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Postby CMS » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:03 pm

It's really frustrating when you put so much effort into it and don't see's like 'Come ooon! Why aren't I thin!' Then I realise it's only been a week lol!

It's true what you said about trying everything at once and not being able to keep it up. You really need that motivation to keep going. I find it helps when I tell myself to be patient and keep up the exercises.

I have this dvd called 'ultimate challenge ultimate results' and it's a 3 part workout aerobics style with everything from head to toe getting worked out. I do that every day. I suggest getting some exercise dvds and set aside a time of day to do one, like say an hour after breakfast. Same time each day helps you to get into that routine. Also make small changes like using stairs instead of a lift, get off a bus a few stops earlier, make a day of it going somewhere for a walk with some people...even to the zoo, somewhere where you are always on your feet.

I bought a skipping rope yesterday and some weights to do in between that exercise time of day if I'm bored. Go for walks along a beach (if there's one near you) or a bike ride.

Also, don't think your on a 'diet' I tend to think of it as a change for the better. Keep up eating healthy small portions and after a few months whenever you see results then you can have nights when you can eat chocolate etc. Eat lots of protein and fruit and veg so you feel fuller longer. I find since eating healthier I don't have chocolate cravings (and the half block I left in the fridge is still there :shock: )

So yeah just motivate yourself and do different types of exercise and soon you'll look forward to doing it instead of feeling you haveto.

Anyway hope that makes some sense lol
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Postby Ally » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:22 am

makes perfect sense!!
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:23 am

Yep, I second that Ally. This is for life so why rush something. It is better to take it slow so it becomes intrinsically natural for us to perform on a daily basis without having to consciously think about it.

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Postby onmyway » Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:06 pm

we have similar starting weights and goals. The thing that helped me lose weight was just STARTING exercising everyday. I had to do it every day for it to become a habit. After a while my body craved the right foods, and I now my lifestyle is very healthy.

I'm not sure if it will be the same for you but I think exercise is the first step of weight loss. Diet's DON't Work!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:39 am

Hi Lil and welcome to the forum! Plenty of good advice mentioned abouve. But don't think of yur previous attempts at failures, just a learning experience. So now you ahve learned that going all out does not work, so you know that you should try somethng else with the goa of slowly and steadily changing your habits. See the thing about willpower and motivation is that it is damned easy to keep up for a short time, but damned impossible to keep up for a long time or when crappy days happen. Oh dar, you think, if I can't keep up my willpower, how on earth will I ever succeed? Well, the answer is HABIT.

Willpower and motivation demands that you pay attention to whatever it is you are learning (in this case, dieting). If you change everything at once, this s just too much for yur poor brain to handle and it goes into meltdown and says "stuff it, where's my choccie!". So limit it to some small things that you can easily handle and be successful at, then once it's habit (a bit like learning to change gears in your car - hard to learn, now habit and easy)you will no longer have to think about it, and can move your motivational focus onto something else.
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