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This is a mind game that we play, and we can beat the system or be a victim. We must choose the correct side to win. It is a constant and daily choice to the healthier, happier, and honorable lifestyle. It's forever, but the daily choice prevents a lazy attitude where a "bite doesn't matter.
When I am out eating with buddies and the temptations become overwhelming, I start counting how many "things" people are eating. Like corn fritters or nacho bites. It is not to be disrepectful to them, but to help me get through that moment.
When I feel my motivation slipping, I focus on doing something not related to my healthy lifestyle, but still good overall. For example, getting my house in order, mail sorted, laundry done and folded, lawn mowed, and dishes done does WONDERS for getting my mind set back on working out and burning c
I find that just creating a group of friends on spark-- who you can root for and who you know have your back-- is the BEST part of my success. Because sometimes you need to be accountable to more than just yourself, and sometimes you want to inspire that friend who *really* needs it.
The first thing is to know that you have a problem, when you figure that out, get determined to change the problem. I couldn't do without SP. Anther website I like to go to is www.cozi.com. There I can write a to do list and mark off when I've done it. Then see the results of your progress.
I find that motivation starts waning if I do not treat it as its own muscle group. I need to schedule workouts for my motivation, determination and mental strength, just like I would schedule cardio, stretching or strength training.
I am finding doing Wii fit plus yoga in my own routine each morning helps wake up the cobwebs in my mind and get me motivated to seize the day! I try to mix up poses and some strength exercise in "my routine" to keep thing interesting and longer or shorter durations.
I never thought I would be an "Exercise in the morning" guy. But I tried it one day. I felt DEAD as I walked to the treadmill. Two minutes into my workout I felt so much better. I had started the day in the right direction.
Setbacks and mistakes are a very important part of living and growing. It's one of the most effective ways we learn. Don't dwell on them. Briefly study what went wrong, and move on, tweaking things a little to find your next good groove.