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Part of a quote (that I saw on SP) and has quickly turned into a favotie. "And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can." Thinking about that gets me through the day. I do what I can, when I can, Because I can.
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.
We can each choose one, only one target per week as long as it takes to wrap ourselves around that target. Once firmly tackled for at least 2 weeks, add another.
Every day I try on something that doesn't fit me the way it used to. Not being able to zip up one of my favorite dresses - that I wore only just a few years ago - is all the motivation I need to stay on track!
Spark People has been my lifesaver. Logging on everyday and reading all the info the site has to offer, articles, recipes, blogs, etc has kept me motivated. The support from the members here is AMAZING and they help keep me on track!
Ice cream is the one thing that I think "I can't live without". I save ~170 calories so that I can have a 1/2 cup of ice cream as a treat (everyday) and the little things that come up throughout the day (like cookies at work) don't look as good, knowing that I get to enjoy ice cream w/o cheating.