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If you find you have a hard time finding the motivation to workout on your scheduled days or just at all try this! Buy a calender and put it up in your room or where you would like. Write you workout schedule on there, go do it, and when you come back put a smiley face showing how completing that workout made you feel. The next time you feel like skipping a work out look at the smiley face and it will remind you how good you felt after finishing it. And why skip something that makes you happy? :)
I seem to lose when I have a friend I admire doing well in losing . It helps me believe if she can do it, so can I. It makes me feel light, happy, encouraging. Things do not motivate me, people do. I eat smaller portions, that seems the only tool I can do for any length of time.
I know the importance of creating specific, measurable, time-limited goals. However, it is important to reevaluate the goals when they are not working well to give yourself a break when you do not meet them. For example, working full time &working on my masters, I realized that I did not have time to exercise 5 times a week but still made time for 3. Also, when I became busy with a paper and did not exercise, I did not give up but went back to exercising. It is important to be kind to yourself.
it's not about overcoming obstacles other people put in front of you,more about overcoming obstacles placed in front of ourselves.It has nothing to do with the amount of times we win or lose. Neither does it have any relation to where we finish a race or whether we break any world records.It has everything to do with having a vision to dream,courage to recover from adversity,the determination never to be shifted from your goals, not by anyone, no matter how close that person may be.
I quit smoking a long time ago, and although I still have the desire, it is getting easier to say NO. That has lead me to the secret ... "Manage each craving one at a time". This applies to food as well. Let yourself know what giving in to your craving will mean for your plan, how it got you in this jam already, and what sacrifices you might need to make to compensate for a "quick fix". One craving at a time ... just say no.
What works for me is having a goal with a "face" .. which means there is a powerful image that engages as many senses as possible.. so that when I'm challenged by a temptation to eat crap or not exercise, I can call upon the emotionally powerful image or "face" to keep my focus.. how do you know your goal has a "face"? when you really think of your goal, does it MOVE you? Does your heart beat faster? Do your eyes mist up? Give your goal a "face".. a plan and a deadline.. then talk about it!
I have had a great supportive friend since march 2013 I text her everyday and let her know where I'm at mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally. I come clean about my behaviors towards myself and towards others. I am getting honest, not living in guilt and shame, and overcoming! I also share small victories I may have overlooked. This is the single most important thing that has created the mental shift I need to reach my goals and have serenity in my day to day despite challenges and hickups.