Good luck to you! I wish you great success with this attempt.
Perhaps it would help you follow through this time if you just focus on 1 or 2 behaviors/steps at a time. Instead of making "lists of goals and plans" and trying to make multiples changes in your behavior at once, try focusing on 1 or 2 at a time ... turning those behaviors into regular habits ... and then moving forward to focus on 1 or 2 addtional behaviors. Or you can set modest goals such as training X number of times per week ... increasing that number as you establish the regular habit.
Around here, some of us call call that method of behavior change "taking baby steps." A lot of us find that the "baby steps" method help us gradually establish firm habits that help us keep us with the desired behavior over the long term.
It's great that you've already got accountability partners. Such people can be a great resource for you.
Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 7/14/2012 (11:23)