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If I try my best 7 days in a row I reward myself with fresh flowers. I put them in a prominent place where I see them everyday. I also stop and smell them daily as another reminder of my hard work. If I didn't do so well then I do not buy the flowers for that week. Instead I leave the vase empty as a reminder to try harder. There is something about that empty vase that motivates me to do well.
I joined Weight Watchers over two years ago. I lost 90% of my weight through them and still practice many of their ideas. One I truly love is the Three Bite Rule. When we crave something the first bite is really memorable. The second bite is almost as memorable as the first. The last bite savory and sums up the memory. Therefore all we need are three bites. Not diet is ever broken over three bites.
If you have trouble getting up in the morning sleep in your workout clothes so all you have to do is roll out of bed and hit it. Or put your clothes right next to your bed so you at least step on them on your way out of bed :)
Pretend you're starting over every morning. Forget about the past and start fresh. This helps keep you motivated and gives you momentum. Every day is a clean slate and it is up to you to make it a healthy day. Remember how enthusiastic you were starting out?