The book, The Fitness Expert Next Door: How To Set And Reach Realistic Fitness Goals In 10 Minutes A Day, by Michal Stawicki,
starts out by stating that one needs incentive...an internal motivation...a doable story that will be believable for you, so you actually start and take action based on a 10 minute philosophy that you can make your very own.
The core of this philosophy is that it overcomes the obstacles of: fear of failure, which stops us before we begin and giving up, which stops us after we begin.
You only have 24 hours...thus, 10 minutes.
Just do it. Take action. Start today.
Why 10 minutes?
the task seems to be big, scary and just too hard to do
we give up because it looks like achieving the result will take forever
our motivation gets drained, so a 10 minute task is more motivational
Proper eating is 80% of your weight loss success. Focus on how much you eat minus the calories burned.
You do not have to become a fanatic of fasting, but need to be comfortable with the fact that consuming less food is actually serving your purposes.
Use your every day activities as opportunities to move more.
do I exercise every day
do I know how many calories I have eaten today
did I eat fast food or sweets today
did I eat vegetables/fruit today?
how much water did I drink today
how many hours did I sleep today
what did I tell myself about my diet and exercise routine
Weigh yourself regularly. Use an on-line fitness website, such as Sparkpeople.
The book closes with the weight loss journey of the author which is almost a mirror image of his Kindle book.
If you like anything fitness and nutrition, then you will like this book!