One motivator that is crucial for me (not for everybody & not necessarily recommended) is to keep weighing.When I know I haven't been on track with my eating-I don't always feel it physically (especially when you are getting compliments)but then all of a sudden it sneaks up on you & you're off track.For me-it's just sort of a reality check-not to go back where I was.
"It's not the mountains ahead that wear you out-it's the grain of sand in your shoe"-unknown
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Great post LFF! As someone who is struggling with it right now it hits home. Currently kind of going through the motion, but am gaining motivation knowing I am STILL doing it and getting back up when I fall:)
I grew up in a non-supportive home, where it became common and natural for me to believe I couldn't and/or wouldn't do anything with myself. So I get how motivation from within carries over into ALL aspects of life, not just a healthy lifestyle. I know I have to be my own best cheerleader...it starts and ends with me. Anything extra I get from outside is a boost AND this team and the amazing leaders here always hand out support and I am so glad I joined it!!
Everything we do in life is a choice...I choose to get fit & healthy.
Faith is taking the first step-even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I, along with many of you, have had some bouts with "losing" my motivation. I've been reaching out and reading up, hoping to get that Spark back...
Today I read the following passage in a Spark article that resonated with me: "Your motivation will be as strong as the amount of effort you put into making your own decisions (regardless of what they might be) with conscious awareness. Your motivation will be weak when you consider yourself to be helpless against your own urges, feelings and desires, or a victim of circumstances beyond your control."
This applies for me not only in my health, weight, and eating habits, but in other areas of my life as well. I am NOT helpless or a victim of circumstances and neither are you. Be aware of your own decisions, without judgment. We're not perfect and results should not be measured daily or even weekly- but over the long haul. We're doing this and we are making a positive change, no matter how slowly it seems to come! Every time we make a single positive choice, we are closer to our goals than the moment before.
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