Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Keeping Track


Here's the thing - every week (heck every day) brings new challenges and stresses. You can acknowledge these things as a stumbling block - forcing you back away from your goal by several paces, or you can view them as a challenge, something you can win against! One of the best ways to keep positive in the fight is to keep track of everything. Write out what you eat each day, the stresses, how you feel, what you did for a workout, etc. When you see you aren't progressing toward your goal you should be able to go back to the book and see where you might have started going off track.

Let's also face it - having to write down the fact that you ate an entire plate of brownies is utterly depressing, so writing everything down can help you curb those cravings and unhealthy impulses.

Goals & Challenges


These should be realistic what you can Definitely achieve, as well as what you Hope to achieve. If you haven't worked out in a long time or ever, then your goal shouldn't be working out 2 hours a day to start. If you're looking to lose weight, your goal should be no more than 2lbs/week. Your goals are unique to you. Be realistic, but aim high.


We all have them, and as with Goals they are completely unique from person to person. These are the stumbling blocks - both due to life, lifestyle or emotional. For instance if my hubby goes away for a few days, it's really hard for my to get the kids situated so I can go workout. There are days when I'm tired from being 'mom' and just don't want to be bothered with working out. Knowing exactly what your challenges are is just about the only way for you to diffuse the impact of them - you can recognize the challenge as it's happening and make appropriate adjustments to your schedule or thinking. Forewarned is Forearmed!!