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I use a motivational picture as my wallpaper on my cell phone. I am reminded of my goals every time I pick up my phone and it is with me where ever I go. My ticker is really going in the right direction since I did this!
By sharing my success during the first few weeks, I discovered how amazing it feels to be congratulated! Before I spoke up, my friends noticed a difference in me but didn't say anything for fear of embarassing me. By letting them know I enjoy talking about it, I opened the door to their praise!
I have found having someone to go walking with keeps me motivated to do it. My friend at work and I walk on our breaks. It gives us time away from work and gives us time to grip and blow off steam from the stressors at work. We even find the more gripping we do, the faster we walk.
Have visual reminders everywhere you go. At home, at work, in the car. When you are constantly reminded of your healthy lifestyle, you remember to keep up with it! Also, being reminded that you are healthy will bring a little bit more confidence every day knowing you ARE doing it!
Post in the area where you will see it first thing when you wake up, like inside the cabinet door where your coffee is, and place another one at work.