Post # 1
hello, I’m MissFireFlower and im a crash diet junkie.
When I was dress shopping, i was on point- Zumba dvd every day, health food. But when I found my dress… off the wagon I fell.
Well, 10 pounds later I’m looking to try again, but it’s hard to stay motivated. I’m just mad at myself. I know the only way ill get my arms smaller is diet and exersize. It’s only 15 pounds an I have until may, but seriously-why am I so lazy?!?!
Post # 3
@MissFireFlower: It’s probably the going from nothing to all to nothing that’s killing your motivation. Instead of saying, “I’m going to workout 7 days a week and eat healthy for every meal”, focus on getting some form of exercise for 30+ minutes 4-5 times per week. That will keep it from feeling too extreme. Then, if you get in more, it’s a bonus, but you’re not setting yourself up for a let-down. Same thing with the food; commit to making healthy choices most of the time, and then let yourself have a treat each day so you aren’t feeling like you’re on a diet. If you call it a diet, you will always be looking for the diet to end. But if you call it a lifestyle change, then you can commit to it long-term. I know you can do it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Do you have a friend who can exercise with you? I never stay”on the wagon” long when I try to go it alone, but joining a gym with classesthat I can attend, and swapping recipes with other diet-concious friends has helped me keep motivated. For a while I even had a girl’s group where we got together each week and rotated who cooked a healthy dinner (with pre-set rules to fit in everyone’s diet plan) to help inspire us and keep up all motivated.