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How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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Reward your healthy habits

Instead of rewarding yourself for results on the scale which can lead to disappointment, why not reward yourself for your healthy behaviors? Give yourself a reward for consistency, for eating right, drinking water, or sticking with an exercise plan

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"Mirroring Me" Exercising in the AM

To rise & shine & exercise 1st thing in the AM I set my CD player to alarm w inspirational get up & go music cued to play.
The CD player is too far from the bed to shut off. I must get up.
On the wall is a full length mirror facing me. I see me. I exercise.
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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE REFRIGERATOR!?!

Mindless eating -grazing- can be such a problem for me from time to time I have found myself hanging onto the open refrigerator door surveying it's contents for something I will won't to eat. Not hungry. Not craving. Often emotional eating.

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Visualize Your Ultimate Goal

Find a picture of how you used to look or one of someone you would like to look like and hang it where you are most prone to have slip-ups, such as your fridge, your computer or even on your tv. Place motivational sayings around where you will read them ever day such as the bathroom mirror.

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getting started

I cleaned out my kitchen of everything I didn't want in my diet. bought new measuring cups, spoons and a scale. also bought a new weight scale for the bathroom and weigh in every morning. matched up my work schedule with classes at the gym.

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getting started

I cleaned out my kitchen of everything I didn't want in my diet. bought new measuring cups, spoons and a scale. also bought a new weight scale for the bathroom and weigh in every morning. matched up my work schedule with classes at the gym.

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Makes it easy

It makes it easy for me to stay on track because I don't like to waist money... I bought some pants that I will get my butt into

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"NO" - It's NOT what you think!

Saying "No" is not deprivation!

It is control for where you want to get to!!

~~Jocelyn Newton~~

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Staying motivated

Always trying different things for working out, and I am huge fan of the Biggest Loser and Spark People.com.
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