How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
I weigh myself each morning when I wake up! The reason I do this is, it gives me a reality check for the day and I tend to do better ! If you do this, keep in mind that the scale is only one way to measure sucess! How you feel and how your clothes fits and taking meausrements! Are excellent ways!
Did you know that the easiest way to change your look is to change the part in your hair?! Its frustrating to not see quick weight-loss results! If you want to see something different NOW, change your part! :) Maybe a new look will motivate you!
Every day is new - anything you did yesterday is over. Start again and go forward.
"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going."
I've found this to be true in my journey to fitness. It's the process of building good habits - food journal, exercise, being part of the sparkpeople community that gets you where you want to be.
Write something in your blog or keep that journal, the blog helps keep you accountable, during the day, when you think your going to falter, remember I told everyone I could do this and I can!
Feeling mentally full is important!! A huge bowl of baby spinach, lettuce, grated carrots, tomatoes with some balasmic vinegar... LOOKS a huge portion for very little calories... fills that hungry space in my brain!!
I'm about to begin this journey and I've found tons of inspiration while browsing the sparkpages from other members. Seeing all of their awesome achievements makes me believe I can make it, too!
My husband childhood friend of 65 years is looking after me when I need help as my husband asked him. I talk to him every day and today told him what I did and was still doing. He wants me to slow down because he thinks I will kill myself from doing to much. I told him you would by not doing stuff.
Try to use variation in your workout activity and reward yourself after meeting each goal for weight loss or exercise.
Keep more than one workout partner. Whenever possible, use all of them, but when someone can't make it, you still have a partner to work out with so you won't have that as an excuse to not go. It helps all of you to stay motivated to go to have more than one person to answer to if you don't go.