I create mini challenges for myself like seeing if I can go an entire day without spending money. Then two days. It forces me to realize the little places I spend my dough but I also find I eat better because I pack lunch and my snacks for the day!
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Find creative ways to incorporate healthy habits into your life - do the tree pose (yoga) while brushing your teeth; pull your abs in while sitting at your desk or grocery shopping; challenge yourself to eat one extra serving of fresh fruit or veggies every day; remind yourself that every day is a new day to make good choices, and challenge yourself to follow that mantra!
For those of us that have started our weightloss journey with extreme obesity issues it can be really difficult to get started with physical activity. Challenge yourself with a walk, maybe just a few blocks to start out and then add more or challenge yourself to finish in less time than the last time. Always remember that for every step you take you are one step closer to your goal. NEVER GIVE UP!!! 306
Take time to review your medium- and short-range goals. Keep them fresh and exciting. If you're close to a goal weight, or you're tired of focusing on the scale, set an unusual or challenging fitness goal -- train for a 5K race, take up a new sport or activity (spinning, archery, bowling, skating), or see how many push ups you can do after a month of practice. Keep your non-food rewards interesting and relevant to the season and your current interests. Challenge yourself and reward yourself!
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