When you start out write all the reasons you're doing this and get it laminated. This will then be a constant reminder to you, make several copies and put them where you need them most such as on the fridge, inside food cupboards
This ensures that when you're tempted to 'cheat' you'll see why you want to succeed, you have to face your list every time you're tempted, it's a good motivator
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Make a small list of reasons why you want to lose weight and are willing to work hard toward that goal. Carry these reasons on a small piece of paper and bring with you where you can whip it out and read it at times when you need to remind yourself -like making a tough food choice.
When cleaning a room,take 2 things out or put 2 things away!
I have a " work-in-progress"room I am cleaning~~the scrapbook room [or as we scrappers say-the "scrap" room]! I am trying to get it ALL cleaned ,but with a preschooler under foot and all the housework this stay-at-home mom is doing,it's not HIGH on the list [my reason--I can close and lock the doors!--though I DEARLY LOVE TO SCRAPBOOK AND WANT TO FINISH IT!]. So,for now, when I pass by the room or go into it,I ALWAYS try to put TWO things back in their place or take them out to where they should
be--another room,the BIG trash can outside,etc. This HELPS ME feel that SOMETHING IS GETTING ACCOMPLISHED in that room ,even if it is a small way of cleaning up~[Note: it IS a very small room!].
Everyone has those days where they just don't feel like working out -- and we all can come up with a list of reasons why we should skip the days workout. Instead of talking yourself out of it, just do something. Even if it's just a walk around the block!
I often times find that once I get moving (even if I just plan on a walk around the block) I end up going much longer than I planned. In fact, sometimes these even end up being my best workouts because I'm motivated from the sense of pride I get from pushing through when I didn't feel like it!
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