How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
Purpose is to share goals with people in your inner-circle & solicit written feedback from people who care about you. Primarily from family members & long-time friends, people who would be directly affected by my current or possible future health concerns due to weight would participate.
This is not for the faint of heart. After years of saying I was going to lose weight, I made the ultimate commitment. I gathered extended family members (16) and asked them to shave off my hair. I'm not growing it back until I lose 40 lbs.
I asked myself this question. What if I saw myself the way my friends and family sees me ? Attractive, powerful, loved without conditions, and worthy just as I am. If I see myself this way, I can love myself they way they love me. This has made all the difference.
Always go with a friend... keep each other accountable. One of you always is motivated. Even if it means a 4 mile walk to get that tall skinny latte instead of driving to get a venti turtle mocha!
I have broken my annkle and I was really feeling down about it, I can't do anything that I love to do; dance-walk! I can't do hardly anything for myself! I called a friend- my dance teacher broken hearted about it, and she told me a friend of hers told her something when her dad died......
Look for a few teams that you connect with & get involved by posting daily in their chat room & other message threads. Blog & comment on teammate's blogs. In a short time you will connect with some team members & forge a friendship. This helps with motivation & working your plan.
If you use a computer a lot, change your passwords to something that motivates you...for example "NewFitMe" or "GettinSkinny". You'll be reminded of your goal every time you have to log in.
To keep you on the right path towards better health, share your goals with a co-worker. That way when the donuts are calling, they can help be your strength to resist. Let them know how important this is to you.
Life is a choice. I can choose to be either a shining example or a horrible warning. Making the right choices makes all the difference. ;)