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2016 5% Fall Challenge - Strategize

Saturday, September 24, 2016

List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

3. hubby doesn't eat healthy foods or want to go workout so I stay home or eat the same unhealthy foods

Strategy - have healthy choices on hand so I can make better choices. make the promise to myself to go work out anyway without him

2. Too tired after work to work out,

Strategy - have gym bag in car and go to the gym anyway, and don't go home first, once I start I will push thru it.

1. I didn't plan exercise/meals snacks so I wing it.

Strategy - schedule time to plan meals and go to grocery store to pick up food.
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    1336 days ago
    I've struggled with some of the same. DH sits around and watches tv all day, so when I'm up doing something (working out, or want to go outside) he's always got some excuse why he needs me. Of course, as a responsive spouse, I always let him sway me.
    I finally had to set up some routines and keep bashing away at them until he accepted them.

    1. No interruptions in my workouts. I don't care how important you think it is, that is MY time. I don't interrupt when he's working or gardening or on the phone, so he should respect my time, too.
    2. I cook my own meals. I still cook whatever he wants or he still gets whatever takeout he wants, but, my meal is separate. I prep a bunch of proteins about once a month and portion them into freezer bags in individual serving sizes. Time for a meal? Heat up the protein and stick it in an omelette, sandwich, pasta, over veggies or whatever. Quicker and easier than fast food.

    I still get snarking when I log my calories before I eat (too many cases of buyers remorse logging afterward lol) or disassemble part of a meal (I pulled the cheese, fried onions and bacon out of a salad he brought me today), but, no worries.

    It was hard to get the habits in initially, but, now I'm about 50 weeks into it... they're well established and I really don't think about it anymore.

    Best of luck!
    1336 days ago
    That is very true, thank you for that, it makes more sense i seem to struggle A LOT lol.... but im thinking this challenege will give me the focus i need... thank you for all you do!!
    1528 days ago
    When you stop and start it's hard to get the momentum to start again. Now I have a mindset that you never stop but have times when you are struggling, which is not the same as stopping.

    My hubby did not want to go to the gym or eat better so I did it any way. When he saw what a difference it made for me he got on board in a few weeks.

    I am cheering for you. Let's get our 5%
    1530 days ago
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