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I need some motivational help [Sep. 10th, 2004|10:46 am]
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[mood |sicksick]

My name is Alex and I am feeling very unmotivated. I recently stopped doing my weight watchers diet and haven't had the urge to work out. All during highschool I was the workout king. I was always a bigger guy but in a lot better shape than most. I was always in the gym for sports. Now a days i don't really care. Maybe cause I don't play sports anymore or don't have someone hovering over me to tell me what to do. I have totally let myself go. I need to start back in the gym but have been making excuses like crazy to stay out of it. I do work two jobs though and it is rather hard at times. I am supposed to take police department test in October. That give me just about two months to get into some sort of shape. I am sick now which actually sucks cause now I have to wait until I am feeling better. I did try working out yesterday but almost passed out due to a high fever, that scared me. What to do. I am starting my diet back up on monday. The diet thing isn't really that hard it is the gym thing. Please if anyone has any advice throw it my way.
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10 Day Mental Challenge - join here! [May. 5th, 2004|04:54 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]

I found this on a motivational site's bulletin board.. anyone up for it?? 8)

10 Day Mental Challenge........

Okay, this is how it goes.
You have to commit to 10 consecutive days in which you do not dwell on negative or disempowering thoughts or emotions.
Take yourself to a new level of thinking for both personal and professional success. Take control of the focus of your mind.

Rule 1 - I the next 10 consecutive days, refuse to dwell on any unresourceful thoughts or feelings. Refuse to indulge in any disempowering questions or devitalising vocabulary or metaphors.

Rule 2 - When you catch yourself beginning to focus on the negative, immediately use any of the tools you've learned to redirect your focus toward a better emotional state. Use "problem solving questions" , morning power questions, swish patterns, incantations - anything to change your state.

Rule 3 - For the next 10 days make certain that your focus is on solutions not problems. The minute you see a possible challenge, immediately focus on what the solution could be.

Rule 4 - If you catch yourself indulging in or dwelling on unresourceful thoughts or feelings - don't beat yourself up - change immediately. However - if you continue to dwell on these things for more than 2 minutes - you must wait until the following morning and start at day 1 again.

You have to do 10 consecutive day - no matter how many times you restart, or how far through the 10 days you were.

Oooh - it's not easy. I don't know anyone who has done 10 days straight off without having to start over at least a few times!!

However, if you're committed to it and up for it- it WILL reap its rewards. You will learn and grow so much.

So that's the rules of the game!

Good luck if you decide to take the challenge. For those of you who do please join me in my journey and post (all be it briefly if necessary) on your progress each day and let's support eachother through an AMAZING journey..............
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(no subject) [Jan. 18th, 2003|01:11 pm]
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oh yeah and i want to go tanning too!
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hello kitty is running right along side me :-) [Jan. 18th, 2003|01:09 pm]
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[mood |motivated]

Wow and we thought that 4 months was bad for the motivation log... it's almost been 7 since the last post....

quickie post before work..

my goals for this week...
Starting today!

  • Gym atleast 3 times

  • Water aerobics once

  • Yoga - monday night

  • start eating healthier

  • drink 64 oz of water each day (yes crystal light will count)

  • eat atleast 3 meals each day and 2 snacks.

  • take down xmas tree

  • clean apt tuesday and wednesday

that's not too much to ask...

Will keep updating as time progresses!
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Not So Much [Jun. 26th, 2002|04:23 pm]
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Not so much do I enjoy smoking.

So much did I enjoy taking my dog to the park this morning.

I also enjoying being up early.

I am really needing to start being healthy again.. Any ideas.. Any help. Not even so much losing weight.. just being healthy. Help a man out
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(no subject) [Feb. 25th, 2002|01:26 am]
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You are "Easy Mac" Macaroni and Cheese. And when they
say "You're Easy" they're not kidding. You're cheap too!
(in every sense). Probably a college student, or you live
alone. Best eaten high or stoned... But trust me, you get eaten...

Take the What Kind of Macaroni and Cheese Are You? Quiz

Created by LJ User RobProv222 twon

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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2002|01:45 am]
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Well I feel like I should post to this Motivation Log since tomorrow is day one all over again. Tomorrow I will exercise, I will study for my test, I will turn in the outlines i'm suppose to, I will eat 4 times (healthy meals) I will talk to John Denio about the flood damage and do the laundry that comes as a result of the flood, I will drink 40 oz of water if not more. I will do this... I bought new pants this weekend and I honestly don't want to be wearing them for more than a month or so before they start falling off... but i'm off to bed... if i'm only getting 6 or so hours of sleep... good night.
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Cool [Feb. 17th, 2002|10:04 pm]
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Tomorrow I will be starting my new "Motivation" thing.. and I will be posting here again, too.

Yay for school.
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Day 99: Are we ready? [Feb. 17th, 2002|08:09 pm]
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[mood |soresore]
[music |Dave Matthews Band - Cry Freedom]

So why day 99 and not 2? I think, psychologically, it may be easier for me to count down to something than count up. Cause lord knows I am sick of 'quit smoking: day 1' for the 5,000th time. I ate what will hopefully be my last meal at 4. I got my sufficient exercise today. I was up at 9 and will hopefully be in bed by 12. I am not planning on going to the Radio show tonight. Its they're like test or something anyway, so they don't need me there. That is also assuming rachel doesn't sleep here so I don't have to wait up for her. Today I am going to pick a book and read for an hour. Simply because I don't read enough (like ever) and I am meaning to change that. I feel really good about this. I really wanted a cigarette today. Patches are irrelevant apparently. I was talking to Rachel the other day about how I don't want to be struggling with smoking for the rest of my life. I also don't want some nasty disease, or cancer. But on the flipside, I'm 23 and I've been smoking for 10 years. Its not supposed to be easy. But if people who have smoked for decades can quit, surely I can do it. Just 99 more days...
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Day 100... [Feb. 16th, 2002|08:07 pm]
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[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[music |Ah Ha - Take On Me]

(This is a post to the motivation log you joined. It's going to be starting again...If you wish to be removed, click below:)

Written, but not posted, yesterday...

So I keep hearing that 'it takes 100 times doing something to set a new habit' so I figured, there has to be a way I can use this figure to my advantage... so I've come up with a new game plan. I've decided to try something new. I've made a resolution. And we all know how well I keep those lol. But this ones a little different. I've decided to make a little contract with myself. It only involves the said conditions... A) I will live healthier B) I will not smoke C) I will exercise everyday D) I will do one productive thing everyday E) keep record of it in my motivationlog lj. Sure, they seem meager (except the smoking of course) but if its all about the habits, than I can last 100 days. The amounts or extremes or specifics are not so much important as doing them everyday. Thats the point of this little venture. Then if life still sucks and I am miserable and feel like picking up my old vices than I shall. 100 days seems like a long time, but its really only until Sunday May 26th. And my two biggest problems are 'forever' and 'tomorrow'. I have this mental disorder practically that when I make a change I have to do it 'forever' (ie smoking) and that thought alone freaks me out major enough to stop trying. And I will do everything 'tomorrow'. It's such a comforting phrase... I'll start that... tomorrow... its close enough to feel good about it but far enough away to not worry about it. Too bad tomorrow never brings the changes I look for. And I know, you're saying to yourself "heh. This will last like 4 days, if that". Thats what I am saying to myself too, but you know what, if that happens, so what. I tried. And I'm not going to stop trying til I figure out what works. So, today, I did not smoke. I didn't eat after 6pm, and I did get exercise. I also cleaned my immensly filthy room spotless and I'm going to bed no later than around midnight. Because I need to refocus my priorities a little bit. And its never too late to make changes you should have made years ago... and I know some folks may be like 'god, not this again'... But you know, I don't ask for much in the way of support from people (I don't think anyway) so this is my thing. I know those that care about me will go out of their way to be supportive of my wanting to make positive changes in my life... so, let's see what happens. Later!
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