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Don't stress out about what I need to do or should do for the week, month, or year. I take it one day at a time. Even if I miss the mark today, as long as GOD blesses me to see another day, I have a chance to get it right. No condemnation from anyone (including self). Miss it, own it, do better.
At first I hated to go to the gym. SO I learned to plan a healthy snack that I loved for my after gym time. Now when I exercise, I can look forward to that VIta Top muffin top with peanut butter or whatever enjoyable snack I have planned and it keeps me going.
I have a jar labeled 'Diet Debts' on my kitchen counter that I picked up at a local discount store. Every day I do not exercise for at least 45 minutes, a dollar goes into that jar. I use the cash to buy diet or exercise related items. Over the years I have gotten a gym membership, a bike rack for
I am always asked how I have the willpower to not eat the "free chips" @ our fav restaurant, or pass on the desserts during work potlucks. It's not "willpower"... it"s WANTpower! I "want" to lose a lb. or 2 more than eating those extra calories... and I know the weight loss will mean more to me!
You know what you want to do. What are your ultimate goals? How are you going to get there? Sometimes they seem monumental. Set mini-goals. Weekly, monthly, or longer, and post them. Write them out in a blog, journal, or on paper and POST IT. Be accountable, check them off and be proud! You did it!!