Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Secrets

See Another Category:
go
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.

32

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Make workouts "appointments"

I had a habit of cancelling my workouts because I didn't feel like it. To break that habit, I started entering them into my dayplanner like appointments. I even highlight them so that I can't pretend I didn't see them. Just like appointments, if I cancel one, I have to reschedule it.

- Submitted by MAGPIE17 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

52

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Taking it slowly!!!

I started my journey in Jan 2010. However my journey started before that when I was eating out of control. So, the way I am looking at my weight loss journey is that I didn't put the weight on over 2-3 months it was over several years. So, if it takes me several years to lose 43lbs I'm ok with that.

- Submitted by SMILINRHONDA 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

4

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

less calories

I write a menu for two weeks at a time atleast one week in advance. Use it to shop and DO NOT buy anything not on the menu. emoticon

- Submitted by LAMDAGUY 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

7

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Use a smaller plate

To trick myself into the smaller portions, I used a salad plate.
emoticon
The small plate doesn't look so empty. I was able to portion my foods to the right portion. The smaller plate worked in the way that the plate did not look so empty.

- Submitted by IAMALIGHTHOUSE 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

26

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

move..every day

even for 5 minutes. make sure you do something conciously. take a walk. do some leg lifts. SOMETHING!! every single day.

- Submitted by NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

3

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Drop In!

My gym has both costly registered fitness classes and free drop-in classes. I've found that the drop-in ones are actually MORE motivating! It's often the same core group of people at all the classes, from Aerobics to Zumba, and they'll hold you accountable if you're gone for more than a day or two!

- Submitted by HOLISTICDETOXER 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

63

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Balance booster

While you brush your teeth, alternate standing on one leg as you switch mouth quadrants (every 30 seconds). Balancing develops your core muscles and may even be good for your brain. Burns 10

- Submitted by LINDA6105 3/27/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments

6

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Shopping With a List

We are all tempted while shopping. Now I only shop with a well thought out list. At the store if it is NOT on the list I can't buy it. I'm less likely to write, "ice cream, cookies or candy" on the list now. By only shopping that way I buy only good foods and I save money too!

- Submitted by OZARKMEL 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

4

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Motivational Mug

I have a photo travel mug that I bought at Starbucks.
I customize it with my SP wall paper or something else that reminds me to behave, grab it first thing in the morning and sip on it till bedtime.


- Submitted by LOSINIT52 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

81

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Five Minutes

Tell yourself that you will exercise for just five minutes when you don't feel like exercising. Just that five minutes will get you going, and once you start, I guarantee that you will do more than just five minutes!

- Submitted by LOVINGMYSELF101 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 11 Comments
           RSS Feed: Exercise Secrets RSS Feed