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Commitment commitment commitment....3 words that keep me on track. If I am not committed then I won't be disciplined in keeping up my exercise daily and tracking my calories. Commit to exercise, commit to tracking your food intake and commit to your new healthy self.
Doing a little bit every day helps keep me motivated. Little things like parking far from the door or taking the stairs, contribute. Also, I have to cart my kid all over the place. Instead of hanging around doing nothing, I bring my ipod and go for a long walk.
As I lose weight, I consign the clothes that are too big. I benefit by earning some money and by removing them from my closet. I will look for (new to me) clothes in a smaller size and make plans to consign them as I drop more sizes. I save money and make money at the same time.
Start the day off by making a plan for the day. Write down everything you think you want to achieve that day, include exercise and when you have done each task tick it off. You will get a great feeling of sattisfaction when you see how much you got ticked off.