How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
I had an epiphany after reading Nancy's blog. Food is not a friend or an enemy. it is what keeps me alive and nourished. It is my responsibility to make choices that will help my body work efficiently. I am taking the emotion out of food.
I printed out the SP tape measure and use it to do my monthly measurements. As I get smaller I cut the tape measure down to the largest measurement I have. Seeing the tape measure get smaller and smaller every month is great visual reminder of my progress and motivation to keep going!
Nothing keeps my hands busier than participating in a really strong team. -- Visiting members' pages, leaving comments, completing challenges, reading blogs, and participating in discussions gives me the support I need to make it through the day -- plus my occupied hands stay out of the chip bag!
Since my step daughter joined my water workout class, she has encouraged me to attend more regularly. My friends in the class keep me going once I'm there, but SD gets me in the door!
You can do it.
Just be committed to keeping the promises you make to yourself the way you would be committed to keeping any promise you would make to a child.Jazz
I noticed in the past I would avoid mirrors, hated the way I looked and was ashamed of how I looked so I never walked past a mirror if I could help it & if I had to I just wouldn't face that way so I couldn't see myself as the fat person I truly was.
whenever I need motivation I think of the movie Daylight. A tunnel collapses and the survivors must fight to survive. Do you really want to be the fat chic that dies in the beginning cause she couldn't pull herself to safety??
It is very important to make goals--make them "do-able," measureable, straightforward, fit you and your needs... Then publish them--share them here on SP, post them in places to remind you of what you are working towards.
As I meet a goal, I plan out non-food rewards. This way, I don't have to wait until all the pounds are gone to celebrate. This week, for example, I got 30 minutes in the hot tub for not missing a workout.