How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
After making a bad choice or two, make a better one and get right back on track.
For me the key to keeping a good attitude, staying positive, maintaining a smile, keeping my focus is simple. It is through prayer.
My dog keeps me on track. He absolutely loves his daily walks of at least 3 miles. He definitely knows when it's time to go for a walk. If I'm not feeling the motivation, I ask him if he wants to go for a walk and he gets SO excited. How can you disappoint your best friend then? YOU CAN'T!! :)
When I get lazy about exercise and want to over eat I go and put on my bathing suit and stand in front of my full length mirror. Nothing makes you want to work out more.
Trying on older clothes to see the amount of weight loss, and then working to get into jeans that are a size smaller than you wear.
Plan a GNO (girl's night out) w/your exercise class friends. Dinner, movies, play, theatre, whatever. This will keep you motivated to continue with your exercise class.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. - Anna Quindlen
I need to lose 90 something lbs which is really discouraging and overwhelming. So I made a chart with little 2 lb mini-goals on it, and each time I lose 2 lbs I get a star on my chart.
Choose rewards based on healthy behavior changes you made & kept rather than numbers you reached on the scale. Reward self-motivating & continuing positive accomplishments, such as choosing healthy food, drinking your water, selecting exercise over the couch or any change that leads to improvement.