I love being at the gym early in the morning, but I have the hardest time actually getting out of bed . I needed something more convincing than my warm bed.
When I need motivation, I think of how I felt when I failed. When I didnt give all that I had. I think of the person I know I can become...
One of the members of my favorite band, Avenged Sevenfold said "The best revenge is bettering yourself". That has become my mantra. Their story is so inspiring, and their music has always helped me along. Now it's the soundtrack to my slimdown! I say pick a band that makes you want to move, and GET TO IT!!!
As one of my visual motivators, I have an inspiration journal that I write inspiring quotes in that help me focus on my weight loss journey and other goals. I write the quote which I often find on the site and then write a positive affirmation. This gives me something personal to reflect on when I need some motivation.
When I was in college, I went to the personal counseling office because I was feeling really overwhelmed, and my counselor told me something about procrastination that will always stick with me: "Don't wait until you "feel like" doing something, because chances are good you'll never "feel like" doing it."
This secret is based on a quote I found a while back that says, "Don't trade for what you want most for what you want at the moment." I can't remember where I saw it or who it came from, but it has stuck with me. This can apply to food, exercise or anything that might hamper your long term goal for a short term satisfaction.
I started putting up motivational quotes that speak to me on my cubicle wall at work. I write them out all pretty with colorful markers. One of my favorites: "Always do what you are afraid to do." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
My sister and I have a wall of positive quotes. When someone puts me down or rains on my parade, I go to the wall of positive quotes and start reading. I print my quotes from SparkPeople too! They have some great ones.