I think this is a normal problem. Its been my biggest challenge, since it makes it hard for me to stay motivated. I mean, it's nice to get supportive messages from SparkPeople members, but nothing warms the heart and puts a fire in your belly like a close family member telling you they're proud of what you're doing and to keep it up. But if nutrition and fitness are not important to them those words might never come, and that does hurt.
But the best source of motivation comes from within, because you're the only person who will always be there for you at times when no one else is. The SparkCoach program has helped me find ways of maintaining self motivation. I've started mentally saying to myself, "you can do this" whenever I feel doubts starting to creep into my head, and it's been helping me a lot.
As for motivating your family, is there any short, fun activity that involves getting up and moving that you could make a regular thing? Maybe there's something you've seen them do and enjoy before that you could ask them to do every day?
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