Having Goals! Setting goals, paying for them, really motivates me. I paid $140 to run a 1/2 marathon at Disneyland and I'm so motivated to not waste that money I worked so hard on saving. ha Been selling on Ebay.
Results keep me motivated. When I can look at things objectively, finding areas of improvement and success, that keeps me pushing forward. Sometimes, especially when the scales are not moving, it can take creative thinking to realize progress: "hum, I am not hurting since I am not eating sweets." "Wow, that hill is much easier to climb than before." "Look, even my skin is looking better with that change in habit." etc. Being able to set down and find what is right in the midst of the struggle to do better helps me keep on keeping on despite the struggle that can be there.
May we run in such a way that we may win. Think strong. Be strong. Finish strong. (1 Cor. 9:24).
Knowing that people are cheering for me helps keep me motivated. One of the ladies at church asked me how my boot camp challenge was going every time she saw me. I knew I couldn't tell her I had quit, so I had to keep going and finish it.
My husband keeps me motivated. He is very encouraging when I hit a rough spot. He reminds me of how far I have come and how hard I've worked. He is really wonderful.
My daughter keeps me motivated to eat healthy. When we are shopping, she reminds me that we don't need the candy, cookies, and other junk.
The challenges I take part in keep me motivated also. I don't want to be the person in last place.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." Mark Twain
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." Seneca
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