Just an idea that has helped me along...a little visualization can go a very long way. I have a few motivational quotes and photos that I keep at my desk at work (you could have in your purse, on the fridge, bathroom mirror, wherever) that when I am in a funk I read and look at. One of the photos is of myself at a very healthy lean point. Knowing that I have been there makes me want to get there again. I also have a photo of myself in plain view all the time at one of my heaviest weights...to remind me that I don't want to be that way ever again. I spent last year running the mantra through my head when I worked out etc. "This is MY year. I WILL do this for ME!"
When it got tough I thought of those pictures and quotes...and I said sometimes out loud (seriously yelled it while running down the street once) "THIS IS MY YEAR!"
Motivation can be easier said than done, but this really was helpful to me. It didn't always work, but there were days that it carried me through the work out or helped me pass up on food I wasn't really hungry for.
Best wishes to you!
| current weight: 162.4