My top pick is to have a good digital watch. I feel like it has been my partner throughout this challenge. I use my watch alarms to wake me up every day (although I often wake up before the alarm goes off). I use the chronograph to see how long it takes me to do the weight workouts. I use the one minute timer to remind me to switch routines during my high intensity workout. It also helps me keep track of when I ate last.
The most important learning for me was to finding a good enough reason for me to make a permanent change in my life. I needed to understand why I was unhealthy in the first place, and why I wasn't succeeding at establishing a lifestyle of diet and exercise. Had I really wanted to change? Or was I just saying I was going to change? Because when the 12 weeks were over, I needed to be able to trust myself to do what I say I'm going to do.
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon, M.D.
Since I have to head to work in a few minutes I didn't read everyone else's comments, except the one about PLAN PLAN PLAN. She's 100% right! I have stocked my locker at work with food: Myoplex lite, oatmeal, almonds, supplements (I keep half at home, the other half at work), and I have my cottage cheese, and fat free milk in the office's fridge. I bring my lunch, and fruit in my lunch bag everyday, this way I have set up myself for success. I lost 3 lbs during the first 2 weeks, and I know it's not much, but for me it's been exhilarating!! Go for it Aufan!!
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