My Fitness Program.

@iwrite (5034)
Singapore
November 23, 2010 8:47pm CST
I have discipline issues, my fitness program is a which is a start stop regime. I am wonder if people can give me some advice, how to keep my fitness program going. If you have any advice to help me with my fitness regime.
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18 responses
• United States
24 Nov 10
Realism. Don't set out to run a marathon the first night. If you are just starting, and want to keep disciplined, do activities which will be fun, and start at the beginning, of a modest thirty minutes three times a week. Maybe do fun videos at home, or plan a hike on some scenic routes. Try to make a program that will not become a chore.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
I could run a marathon if I want too, I am starting with some short run and short swim. However I am doing shift work, that is why sometimes I get a little lazy sometimes.
• United States
24 Nov 10
Tired is different than lazy. Are you active at these shift jobs, like on your feet, or are you at a desk?
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
I need to move around, however my tummy is getting bigger, might be due to not enough rest, exercise or not regular meals. I still do not know what is the actual reasons. However that is not the main cause, my friend is able to get a regular exercise regime. He just say do it. I am sure if he is able to do so, so would I.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
24 Nov 10
The first and foremost thing that you must have in order to make your fitness regime work is self discipline. You must accept that this is what you need and then decide to instill discipline in yourself . It all depends on you whether or not your fitness progrma will continue. Unless you have accepted that self discipline is a non-negotiable requirement, you will not succeed.Good Luck.
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@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
25 Nov 10
I don't think anyone is really weak in that department. it's all a matter of attitude. If you really ant to achieve something like become fit and healthy I think you would find the strength to discipline yourself. It's all in the mind since as they say it's mind over matter
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
27 Nov 10
The attitude is laziness, but I have to overcome that, I hope to do it. in fact I hope to cut a cm off my waist and hope that would encourage me to greater things.
@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
25 Nov 10
acevivx That is a department that I am pretty weak, how that would I be able to motivate myself to continue.
@drannhh (15219)
• United States
24 Nov 10
First off, if you are going to keep to a regimen, you have to be doing something you love to do. So if I feel a great need for more fitness, I swim. Yesterday I tried something new, though. I bought a pair of Sketchers shape-up athletic shoes. They are the kind that turn walking into a workout. They were expensive, but at the sale price not more so than other quality athletic shoes. I intended to get them just for playing shuffleboard as I am on a team this year, but after putting those shoes on I want to wear them all the time.
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@drannhh (15219)
• United States
25 Nov 10
Healthy foods and water are important too, but here are a couple Singapore links re these shoes: http://antiagingfacialskincare.net/how-skechers-shape-up-shoes-can-improve-your-health/ This one has a photo. http://www.fitnessrunningshoes.com/ Mine are white with silver in the athletic style, but they also make sandals and other non-athletic shoes. They are pricey, but often on sale.
@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
drannhh that is a nice idea, perhaps I would be go for a look out for such a footwear. perhaps you might give me more details on this shoe model so I would be able to find it in Singapore.
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@celticeagle (155968)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov 10
I know what you are going through. I go back and forth. A year ago last Spring I was very strict and had a trainer and all. I was going to the gym every day, eating right for the amount of exercise and so forth. I was able to lose about 35 pounds in three months. I think that I find I go through cycles. For a while I will really be into it and then I fall off the wagon. I think what a person needs to do is change things in their lives slowly. The only way to diet,lose weight and keep it off is to make LIFE CHANGES not just changes for a period of time. Start making changes to your diet and get used to doing that for awhile. Then makes other changes such as drinking more water through out the day, getting more exercise daily, etc. As you start applying these changes to your life you will see a change in your weight. And remember that you will even gain alittle because you have get your muscle mass built up before you can lose weight continuancely. I think a real good way to start is to do a body clense. The Lemonade diet is one that I know works but it is ugly and there are teas and other things you can get. Then drinking ALOT of water is VERY important to wash out the toxins and yuck your body has accumulated over time. And there are little tips too like using the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from the store,etc. that you can implement into your lifestyle. And, don't weigh yourself all the time. Once a week is enough. If you do it anymore than that and you might gain for different reasons then you may feel defeted and want to stop the whole thing. Losing alittle weight over a long period is better than short losing cycles that will not last. Plan your strategy and change your lifestyle. I have added some articles I wrote on areas I had problems with. http://www.ehow.com/how_2265004_have-time-everything.html http://www.ehow.com/how_4730337_deal-reaching-plateau.html http://www.ehow.com/how_4606057_moving-motivated-lose-that-weight.html http://www.ehow.com/how_4589927_good-choices-grocery-store-dieting.html http://www.ehow.com/how_4535470_boost-your-metabolism.html
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@celticeagle (155968)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov 10
ANd you don't want to make your goals too big or you are sure to fail. Small and give yourself time.
@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
25 Nov 10
You reply is really custom made for me, I have not seen through everything but I guess I would have to and try to follow each step if I am going to achieve my person goals.
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@tomitomi (5429)
• Singapore
26 Nov 10
Hi iwrite! I can only say start small, something manageable and achievable. Something fun and what you like and have it done everyday at your best time. Mine is a simple 30 minute regime of stretching every morning as I don't play much games now because of bad knees.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
27 Nov 10
I am not going for the big bang, just little runs and swim to keep fit and reduce my waist line. I hope to achieve it in 2011.
@tomitomi (5429)
• Singapore
28 Nov 10
Sounds fun. Would be great!
• United States
24 Nov 10
Your thoughts should be motivation as they are for me. See I started this full health kick back October 2009. I eat really well about 4-5 times a day, I work out everyday and drink lost of water, which I never did before. I was never big to begin with but I was a terribly starving dieter. So since last year it took me 4 months and I lost 60 lbs and my skin and health are great. Prior to that I was always really tired and hungry and now 13 months later I am still keeping it up and have reverted my entire outlook. So if this is not motivation for you my friend, LOL... Basically continue to tell your self your goals and strive to maintain them so that you do not get lazy. Anyways I bought a healthrider exerplay bike. When I first started I use to work out 1 hour a day 5 days a week and now only do it 1/2 hour for 3 days a week, so if I do not want to fall back on my old ways I continue to remember how I got here. Good luck to you.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
hardworkinggurl great on you. That is what I am talking about. I would like to know what keeps you motivated? how do you keep yourself going even as the going gets tough. How do you maintain your spirits to keep going.
• United States
24 Nov 10
I have had so much going in my life and this year was the killer. So I find that if I can feel good about myself well then the world can simply happen at it's own pace. What keeps me motivated is that I have had to take care of me since I was very little, and with the added responsibilities of my two beautiful kids keeps me yet even more motivated to keep trying and staying healthy is a must as those two kids only have me. I have my moments, but my prayers and hope keep me hoping better for the next day over and over. As for my continual exercising, when I look in the mirror I love what I see, so it keeps me remembering how hard I worked at it and makes me re-think how I eat and work out.
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@zandi458 (28102)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 10
You are not alone as I am also doing just that. I am not a disciplined person when it comes to my fitness program. I've promised a zillion times to stick to a strict exercising routine but the promise only remain a promise and no efforts done. No thanks to the internet which has kept me off my fitness program. I wish to hear from others too, I need urgent solution to my endless procrastination.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
25 Nov 10
zandi458 Hi5, not in a good way, I hope someone has some brilliant idea that could spark us into action. Someone did suggest putting a fat man photo on my screen and everytime I see it I would want to go for a run.
@eshaan (6188)
• India
24 Nov 10
for me too its a start and stop progm...but its not my laziness...there are some extra work that make me keep the exercises away...so i can't be regular..
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
25 Nov 10
yes yes yes that is me. I hope someone does have some antidote to help me with this problem. gosh!
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
24 Nov 10
aS IT IS WITH ANYTHING IT'S MIND OVER MATTER. U just have to get a mind set that u are going to do this & go for it. Good luck.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
25 Nov 10
ANTIQUELADY Haha but the force is weak, the tummy usually trumps over the mind, I need yoda to help me train my mind to make it strong.
@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
27 Nov 10
It's really just about getting into routine. Maybe just try a little at a certain time everyday and you will become used to setting that specific time aside. Good luck!
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
27 Nov 10
I hope you are right and I can get this into a routine and hope my body would beat into a habit.
@TheAdvocate (2392)
• Philippines
25 Nov 10
I also have discipline issues. Sometimes I put off exercising until I get lazy and find a reason to skip exercising. To address this, I try to exercise in the morning so as to get that out of the way. Also try to incorporate exercise in your daily life - take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the mall instead of riding etc.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
25 Nov 10
That makes a few of us, I guess I need to work harder on that to make sure I have a certain health level. perhaps even prepare for a marathon.
• India
25 Nov 10
Hello i am 65,i have diabetic and other health issues, so to keep myself fit, i do some yogic breathing exercises in the morning, because burning sensation in soles of feet, i walk on a virtul walking machines that shakes my legs.. You may try breathing exercises.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
27 Nov 10
Well I hope I do not have to wait this all the sickness set in before I decide to keep fit. I would like to start now, just need someone to remind daily
@knicnax (2233)
• Philippines
24 Nov 10
Get a partner! I find that working out with someone really helps a lot. :) especially if you have a lot of things to talk about!
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
Well would you be my partner then, I tried but so far no luck with the partners. I have many people to play soccer with, but really run, most are not interested.
@daiweian06 (1405)
24 Nov 10
I suggest to have 20-30 minutes exercise each day. Regular exercise are not just enough. You also need to eat healthy foods. More on fruits and vegetables, just a little of meat especially fried. Fish and more water. About 12-15 glasses each day. Visit this site http://www.perfectdiet.multiply.com
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
I guess you have a full diet/exercise plan, daiweian06 I thinking of changing a little of my diet plan and I might not be eating very healthy stuff. Blame it on fast food, they are easy to access and easy to eat on the go.
@patgalca (18134)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Nov 10
I think the best thing you can do is get an excercise buddy. When you are accountable to someone else than you are more likely to be disciplined. I did much better when my husband went for walks with me outside than I am doing now with the treadmill at home. Whether you are walking, going to a gym, or working out to a video, it is better to have a buddy to work with. More fun too. And time passes by quicker.
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@iwrite (5034)
• Singapore
24 Nov 10
patgalca, I tried to pull my wife in, however it is not working that well. She gives up faster then me. I need to find someone, I agree it would be more fun to do it with someone else.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
3 Dec 10
haha =D U need to have some motivation. WHen there's nobody to motivate or encourage u, u will tend your regime. U might need some companion to help u through it. Of course, discipline is one main issue, and it's not easy to maintain it. UNless u are able to find joy in whatever u are doing in your fitness regime, only then u can keep it going.. haha =D CHeck out my blog
@bjcyrix (6901)
• Philippines
27 Nov 10
If you dont have that much of a self-discipline when it comes to dieting and exercise(like me.lol), I think the best way for this is to find a buddy to do it with. Not so much as a partner in sports games or something but just someone who could run with you, swim with you, track your progress with you, maybe even compete with you. Or if those reasons dont work, maybe you can find a buddy just to pester you to do it.LOL It works for me cause in my buddy group, Im the one organizing the dates, times, and venues. So Im forced to do it because there really isnt any excuse. I also have other people waiting for me, and that is something that I dont like. So Ill go to the venue and exercise with them. For me, it just makes things fun. Of course, you might have your own preference and reasons but it never hurts to have someone remind you that you need to exercise at a certain date and at a certain time.^_^ Goodluck and have fun!
• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jan 11
Hiya iwrite, There are loads of those Wifi games that you can play now if you find it hard to stick to a routine. Why not try playing three of those games on different Days of the Week. Start off slowly or quickly but make it fun always. You will keep fitter I think without all the stress of worrying am I doing it the right way?