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advice for getting over 3week drop out

I can be very good with workouts for 3 weeks, then I fall off the wagon! Or maybe someone's pushing me off....only kidding....

any ways anyone have any advice on how to get over that 3week hump?

-Mami D

Thu. Nov 30, 12:09pm

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Try and find someone to workout with... maybe not someone close to you so you can't offer a lame excuse... or for that fourth week schedule different workout buddies for the entire week so that you have a reason to go and if you go somewhere where you can bring a guest, do that, that way you won't be willing to let someone down! Good luck!

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 12:13 PM

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I wonder if boredom is part of the problem. Would it help to vary your workouts more? Some ideas to add variety could be: join a group, join an organized sports activity or class, walk a different route, join netflix and rent various workout dvds, go dancing often, start working towards a black belt in a martial art, check out horseback riding... perhaps you just need to have a little fun?

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 1:03 PM

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Hi mamid!! We've missed you! It's good to see you back! The only thing I can suggest is don't be such a perfectionist about your workouts. For instance - you've figured out that you can go 3 weeks being "good" and then you fall off - maybe your subconscious is sabbotaging you when you look at your workouts in weekly spurts like that. Try taking it one day at a time and don't keep "score" of how long you've gone with getting those workouts in.

Blozzom :-)

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 2:29 PM

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Your body might be trying to tell you something- are you trying to maintain an unsustainable level of activity? Your body may be rebelling and telling you to take it easy.

Try working out a little less hard and see if that makes it easier to make it past the third week.

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 3:01 PM

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