How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
Life sometimes gets in the way of your goals, but don't let it. The next time ANYONE asks you do something around your exercising routine tell them "No, but after I'm done exercising." That way, they will know you take your new life serious.
I have set SparkPeople as my home page and it is a reminder to me each day when I start my day of the benefits that SP gives to me.
Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much like my garden, can only flourish when tended to.
I met a very nice gentleman for lunch today and he wants to see me again. Who says you can't have a FRIEND when you get older. Someone to just spend time with without strings.
There's only one way to make sure you get want you want; know that you deserve to be happy! Know that you are worth it! Know who you are, who you want to be and how you're going to get it!
I have set up small challenges with a friend of mine who wants to loose weight as well. It's fun to try and compete with her in the challenges and we decided to reward ourselves at the end. It's a great motivator and makes me be accountable.
Every morning I start my day by choosing an inspirational quote to use as my mantra for the day.
Even when life gets hard and you feel like you have hit a plateau or even an uphill battle, keep going. Never give up on the things that you want in life and the goals that you have. You can reach any goal as long as you set your mind to it. Don't ever give up!
Confidence looks good on any size. Break the habit of negative speech and you'll see a difference in the way you feel...and the way others perceive you!
It's extremely important to show support for fellow Spark Members by visiting their Spark page.You never know if the comment that you leave on their page is just the pick me up they need to feel better about themselves. Remember, we're all on this weight loss journey together!