When the scale doesn't cooperate and you know that you are doing things right. keep going and trust the process. Pounds are not always fat.
Taking time to dress in clothing that is attractive as well as makes you feel good helps you stay positive as well as motivates you to work forwards your goal.
When I'm feeling "blue," I find if I do a deed for someone else like hold a door, pick up something dropped, give a compliment, say hello to a stranger, etc., I always feel so much better
A deliciious & healthy alternative to mayonnaise or mustard on a sandwich is to spread on guacamole.
When I was first starting to exercise, I coaxed myself with the promise, "Just 5 minutes! If you hate it, you can stop. Just 5 minutes." Knowing I was "allowed" to stop made me more consistent. Years later, it still works on days when I don't feel like it - and those are few and far between!
Before beating eggs, whether whole or separated, bring them to room temperature: this helps to increase the volume.
I am training for a half marathon and I have read that it is actually just as important NOT to run a few days a week as it is TO run...so take a break! :)
When things get boring and you are in a rut, change it up! I find it a welcome change to have breakfast for dinner, dinner for lunch, and lunch for breakfast. Switch it around and see what happens. It might make you think of some changes to your meals that you hadn't thought of previously.
This is the most basic idea in the world, but it's taken me 30 years to figure it out myself. Try new foods. Try new workouts. Try new teams. Find out what makes you happy (health wise)and will stick with. Keep trying to find answers and you will be rewarded for your efforts.
I put my excercise clothes out every night on my dressing table bench next to my bedside table so when I get out of bed I always put them on and work out. It kind of takes excuses out of play.