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Recently when my best friend and I took on the challenge to get fit and loose a bunch of weight, we each purchased one item of clothing that was a few sizes smaller that we wanted. We have hung up that item to set as a reminder to keep on the right path so we can actually one day wear it.
To keep motivated, I have but one secret. I stay happy about my new healthy living program. Just knowing that I am doing something for myself, not anybody else-just me, gives me a sense of joy that keeps me going each and every day.
Some days are so ugh-ly, I wonder how I can manage to even do 10 minutes of exercise! Thanks to my little dog, I know that I will get at least 20 minutes a day in, thanks to his morning and evening walks....he usually has such a great time and such a happy face that we walk even more!
It was a beautiful day for viewing wildflowers. The slow pace of our walk, beautiful day, and beautiful scenery really helped.. The frustration of being limited was almost nonexistent. I was just sightseeing, but in actuality, I must have walked a mile. I was a wonderful feeling.
When you don't feel like doing your workout, put on your workout clothes anyway. Just putting them on will oftentimes be enough to psychologically perk you up and get you moving. It works for me when I feel too tired for a run.