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A little bit of public accountability can work wonders in staying on track. Put a chart up on your fridge where everyone can see it, and tick off each day you work out (or stay in your calorie range, or whatever). The 'embarassment' of skipping can actually be a powerful motivator.
I try to remember this saying that I heard somewhere along this journey...Also I try and remember to "Make the next right choice" especially after I've not made a good choice. I've discovered It's all about mind over matter. And I've learned the more I log into Spark People the more I stay focused
I have been doing alot of walking with my husband. It helps me to motivate for 3 or 4 mile walk if it's going to end with a yummy healthy meal or even a low-calorie beer :) We have actually tried some new restaurants around town that we never would have picked before. And we walked of course!
at first most of us want to see results right then and get discouraged bc we dont, my thing is slow and steady tends to win the race rather than fast and speedy, think back to the childhood story the tortoise and the hare. id rather be the tortoise
I actually use star stickers to mark my progress on a wall calendar. Whenever I complete a daily goal, I put a star sticker on that day. It seems so silly, but it really works! I find myself really trying to fill that calendar month with stars!
Whenever I exercise, i put $1 in a jar. When i eat clean and stay within calories, i put $1 in that jar. That jar is just for me, for whatever i want to buy.