Prayer helps me in time of need and in times of joy as well. I recognize that I am only human and willpower is not enough to carry me through my weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey. If I had absolute willpower, I would be able to journey alone. But I need help from other people and from my spirituality.
Here's some other things besides prayer that I do to try to keep motivation going:
Write in a journal
Write a gratitude list.
Write things I like about myself.
I read outloud in a mirror positive affirmations
I help others who are new or struggling.
I envision myself in a healthy body.
I keep a list of goals, daily, weekly, monthly, accompanied with rewards for completing goals. For weekly goal accomplishments, I get pedicure/manicure/eyebrow threading. For every 5 pounds lost, I cash in on something worth $50 (just got new Bose headphone earbuds for losing 10 pounds...and once for a 5 pound loss, i got a full body massage) . For long term goal, I'm taking a huge vacation. These rewards are all things that I love doing, but ordinarily wouldn't do them, so I've made them rewards for goal accomplishment.
I attend overeaters anonymous meetings (excellent social and spiritual suport for me, which for me is an absolutely necessary piece to the healthy lifestyle puzzle.) I can not and will not do it alone!
I view one success story on spark a day.
I watch motivational videos or read motivational articles.
There's so many things I do to keep my motivation going, i'm forgetting some of them, I'm sure. I didn't start out this way. I did a lot of reading and asked a lot of people about how to gain motivation. I slowly grabbed onto each tool of success one tool at a time, one day at a time.
Bless! Keep coming back!
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr (Prayer adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous)
"Work It Harder, Make It Better, Do It Faster, Makes Us Stronger,More Than Ever Hour After,Our Work Is Never Over"
"Rome wasn't built in one day!"
| current weight: 275.0