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#1 7kgssss

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 06:44 PM

I'm sick of starting the cycle of working out, and eating right for like a week and then breaking it all on the monday after by binging and gaining all that i've lost and starting the same vicious cycle again. What should I do? what steps should I take?


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#2 vincentvangoghaway

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:12 PM

I'd like to know the answer to this too


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Posted 26 March 2021 - 08:05 AM

I'm sick of starting the cycle of working out, and eating right for like a week and then breaking it all on the monday after by binging and gaining all that i've lost and starting the same vicious cycle again. What should I do? what steps should I take?

I'd say baby steps. There's no need to start by working out for 2 hours everyday. Just get into the habit of going for a 15 minute morning walk every day. Or doing a 30 day ab challenge or something. Just add small pieces. Everyone can make time for 15 minutes. And then after a while it becomes more important for you to keep going.theres nothing wrong with starting strong, but it can also spike your hunger levels, cause a lot more exhaustion, etc. It's much more sustainable to start small and work your way up.

For me I have a decent workout 3 times a week or so, 5times if i don't have exams coming up, and then try to walk or run on the other days and stay active
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Posted 26 March 2021 - 11:13 AM

I have a dairy/book that I write in every day - Everything I eat and all my workouts, weight and measurements etc. Keep track of everything. When you see visually that you're doing well it kinda motivates you to keep going.
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#5 Lentilsandbeans

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:31 AM

First, choose an intensity that you can do each and every day. If you try to do all-out maximal efforts each workout you're going to burn out quickly. Your body needs time to adapt to exercise stress. Choose an activity that will get you breathing heavily and sweating a bit, but doesn't leave you exhausted. I'd you keep exercising consistently, you'll be able to work out harder.

Secondly, pick a solid goal. Something like a 5k run. If there aren't any races because of COVID, there are lots of virtual races you can find. I find it easier to workout consistently when I'm training for a specific goal, rather than just trying to lose weight.

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:31 PM

Remember not to work out every day in a week - give yourself at least 1 day workout-free. It's good not only for your muscles but mental health too <3

It doesn't mean "don't be active this day at all" - no, during your free day you can go for a walk, dance a bit to your favorite music - just a light activity that you like.

 

Sometimes you will lose weight, sometimes gain - do not expect to lose weight every day if you plan to do it in a healthy way. Maybe you will manage to achieve it and only lose that weight, but don't be sad/angry if you gain - maybe those are muscles? or maybe you just need to lower the calorie intake? It's not like the whole plan is worthless and at least food is faithful. There will be ups and downs.

 

I recommend having own accountability topic - it really helps.

 

I'm a binge eater but somehow this approach works for me. Now I'm 8 day binge-free and I hope that this time, slowly but still, I will beat my record (last summer I was like 3 months binge-free! I was so happy)

 

I hope it will work for you! I usually stop working out if I take at least one bit of a 'no no food' because then I break - I don't know how but in my case, the relation workout-food is really strong. If I'm binging then I'm not working out, if I'm taking care of myself and I'm not binging then I workout. Weird relation but hey it's me.



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Posted 29 March 2021 - 09:40 AM

Start small. Step outside everyday, walk down the road everyday. This negates the hardest part of consistency, getting started. If starting is the habit it's a lot less energy to begin

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#8 GlacialFascination

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 09:40 AM

Start small. Step outside everyday, walk down the road everyday. This negates the hardest part of consistency, getting started. If starting is the habit it's a lot less energy to begin,
By week3 you are put there bored and you think ok maybe I'll walk faster, I should bike? Or run?

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#9 Police Officer’s Whore

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 12:45 PM

I find body checking in the mirror helps so that you can take note of progress and be motivated to keep it up or be triggered by lack of progress into doing more.

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 02:29 PM

If you're overworking yourself you're going to lose motivation to do it at all. Maybe start slower. When I started running I only ran like twice a week because it felt overwhelming bc of my job. I didn't want to run on days I had shifts cause it made me dread spending my only free time running. But now that I actually enjoy running I am able to do it 4-5x a week. If I did anymore it would probably start feeling miserable again.


  

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#11 CathSleeps

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 09:31 PM

Finding something you love doing is important! Also, this helps me, I always think to myself that the hardest part is getting up and changing into gym clothes. After that, the workout itself is fine.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 05:22 AM

Start small and work your way up, no matter how much I want to starve myself every day and workout for hours I know that won't last long and I'll lose more if I do it normally lol


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:17 AM

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#14 mylildanceydance

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:22 AM

Ooooh I love this question I always feel like I've cracked a code lol.  Give yourself something stupidly easy to do EVERY day literally even if its something like a 5-10 min walk outside.  Worst case scenario?  You only did something small for 5-10 minutes but you're still being consistent because its better than 0 minutes.  Best case scenario?  That 5-10 minutes inspired you to do a little bit more that day and you can build from there.  This mindset really works for me and just about everyone who tries it, I've found.



#15 Daniel4754

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:26 AM

It's difficult to start exercising but after about a month, it just becomes a part of your routine. I suggest toughing it out until you hit that point.

It helps if you have an incentive to go. I don't have cable television at home so going to the gym and watching HGTV while on the elliptical machine for an hour is a little treat for me.
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#16 JohnThomas93

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:14 PM

I highly recommend to anyone to ask yourself why do you stop the routine you started a week or a month ago. Is it because you're too tired? Feeling lazy? Forgot your gym clothes? 95% of people probably said yes to one of those things or a variation of one of them.

Always be prepared to go to the gym
And always have preworkout or an bv energy drink ready. Drink it before you're supposed to go to the gym. It will most certainly help you get past the lazy/tired/unmotivated feeling.
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