How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
My computer has a feature called "Sticky Notes". These look just like the paper Post-Its everyone is familiar with except when you write one, it displays as though it is stuck on your desktop. I decided to use these to my advantage. I have three on my desktop.
Love who you are right now!
Share your journey with someone. Having someone in your corner who understands what you're going through is invaluable. My partner and I encourage and scold each other, and celebrate milestones - small and big - together. Idon't know that I would have gotten this far without her.
wake up each day and tell your self "you can do it"
be kind to yourself like you would be to your best friend..
think of what you do that is positive
I tell myself "If you're going to count your calories, make your calories count!" Then, I think twice before I put something in my mouth...is this going to make me feel full as well as nourish my body?
It is going to be a sunny, warm 2 days to work out in and exercise. I plan to walk at leased 6 miles a day and will probably do double that working in the garden. Enjoy if your State is going to get the sun.
The bible says that God's mercies are renewed everyday. With this in mind, how can we not stay motivated on a daily bases. Even if we get off course from time to time, keeping in mind that mercy is extended to us on any given day, we can get back up and continue on and God will take us through.
I talk myself up! If I think I am too tired to do one more thing, I give myself a mental shake and make the effort. One more block, one more repetition or one more household chore. The feeling of satisfaction is huge!
I let other people in on my goals. Then periodically when I run into people they ask me how I am doing. I don't want to have to admit to someone I have been slacking. So when I feel like not eating healthy or not exercising, I remember that other people are watching. It holds me accountable.
When you have a buddy to work out with do realize how much further you are willing to go because you do not want to let them down and the same follows for your buddy. What can I say the buddy system works for many things.