To exercise more consistently find what inspires you about exercise. For example, I find that when I exercise my mood improves a lot and thats why I exercise more than to just lose weight. This response is immediate within 20 minutes of beginning my exercise, whereas losing weight takes weeks and months, so I concentrate on how exercise makes me feel more than on just the weight loss aspect.
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Do Not Let Your Spouse Adversely Affect Your Plan!
If your spouse is obese and does little or nothing about it, do not let him (or her) affect YOUR plan! Stay on track with diet and exercise and let your Spark community inspire and encourage you to continue!
Self motivation and the motivation of online friends
If I find myself complaining about how hard a workout is, or wanting to quit 5 minutes into it because I don't like to sweat, I tell myself "45 minutes of working out may be hard, but living with diabetes and hypertension is harder!" Usually keeps me going!
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