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Old 01-02-2009, 01:52 PM
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Hey!

Here's a question to all current and past transformers...

What are your best transformation tips that you can give to other folks?

(Doesn't matter if the tips are beginner or advanced.)

I think this would be a great place to share!

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Old 01-02-2009, 05:30 PM
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I think I would start by saying that you need to look beyond just the current 12 weeks of transformation.

1. Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Keep a log of your daily food (Sparkpeople/Fitday). And don't lie!! If you nibble on half a cookie make sure to list it. Make it public so others and see what you're eating and make comments.

2. If you don't have a lot of fat to lose then I would go in a muscle building phase for maybe the first 8 weeks then fat lost for the last 4 weeks. But this really depends on the individual.

3. Get active in the forum. If you're feeling down then come here as say it. Just get on here and you'll find plenty of support. Don't try to do it by yourself.

4. Don't crash diet!!! That's a short term solution.

5. Get plenty of rest. It way too easy to overtrain. Especially during the first couple of weeks.

6. Email all your family/friends and let them know what you're doing. This helps when you're at a gathering. They know what you're up to and hopefully won't sabotage you. Also it really a good way motivator to finish the transformation.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:37 PM
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I would also add posting on Twitter! Not only does it help keep you accountable, it also helps knowing that a lot of other TT members are out there "listening" and it keeps your day fun and interesting (which may keep your hand out of the proverbial cookie jar)
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:40 PM
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Great stuff!

Who else has some tips on sticking with it?

What about tips on helping some folks to get out of bed early in the morning to do their program?
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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Well, if you can't get out of bed early in the morning for your workout...DON'T! Some people are great at getting up and working out in the morning. If you're not, consider trying to work out at night instead. The best workout schedule is the one that works for YOU.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:00 PM
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Start with one change at a time. Diet cola instead of regular cola. 2% then 1% then skim milk instead of whole milk. Broccoli with cheese if you can't stand broccoli, then gradually ddecrease the cheese until you're just eating broccoli. Steamed broccoli tastes better than raw, at least to me. Fresh lime juice makes anything taste better, even vegetables. Crystal light mixed with water if you don't like plain water. Eventually you'll like plain water. Fat free mayo instead of regular mayo.

This is a lifestyle not just 12 weeks. Wish all the best.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:50 PM
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Great stuff!

Who else has some tips on sticking with it?

What about tips on helping some folks to get out of bed early in the morning to do their program?
I think i actually train better in the morning and it's damn sure quieter in the gym then so i'd love to get up and train before work...but not managed it yet. however, i still maintain i will go in the morning before work. never know - tomorrow might be the day
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Great stuff!

Who else has some tips on sticking with it?

What about tips on helping some folks to get out of bed early in the morning to do their program?

This sounds absolutely ridiculous but I swear it works- sleep in your workout clothes!! You only have to do this at the beginning and soon you will wake up ready. There is nothing that makes you feel more guilty for missing a workout than changing OUT of your workout clothes when you haven't been to the gym!
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I lay mine out at the bottom of the bed, but I hear you...helpful tip!


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This sounds absolutely ridiculous but I swear it works- sleep in your workout clothes!! You only have to do this at the beginning and soon you will wake up ready. There is nothing that makes you feel more guilty for missing a workout than changing OUT of your workout clothes when you haven't been to the gym!
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This sounds absolutely ridiculous but I swear it works- sleep in your workout clothes!! You only have to do this at the beginning and soon you will wake up ready. There is nothing that makes you feel more guilty for missing a workout than changing OUT of your workout clothes when you haven't been to the gym!
OK, I kind of LOVE this. I am gonna try this, for sure. Will report back and let you know how it works for me.
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