Thread: Motivation
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03-20-2008, 04:32 PM
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First off, stop with the soda. Just don't buy it anymore. People don't usually naturally get insatiable cravings for liquids.

Don't stop buying snacks. Change the snacks to something healthier. You'll get in the mood for snacks and you'll probably go out to the store and buy them if you don't have any at your house. Find alternative snacks that are truly healthy. Even they aren't great for you if you want to lose weight, but you have to start off small. Once a few months has gone by and you're doing well with eating healthier, then you can start to try and eat a little less. Restricting how much food you eat right away is a sure fire way to wind up abandoning your diet.

Don't overdo your exercising either. If you just want to exercise to lose weight, you're going to fail. The only way you'll succeed is if you commit to changing your lifestyle first. Worry about the pounds later. Start off even as small as going for a 10 minute walk every morning at the same time. The point isn't to start draining the pounds away, the point is to start a new habit that is sustainable. It doesn't do you any good to jog for an hour a day if you're just going to stop after the third day. Try the 10 minute walk a day and see if you can keep up with it for 3 weeks. It doesn't even matter if you haven't even lost any weight after the three weeks. What matters is that you've started a routine. Once you've established a good routine, you can gradually adjust up to 30 minutes and eventually jog for 2 or three minutes during your walk. Even if it takes you 6 months to get up to a 30 minute jog per day, as long as you continue to do it every day, you'll be healthy for the rest of your life.

The most important thing though, is to not bite off more than you can chew.

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