How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
I am going to loose 5 to 10 pounds and I am going to start walking more and a swimming more. More exercises and mostly fruits and veggies to eat. I will turn my life around and be healthier. In the heat it is hard to do a lot of exercises outside and even in the pool because you will burn up. Smile...
If you think you can, then you will.
Every morning when the alarm goes off... before you even crawl out of bed, decide and say out loud, " this is going to be a great day". Then throughout the day, continue to say it, no matter what.
Go to your SparkPoint list and see where you can gain some points. I go there everyday and gather as many as I can. Remember, every 5 minutes of exercise is 1 point, so rack a few up. The points give a sense of satisfaction like crossing items off a to-do list.
Successes- what have you done well
Opportunities- did you work out, eat well, did you find you time
Frustrations- what is hindering you, standing in your way, what can you improve on
Threats- Is there anything that will stand in your way tomorrow, such as a birthday, meal out
One foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking out the door a new you!
There are days I just don't feel like exercising. But a little self talk can go a long way. I now have this SP voice in my head reminding me how much better I will feel about myself if I just go on for 5 more minutes, then 10, then before you know it - I've finished my workout.
Knowing that every step forward and even the ones backwards lead to our finish line.
The person you need to be healthier for is you.