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I do not like drinking water, but I learned how to increase the amount I drink. I just take a full swallows here and there during the day. After this, I find that I have more of a taste for it and can discern how sweet that juice is. Then I appreciate the plainness of water and actually want to drink it.
I make sure that I always "like to exercise". Even if I'm tired or come home from a exhausting day, I don't want to miss my exercise. So motivation is my key. I stay motivated by finding new exercises that would give me health benefits that are a help in everyday life. For example, I took on jump rope so that I could walk farther and in general have more endurance. And also I choose exercises that are fun, challenging and beautiful--that would be yoga. Yoga is like an art form for the body.
If you like to snack on favorite 'junk' food, set it out in front of you where you can see it. Put a label on that reads, "Award? or an "I'm bored" ? Do yourself a favor and consider it carefully. After having a good day, why not award yourself. If you're not doing so great, remind yourself not to eat something mindlessly. Eat with a purpose.
I'm a shift leader at a telecommunications site and spend most of my time in from of a terminal. We rely on alarm systems to alert us to system problems. I find getting up once an hour to tour the facility is not only good for me but is helping me find problems that don't have an automatic reporting system.
My challenge from SparkPeople today is to move three times when I would normally be sitting. So I got an idea from one of SP articles--stretching. I like yoga. And if you do a lot of sitting, things start to stiffen and ache. So getting up every once and while and doing a standing Yoga stretch like warrior or dancers pose will help posture and take away pain. Just a few moments of this I know will work wonders. And if you are challenging yourself with a new pose, that will make it fun!
When I say something negative about myself to myself, it helps me to turn what I said around to the positive. Something I commonly say is "I'm depressed." When I catch myself saying it, I'll say "I feel good." You can use this most things if what you're saying is just habit or not really true.
My secret is when I walk on the treadmill I don't do it all on the same level. EXAMPLE (.speed 3mph 15 minutes on incline 10 then 15 minutes on incline 14 then I do the last 10 minutes on incline 15 , my weight seemed to really start to come off then. I try to mix it all up on there so my body has to work differently .
Try and spend one day not complaining about anything and looking for only positives..when in traffic ...time to do butt crunches.When really hungry think of the new healthy you..you will smile and it will become habit..then lifestyle