What's Your Motivation?
Hey guys. I'm no newbie to exercise but every time I intend to get back in shape, I stop as quickly as I start. (Lasts about 1.5 weeks) I find myself doing well at first and then I just loose it and start snacking. Cravings are my weakness... What can I do to keep out of the fridge?? (Its not always sweets but Im alwys hungry due to my new metabolism)
(I recently started from scratch about a week ago, weigh 170 lbs, I eat well, drink plenty of water and exercise 7 days a week for 30 mins. I feel as though I cant have any cheat days. If I eat one smidge of a cookie I'll gain everything back. ) plz help :D ♥
One thing you can do is to make sure you are eating nutrition filled foods. The body starves for nutrition not necessarily food if that makes sense!
The body wants nutrition that what makes us feel hungry. The trick is to retrain your body and mind to get it's nutrition from healthy foods and then even after workouts you won't be "starving".
High protein and nutrient dense veggies are great.
Iceberg lettuce on a salad is almost useless except for it's water content. Try romaine or spinach instead. Try sweet potatoes instead of sweets. They are high in both protein and fiber which makes you feel full.
Sorry for the long post. Fitness has to tackled by setting a long range goal, the making a plan to attack day by day by day.
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(Don't worry about it) Any good news is worth sharing. I didn't know about iceberg being worse so it's a good thing I picked up romaine after all. lol Thank you :)
I'm finding the "motivation" question harder and harder to answer on here......
Why? Because I don't think of it as "needing motivation" anymore.
Eating healthier and working out has become a way of life for me now. It is a fundamental part of my day and regardless of what I am doing each day I look at when I can work out.
Do I still eat crap? Hell yeah I do! I'll have a beer, I'll eat chips, chocolate whatever I fancy if and when I want to. What is different now is that eating healthy is more of a lifestyle than eating crap
Was I always like this? Hell no!!!! Over the last 2 and a half years I've gradually improved my health and my eating habits.
So what changed?
You've actually given yourself a clue in your post... You give up after 1.5 weeks... WHY???? Because you have psychologically programmed yourself to fail. I was EXACTLY the same. So I decided to sit down and REALLY understand my triggers. The things that lead to me failing. Some of them were as simple as changing my drive home from work so I wasn't passing the shop I bought beer in. Understanding the time of day I got most of my cravings and changing my routine at home.
People get into a rut, that rut leads to eating shit. Change it..
Thank you, I've looked into both gren and mint :)