How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
Yesterday I enjoyed time with family and went above my daily calories- but the only way that is a bad choice is to continue today. Instead it's my choice and today I am choosing to be energized, focused & determined to continue on the journey to being healthy and fit.
I don't deny the importance of goals... but then it is tempting to say "I'll do better tomorrow". I used to be that person. Now when I slip, forget, or realize I have really blown it I immediately try and think of something I can do to put myself on the right track....
The secret to my successes in life lies in when I believe in myself.
HAVING YOUR VISIONAL GAUGE WILL HELP U FROM MAKING POOR DECISIONS!
Always stay true to yourself when you make a plan to do something as a special diet, work out, visit a friend, or any million of things that a person can do. Once you made a choice stand by it, try and do the best you can, we are not perfect and will make mistakes. Pray to be true in the end.
Yep, look in that mirror at least once a day and remind your self how beautiful you are! not just on the inside either! see that sparkle in your eyes? I see God in there doing some really great work!
A device that is most commonly used and available on this site is journaling or blogging. It allows you to keep track of everything you do. If you're optimistic in your journal, it will carry through in your actions!
I will make a date or tell someone I am going to be in a class. That way I am held accountable if I don't show up. Plus knowing who else is going to be there also makes me want to go so I can socialize before working out.
It's always helpful to have someone to share activities with. A friend, boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife. If they are involved with you they will keep you going when you can't muster the motivation yourself.
Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book entitled 'Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life.' We don't get what we want. We don't get what we need. We don't even get what we believe. We get where our attention goes. We need to focus on fit, not fat, for permanent change.