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Use Commitment Management Instead Of Tracking As You Go

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emoticon I've learned that if I track my food and my exercise at the beginning of the day instead of as I go, I'm more likely to get it done. I feel like I made a commitment to eat these things and do this amount of exercise today so I better get it done.

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emoticon To me tracking is a time consuming task so if I do it first thing in the morning and plan out my meals and exercise, I'm done with it for the day. Then I have to keep my promises to myself and when I do at the end of the day I really feel like I did good!
- Submitted by ALESIATAYLOR 7/10/2013 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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MANDYBUC 8/11/2013 3:04:00 PM

    I also track ahead of time (usually actually the previous day at this stage and planning on tracking a week ahead for nutrition anyway once I move out on my own next month.) I find that tracking ahead helps me see exactly what would happen if I did certain things (ate certain foods, etc.) and then I can adjust before I even do it until my diet looks good and then as you say, stick to it. I do believe planning like this is great though.
MSIFUENTES1 7/15/2013 7:47:00 PM

    I have started to do this recently and realized that it really helps especially during the weekend when I am more likely to find the kitchen.
MYAKAYAH 7/12/2013 2:58:00 AM

    emoticon I think its easier to do this first thing since it takes the guess work out of what you will eat during the day. Plus with the new fitness & nutrition trackers it almost forces you to stick to your goals~

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