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trouble staying consistent...
hey all! what are some tips regarding sticking with things long enough to make a habit? i have good intentions, but i can't seem to follow through... emoticon
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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/10/13 6:10 PM as a reply to sfurlong.
What I did was made sure I had a reason why I was getting fit in the first place. For me it was my one year old daughter and being around to watch her grow. I didn't want her to have a dad that was not there for her. I would recommend doing the same, pick a "why" and hold on to that make it something you can picture and go back to when things get hard. That is what kept me on track. Also, don't try and cut everything out cold turkey. Give yourself a small treat or a cheat meal (within reason) every now and again. If you curb the cravings you are much less likely to binge and fall off the wagon totally.

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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/11/13 5:21 AM as a reply to sfurlong.
Usually the first month is the hardest, after that it gets easier and the more you do it the more it will become an habit.

If you need help staying accountable you might want to look into joining a challenge group. Do you have a coach? If not, check into finding yourself a good coach who will help you with your concerns and make sure you don't fall off the wagon.
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1/11/13 6:18 AM as a reply to sfurlong.
Set a daily block of time that is yours! No interuptions, no rushing through to get to appointments or pick up kids, etc. This time, approximately 90 mins., is just for you to work on yourself. At first, you may find it hard to set aside the "me" time but, as you fall into the routine, all the daily distractions will fall aside. Next, schedule your time slot as if it was a meeting or appointment. Place it on your caledar, phone or wall mount whatever. We are always ready to make our parent/teacher meeting or doctor's appointment but don't prioritize our own time. If you can, set an alerm to go off 1/2 hour before your workout time. A watch, phone alert or even an old fashioned alarm clock as long as you carry it with you(LOL). Usually a 1/2 hour period is enough of an advance that you can wrap anything you have in progress wrapped up and then you can switch gears into "workout time".
My last succestion, find some buddies on the Beachbody website. "Talk" to them to see if your time corresponds with their time and set up a workout meet "in the gym". For instance, I personally do my primary program at 5:00pm EST. I "meet" 2 other buddies at that time,usually, to keep all 3 of us in sync and accountable.
Drop me in invite if that time works for you, I'll be there!
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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/11/13 7:05 AM as a reply to sfurlong.
Having the right determination in your mindset is very important. Rely on your Coach for support, and if you don't have a helpful coach, find one. There are plenty of us out there that WILL help, so take the time to find the right one for you. Having the right coach can make the difference for you.

Second, join a motivation thread. Being able to discuss your struggles and successes with others goes a long way to keeping you on track.

Look for positives. Read motivating things daily. Set a plan for rewarding yourself with something if you can get to "X" goal - I don't mean an all you can eat buffet emoticon!

By the time you start getting to those goals, they will be reward enough though! When you start seeing good results you will get the kind of positive reinforcement you need to keep doing it.
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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/11/13 7:21 AM as a reply to DominicDuclos.
DominicDuclos:
Usually the first month is the hardest, after that it gets easier and the more you do it the more it will become an habit.

If you need help staying accountable you might want to look into joining a challenge group. Do you have a coach? If not, check into finding yourself a good coach who will help you with your concerns and make sure you don't fall off the wagon.



Hi! This got my interest since in the past (hope not now) I had problems to be consistent. Where or how do I choose a coach?
Thanks!
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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/11/13 7:39 AM as a reply to gabygm.
gabygm:
DominicDuclos:
Usually the first month is the hardest, after that it gets easier and the more you do it the more it will become an habit.

If you need help staying accountable you might want to look into joining a challenge group. Do you have a coach? If not, check into finding yourself a good coach who will help you with your concerns and make sure you don't fall off the wagon.



Hi! This got my interest since in the past (hope not now) I had problems to be consistent. Where or how do I choose a coach?
Thanks!


Asking here is a good way. Coaches tend to start the motivation threads, so you can find active ones there as well. When you signed up you were given one automatically which should show up in your profile. If you click on someone elses profile, it will tell you if they are a coach or not and you can research them from there to see if they are a good fit for you.

Hope that helps.
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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/11/13 3:13 PM as a reply to gabygm.
gabygm: To switch coaches or to choose a coach, it's best to contact Beachbody Customer Service at 1 (800) 470-7870 (at least that was my expeience). When and if you decide to choose a new coach, you can tell them either the member's name or Coach's ID number.
The above post said it best. Look around. See what fits. Any coach who is willing to help to achieve consistancy in your workouts and achieving your goals will be happy to respond to e-mails and questions you may have.
Hoping you find what will help you. Thanks for the buddy invite, I'm in! Drop me a line anytime.
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RE: trouble staying consistent...
1/14/13 5:50 PM as a reply to OwenDaniel.
Thanks so much for your response! Very good info! I will try some of your suggestions! emoticon
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