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Now here’s the 4th part of Baby Steps to a Better You:
Chrissy here again for another Baby Step for everyone.
First off, let’s discuss you’re level of commitment. If you are first starting out, and skeptical of working out and seeing progress, then I don’t think going out and buying P90X to start with is going to be a good move for you. Let me just tell you, no matter what you choose, you WILL see results if you stick with it and commit to change. You need to dig deep and be honest with yourself and determine how much of your time and energy you are going to commit to exercising each week. How many hours a week will you dedicate to working out? What types of distractions will you allow or not allow to derail your level of commitment? Now some of you may be thinking that this is silly, how can you foresee the circumstances that may arise. My point is, if you are SERIOUS about losing the weight and gaining a new you, then you have to put the work in. If it’s your workout day, and the kids have been crazy, dinner was two hours later than normal, your Mom calls just as you’re tying your sneakers up, will you still do your workout, or cave to the distractions?
I’ll get a little personal with you for a minute. I used to cave faster than I would like to admit all the time. I was the whiney runner complaining about cramps… “Ow! My side! Ow! My legs!” “I HATE running!” But then I realized that once you push yourself and stick to it, eventually you’ll be chugging along and have that Aha! moment where you realize you’ve ran for 10 minutes and aren’t winded! Or those push-ups you dread, now you can actually do them, and toss in a few more!
I have a little assignment for you all. I want you to COMMIT to it, what-ever your level is that you choose for yourself, write up a contract and sign it. Sound silly? Maybe? Just try it. Write up your goals, and your little mission statement to yourself and put it somewhere you will see everyday. If your slip up, have a consequence, nothing major… maybe an extra 10 minutes to your next work out, or a money jar. Design a reward system for yourself too, and we’re not talking food, you are not a dog. This is up to you and your imagination.
Keep us posted! Let us know what your progress is so far and if you have any questions.