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On the days I don't feel like working out, I make myself change into my comfy workout clothes and put on my tennis shoes. I find that, after I am dressed and ready to go, I am 90% more likely to workout than if I had stayed in my jeans or dress clothes. Now, I automatically change when I get home!
I am rewarding myself for my weight loss. For every pound I lose I put $1 in a jar and when I get so much I am going to do something for me. Maybe buy a new outfit, schedule a spa day, manicure/pedicure, massage. Just something to spoil ME, and reward myself for a job well done!
Going to bed earlier is one of the first steps to success for me. If I go to bed an hour earlier then I am not hitting the snooze button in the morning, I can get up and have breakfast not be rushed, and get in morning exersises. To me that is better than watching another hour of re-runs on tv.
Do not live your life in regret. It has helped me a lot to keep the focus on the NOW and the FUTURE. I can't change the past but I can change what I am doing NOW and what I am going to do in the FUTURE.
The numbers on my scale aren't moving very fast but I know changes are happening. I tried on a dress that I wore to a party about a month ago that fit me perfectly, but now it's loose around my waistline and thighs. I'm motivated to keep it up because progress is just that, not instant.
Once I really get into a healthy mindset, I find that I'm nicer to myself. I eat, not only more healthily, but more of a variety. I'll even make myself a special meal if I want it, but my family doesn't. I enjoy food and exercise more. I treat myself as I would a dear friend, in word and deed.