Starting Again…

Start Again Well I was bummed to see a couple of weeks ago that I was back up to 210 (as I was down to 205 at one point). However, this inspired me (ok, it pissed me off) to get back on the treadmill, and to start exercising on a more regular basis.

The good news I didn't quit. I am still trying. I still believe I can do this, and I know what to do and what not to do. I am still trying new techniques.

Looking for Motivation

Its hard some times to find the “Why” when it comes to working out. SOme days we just don't want to. Well when I visited Pigeon Forge TN I saw a mix of all Americans from across the nation. I came to a conculsion: we're fat.

So I don't want to be a “typical” American. I want to stand out.

I also am looking for a job. Who would you hire if you were the employer? The person who is more in shape, or the person who is more likely to rack up a big health bill?

For you this could be your kids, your spouse, your grand kids, or just the fact tha tyou are tired of being tired. Whatever it is, keep looking until you find someting that will make you get off the couch.

No More Diets

We all hate the word Diet as it has the wor DIE in it. Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor and he doesn't use the word “Budget” he calls it a spending plan. Consequently, we no longer call our diet a diet, but we cal it an “Eating plan.” You can use something like Diet Power and plan out all your meals and see how much nutrition you are ingesting (and get a grade).

Extending Your Workout

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Working Out a Little Bit Longer

Today I talk about how I “trick” myself into longer workouts.  It is the principle of “just a little more” over and over. When I'm on my Tony Little Gazzelle I often start with the concept of going 2 miles. Then about the .4 mile mark I start to feel it and think, “I'm never going to make it. ” However I then decide I can make it to the end of the song I'm listening to. Then I wait for the next song and if I don't like it I look at my watch. I decide I can go x amount longer. If that doesn't work, I'll look at the distance setting (and talk about going just a little further). If that doesn't work, I'll look at calories (and pick a goal to go a little longer). By going a little longer, and a little longer I eventually make it to 40 minutes.

Using my heart rate monitor I can make sure I'm in my target heart rate. Then once I'm there I try to go for an additional 20 minutes. You can calculate your target heart rate during exercise using this tool from the Mayo Clinic.

Special December Calendar From Spark People

Spark people is now publishing calendars that you can print out to help keep you on your goal. Click Here to print the calender for December 2008

Free Workout Music

I found some free workout music in iTunes. Search for fitmusic (all one word). They provide workout music in a variety of speeds and styles.  I have a free ebook that shows you how to use your ipod as a weight loss tool. Sign up for the Logical Weight Loss Podcast Email list to receive it for free.

Workout Track of the Week

I realy like the song “Move Along” from the band “Great American Rejects” it has a nice driving bass drum, and the lyrics tie in nicely with exercise.  Leave your favorite songs here in the comments, or over in the forums
The All-American Rejects - Move Along - Move Along

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