Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable parts of my journey was going public, but sharing my journey with others has been a linchpin in my success. Sharing ups and downs with Spark friends and family has been important for keeping me on track and motivated to succeed.
One key to my success is setting realistic goals. On the first of each month, I set 5-6 goals I work to achieve during the month, as well as a few long-term goals. I also revisit the goals from the prior month to reflect on my progress. Writing down my goals in this way gives me a target to aim for ...
I like to dress for the body I have, not the body I had. So it's important to be able to buy new clothes as I change sizes. But that can also be really expensive.
My solution is to shop at resale stores. My favorite spot is a Christian non-profit organization that raises money from selling d...
Focusing on the healthy lifestyle choices I am adding, such as drinking lots of water, eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and getting daily exercise, helps keep me much more motivated than focusing on what I am taking away. My lifestyle is then not about deprivation but about making good ...
Consistency is the "secret" to weight loss success. For my journey, setting reasonable daily goals and sticking to them consistently has kept me steadily climbing toward my goal.
My daily exercise routine is definitely a key to my success. Although it's certainly possible to lose weight by "dieting" alone, it is my daily morning walk that is going to give me a nice booty when I reach my goal.
I always cook extra portions and store leftovers in Hefty One-Zip storage bags. They take up very little room in the refrigerator and can be rinsed and reused or tossed after use.
Document every step of your journey by taking pictures, writing in a journal, blogging, etc. As you work toward your goal, your journey will be a source of inspiration on the tougher days. And it will become a testament to your determination when you get to the finish line.
For me, the secret of success is creating a no-excuses daily exercise routine that is not tied to equipment, videos, or a gym. Something that can be done at home any day of the week.