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I try to plan a day or more in advance - taking into account special events that will interfere with my "normal" eating and exercise routines. That way I can figure out in advance how to work around them or compensate for them.
Don't do the exact same exercise for the exact same time and intensity every day. Vary the times and intensities and even activity. Your body is smart and if you do the same thing all the time your body efficiently burns fewer calories for the same time and intensity than it did before.
Don't wait until you are famished to eat. When you get up in the morning start with 1 glass of water and a banana or some small food item. Thinking this way promotes small meals through out the day which is proven to help with weight loss.
I was getting lazy and not going out because of the weather. As soon as I started going out every day, going to the gym, whatever, the weight started dropping and I am getting fit. I am so happy. Would I rather sit? NO! I used the Spark Book to help me get motivated.
Instead of reacting to what happened, take charge beforehand. People make mistakes or slip up; it's not the end of the world if you eat cupcakes or don't exercise for a day. Simply blaming fate or giving up is cheating yourself. Plan, do, be, and keep going.
Today I struggled getting through 30 minutes of exercise. But I told myself how good I will feel after thirty minutes is over. I figured I am awake fifteen hours a day (900 minutes) and I am exercising is 3% of the 900 minutes. This is a small amount of time.
Shop sales, use coupons, loyalty card discounts, etc., when grocery shopping. The total you save is usually printed at the bottom of the receipt. Transfer that amount from your checking into your savings account; you'll be surprised how it really adds up over a period of time!!