How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
This adaptation of the Serenity Prayer is a good reminder to take responsibility for your own body and health and not to be put off by other people's negativity: "Grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can and the wisdom to know it's me."
When you're dragging, make use of SparkPeople. Explore the current blogs of your different teams. Investigate the various success stories under the COMMUNITY tab. Somewhere there is someone who has just the right words that you're needing to hear.
When you have a very big goal (like losing 100+ pounds) break it into smaller goals (like 10 pound increments). It's easier than losing all the weight before you reward yourself, and easier to see progress. Remember, just 2 pounds a month is 24 pounds in a year! 100, 76, 54, 28, 4.
Well I guess the secret would be dress warm and keep moving as it's windy.
Smile during your workout. It makes it more enjoyable and it helps steady your breathing. Besides, don't you feel better about yourself when you show your pearly whites?
I spend five mins every evening pre-cutting fruit for breakfast and carrot/cucumber for snacks. So easy on a manic morning (and which household has a relaxed morning) to go without breakfast or eat something unhealthy but convenient. And also during the day, so easy to pick on the wrong things.
When I first get up I will grab 4 bottles of water to make sure I have my 8 glasses a day. If I have it in front of me I will drink it!
I knew when I started this weight loss journey,many people would be watching to see...and I'm HAPPY to say one of my friends just joined!!! But what I see is the greatest impact is on my family!We Sparkers are involved in ALOT of HARD WORK!!! Tracking our food,nutrition,keeping motivated,
I have a friend with health issues that have not slowed her down. Her positive outlook on life is what makes me know I can keep going and get back in shape. Not to mention her personal challenge.