How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
When you go for a walk or a run, take your kids or dogs (if you have either!) My kids yell to me 'faster' and my dogs tell me the same by pulling on the leash. They are better coaches than even Mickey was to Rocky Balboa!
I love the burst of energy that I get after working out! I have "Walk Away the Pounds" (Leslie Sansone), PodRunner Intervals, and 5K101.com. I have no excuse to NOT get my workouut in. Rain, sleet, snow, extreme heat.... bring it on! I have my tools for a sustainable indoor and outdoor workout plan.
I have always loved all others so easily, but not myself. I find that when I give myself permission to LOVE ME (no, it's NOT selfish or conceited!), then I do better at taking care of me. I don't have to BE THERE ALREADY (at goal weight) to be loveable & beautiful. I'm already those things and mo...
Use a pedometer to track your step progress throughout the day. If you see how you're doing,you'll know how close you are to your goal!!!
I recently joined a local running club. Having payed the annual fee and and stated my commitment to this small group is motivating me to keep going for the runs. Before joining the club, I repeatedly made excuses for not running, since I was not accountable to others.
I find if I write in my blog everyday I've set the tone for the day, I can do this I will do this, It holds me accountable
For some of us the scale is our worst critic, our judge, jury and executioner every time we step on. Instead of focusing on weight lost, focus on healthy habits. Instead of making weight your primary focus, set healthy lifestyle goals.
The way I stay motivated is that I don't give in to discouragement when I don't lose anything! At least I didn't gain!
Setting frequent mini-landmarks to celebrate keeps me moving steadily forward -- the next one never seems very far away: each 5 lbs lost, each 5% lost, each 0 or 5 passed on the scale, etc.