When I don't want to workout, I tell myself that I'll only do 10 minutes that day. Once I get started, I always do my full workout.
Buy sets of perfect portion tupperware containers. Tiny tubs for snacks e.g. nuts or dried fruit, small size to hold a single portion of meat, fish, stew etc and a medium size to hold an individual light meal e.g. salad, chicken and rice.
These tubs can microwave, freeze or work as a lunchbo...
Since I've been on midnights when I'm at home on a leave day, it's hard for me to get to sleep, so what I do now is work out , take a shower, eat some bran flakes with Soy milk and go to bed. This helps me sleep and I've gotten an extra workout in.
It is 4:03 am and I am still on the PC and I have gotten into bed at 5 or 6 in the morning the last 3 days. I have got to stop this.
Having a bad diet day? Research has shown that happy optimistic people live longer than pessimists? So the next time you have a bad thought just let it go.
Weight maintenance is easy once you realize that you changed your eating and lifestyle habits which changed your body weight. Most assuredly, you must never deviate from changing the former to maintain the latter.
When you feel like skipping a workout and give excuses like being tired, be firm with yourself. Tell your lazy side to get over it! Works for me all the time. It's like speaking to a child, be firm and clear.
buy the big bags as opposed to 100 calorie packs and bag them into 100 calorie portions
I find I feel less tired and sore if I eat protein and carbs after my work-out, especially if I've done work with weights. My favorite is 1/2 c lo fat cottage cheese, snack bag Pop Chips and a LifeTime Fitness Club, Whey of Life smoothie with raspberries. Very satisfying and filling.