positive, supportive friends.
We all need motivation help at times.
I have several people who are interested in my eating and exercising program. They are in constant communication to see how I' doing
I prefer the privacy of my own home and my spouse to be my support system. I have 2 little dogs that are very fast walkers which I can't keep up with but it's something to be outdoors with them. We are campers and thus are walkers.
Guess I am in the loner side, I feel that I can trust myself above all others, I like exercising alone, I have never been a person that had to have leagues of friends to put a stamp of approval on goals, tasks or anything I do, if you don't like the way I do things then do things the way you like but don't express your disapproval of the way I do them. I find that weight loss was much easier without involving other people, there are sabotors in all areas of life, even here in SP. I find all the support I need here in teams with limited amounts of people. If you can't trust yourself to do what is right and good for you, then how can you trust a league of supporters. I know I am different in that opinion, but that is me, I lost 70 lbs without inviting the whole town to keep me in line, so I guess that is what is right for me. Find what is right for you.
I like to walk alone with my four legged buddy. Never talks back or gets tired.
It has been 3 yrs since I came to Spark. I am 60+ and do not like the weight gain I am experiencing. I have gained belly fat that I have never had before. A foot injury has kept me from walking for 8 months now and it is not helping with the weight gain. Any suggestions to get rid of this belly fat? Is it possible at this age or something I just need to learn to live with?
In an ideal world, finding a local support system among friends & family would be great and easy. Thankfully, groups like Spark are here for those of us whose immediate circles are less than supportive to downright negative. Thanks, Spark!
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