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Group fitness classes
Sign up for a group fitness class. It's so much easier to workout when an instructor designs the workout / takes the guess work out for you. I'm addicted to my 7am spinning classes!
No negative nillies
I didn't beat myself up for eating too much yesterday or not exercising today. Instead, I'm concentrating on what I can do tomorrow. One step back, two steps forward!
Tips from Jillian Michaels
Just read some great tips here: http://www.everydayhealth.co
Here are some books I recommend. Even if they aren't specific to your goals, they contain excellent information about what it takes to lose weight.
1. Weight Watchers' Coach Approach
2. Weight Watcher's "Weight Stages: Successfully Manage your Weight through Life's Ups and Downs"
3. Jillian Michaels' "Master your Metabolism"
4. Jillian Michaels' "Making the Cut"
5. Jillian Michaels' "Winning by Losing"
Always feel better after a workout
When I don't feel like working out, but know I should, I tell myself this: "If you don't feel better after you workout, you never have to do it again." I always feel better after I workout. :)
Treating workouts like appointments
I treat workouts like an appointment, and I schedule them early in the morning. I take spinning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am, and I swim on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7am. Working out at the same time every day makes it easier to stay on track. Scheduling my "appointments" so early in the morning also ensures that nothing else gets in the way!