Any advice on just getting started

Any advice on just getting started

I am having a hard time just finding the energy and motivation to even start anything. I know what I need to do, i make the plan to do it but then just can't bring myself to get moving. It's like I talk myself out of it before I even get started.

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I have a little trick/game I play with myself that might help. I tell myself if after 3 minutes of exercise if I still don't want to do it, I can stop. Most of the time I get through the 3 minutes and I challenge myself to another two minutes for a total of five. Once I hit five minutes I often can convince myself to do another five and see how I feel. My motto is some is better than none.

When it comes to food it's a little bit harder but I will use a similar technique. I don't use this very often but I should. So I eat be healthier food and tell myself if I really want XYZ later I can do it.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Some times it is easy to get a routine with one thing at time. I have to start with what I am eating and change that first and then as it goes I will work in exercise or more activities. I feel overwhelmed when I try starting everything all at once.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I felt the same exact way. In fact I got discouraged again about a week ago when the scale went up instead of down. What I find helps me refocus on what I need to do is to watch nutritional documentaries on Netflix or programs with other people overcoming their weight issues like "My 600 Pound Life" or "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition". It helps me see other people who are in or have been in similar situations, and it's so inspiring to see others take control back over their lives. When I see others working out, it makes me want to exercise or eat right, as well. See if that helps motivate you.

I also second what @A MyObesityTeam Member said. Whenever I'm trying to get myself hyped up for anything, I make a playlist. Disney playlist, California trip playlist - playlists make you feel like you're making a step toward your goal.

Try putting a playlist together of upbeat, uptempo songs that you can sing to and move to. It'll get you excited for working out and then it'll help distract you and give you something to focus on while working out. :)

Best of luck!!! Rooting for you! <3

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Put your music on every morning.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I find the hardest thing to do is to get going but once I do I get into a zone and just want to keep going. There are times when I just wanna sit around and be a potato but that's ok too. The important thing is to keep trying :D one foot in front of another.

posted over 1 year ago
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