How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
If you aren't feeling motivated to exercise or eat your vegetables, think about the people that you love. Staying healthy means you'll be around longer to spend time with them! Taking care of yourself is a gift you give to your loved ones every day.
I have always told my two daughters the best revenge in the world is.
1 Feel Good
2. Look Good
3 Do Good
I like smiling to myself. At first it feels a little silly, and then I feel the happiness in my soul.
One of my friends told me one time "nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I try and think of that when wanting to fall off the wagon and it helps. We can do this!
Not only for weight loss, but for sticking to your regime.
At the begining of the week, pick a treat for the end of the week. Anything that you consider a treat will do- even if it is a small piece of your favourite 'no go' food.
Instead of getting a new pair of jeans which are still too tight to wear and make them your goal, keep a pair of your old jeans! It is so much nicer and more motivating to see how big those have become instead of seeing that you still don't fit into the new ones.
Next time you need new gear, like sneakers, a bike helmet, or sport's bra, get a professional fitting! You'll get the best gear for your body, expert advice for your goals, and the extra time/$ will motivate you to make the most of your investment! You'll always want to show off your great gear!
Growing up my Mom never exercise, I use that as my motivation too exercise. Because I see what she is going through now because of her lack of exercise.
On those days when I honestly don't feel like exercising, I motivate myself by pulling a reward card out of the special gift bag AFTER I have done my exercising. It keeps me going and I know there are some neat little things I can treat myself to.