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How do i get myself on track? I keep telling myself, im goinng to work out, and i want to wear makeup more, ect. ect. how do get a plan and then stick to it. Im not good at the follow through.




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      Anne E wrote May 28, 2010
    • This is a problem that I have too.  The only way for me to fit in new things like this is too let something else slide.  For example, I might be able to fit in the workout if I don’t cook for dinner.  I have to really prioritize.  I totally sympathize with you on this.




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      Mztracy wrote May 28, 2010
    • Tracy, if you find out, let me know! heart




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      Tracy Lynn Brown wrote May 29, 2010
    • i guess we will have to figure this out together huh.




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      Max0125 wrote May 29, 2010
    • I hear you all! I sometimes have the same problem. I started wearing a pedometer as a visual reminder to workout and atay active. Research has show that people who wear pedometers walk an extra 2,500 steps a day. I make it into a fun contest and set a goal. I also plan aworkout that I enjoy and change it up. I don’t do the same workout all the time since I get bored easily. I also download new podcasts or music on a regular basis to keep me motivated. The other thing I do is I make myslef accountable to one of my friends who is also trying to lose weight. Just knowing that she is working out today makes me want to.

      As far as cooking, I do a lot of meals that require little prep time such as grilling and slow cooking. I also make meals that I can freeze and take out when needed. This gives me extra time to work out and do some other things such as laundrytongue out

      Hope this helps! Have an awesome weekend.




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 29, 2010
    • Ok Tracy here’s the thing.....  

      Either you have depression going on (I’m not a Dr!) or those things really don’t matter to you.

      When you decide to make YOU a priority (very hard for us mothers but no one else is gonna do it for us) then that is when you will do it.

      I don’t think it’s you lack follow thru you are just stuck in the mode of “nurturing caregiver to all but self“.

      When I hit 39 and my kids were closer to graduating high school I started to do things for my self. Now here I am at almost 46 and I focus on my hubz and me 1st. I’m not saying I don’t help my kids but they are soon to be 23 and 21.
      At that age I was fully independent of my mom so I expect them to be as well.

      Keep asking us and we will help remind you that you do matter and you do deserve to be treated well.
      heart




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      Victorious wrote May 29, 2010
    • You see vikki89... It works out so well when you start to have your kids when you are young. At age 45 mine are 14 & 10. If I should start my life again that is one of the things I would do different.estaticheart




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      Veggie wrote May 29, 2010
    • Commitment & discipline ~ make a decision to commit to doing one thing for 30 days and demand the discipline from yourself to ‘just do it‘.

      *No excuses*.

      Whatever it is in us that keeps us from allowing happiness and fulfillment in our lives is beyond me.  Yes, it could be a bit of 'depression' (I'm no Dr. either), but what I have seen more than anything in a lot of people is Stinking Thinking .  

      It’s easy for many to say, “I’m depressed“, instead of taking a real good look at how we think and CHANGING and CHALLENGING old tapes.  My guess is most thoughts & beliefs are NOT true.

      As for the makeup, what's it take?  30 minutes?  I'm being generous but set your clock 30 minutes earlier for you to get up and get your shower, brush your teeth & put on your beautiful face.  In case no one told you today, you deserve  to be all the woman you want to be.

      Do that for 30 days.  Keep the focus on one thing at a time.

      By the end of 2010 imagine all the new happy habits you will have incorporated into your new happier attitude!  You’ve got 7 new happy’s to get to by then... if you want.

      Just make a decision...  You DESERVE to be happy!




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      Msj wrote May 29, 2010
    • Myself, I keep going in and out of this "funk" I just make  myself get out and do things then I feel better




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      Suzann wrote May 29, 2010
    • I find having a comfortable routine helps hugely.  

      Delegating an hour to coffee and makeup in the morning, delegating another hour for TV and exercise in the evening.  

      It becomes a ritual. I find that even with depression, I can do rituals.

      Another idea is to combine what you don’t want to do with something you really want to do. For instance, I don’t like to take makeup off at night, but I know I have to do it, so I make a nice cup of herbal tea and bring it into the bathroom with me. Make the experience pleasant instead of a chore.

      Namaste,
      Suzann
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