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staying motivated... [Feb. 5th, 2008|09:47 pm]


hey ladies,
I am having a really hard time staying motivated about going to curves. Any tips?
I am going to try going BEFORE work instead of after...but that is at 6 AM.

Would it be frowned upon if I brought my mp3 player to listen to?

[User Picture]From: lonejedi
2008-02-06 05:07 am (UTC)
mp3 players welcome.

When I get to feeling unmotivated, I just think about my goal and what I have to do to get there. I also make sure not to set unrealistic or long-term goals. I don't set unrealistic goals for the obvious reason of being unrealistic. But I also don't set long-term goals because they're easy to lose track of and progress sometimes seems slower than it really is. So, I like to break up my weight loss gols into three month increments or in terms of major events in the near future such as conferences, parties, weddings, you name it. So, in my case, I have two short-term goals that I'm currently working on. My first is to be 160 pounds by the beginning of April, which marks the year to the day in which I began the current weight loss regiment that I'm now on. I then plan to be down to 155 pounds by the end of June because I'm going to a sort of conference/family reunion. I don't set more than two benchmarks at a time so as not to overwhelm myself. Your intervals and losses are totally up to you, but the best advice is to follow the pattern that your body seems to do well with. I've noticed that I can lose five pounds in three months and feel good about it. Maybe you can lose more, maybe less. The point is to put reasonable, yet challenging, benchmarks every so often both to chart your progress and to have something to look forward to. Then, when you reach each benchmark, offer yourself a reward that doesn't have to do with food such as a night at the movies. Just think of Curves as one more way to reach your benchmarks.

Good luck.
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[User Picture]From: fish_creator
2008-11-14 04:07 am (UTC)
I bring my MP3 player, because I can't stand the music! Bring along a buddy, if you can. I also try to do different things on the recovery boards, anything to change up the pace.
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[User Picture]From: fish_creator
2008-11-14 04:08 am (UTC)
Also, I just read something that said you are more likely to work out and stick to a plan if you do it in the morning. Also, schedule a workout for everyday of the week, because realistically, it probably won't happen. After you do something for 6 weeks in a row it becomes a "habit", so just keep at it and in a while you will be on auto pilot.
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