when i'm really not feeling it... or even when i am feeling that urge to workout and do better... i like getting on pinterest.com and checking out the fitness board.... the pics will make you want to do more... and the quotes will push you to work for it and not give up! this really helps me keep my focus. by the time i hop offline i'm ready to do what i need to do to reach my goals!
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I look at inches lost, my doctor's positive feedback, increased energy and endurance levels, firmer/toned body AND I go by how my clothes fit. I buy smaller size clothing and try them on often. As the clothes start to fit, this motivates me to continue my workouts and healthy eating.
This helps with the obsession over the scale and looking at other ways to measure progress.
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.
So I built a pinterest board, full of motivational quotes (http://pinterest.com/funteamparty/it-s-worth-it/) and in the morning, when my alarm goes off and I struggle to get out of bed, I grab my phone off the bedside table and read through the quotes. Sometimes just knowing they are there is enough to get me motivated and out the door.
If you don't have a smart phone, you could just as easily print out a bunch of motivational quotes and leave them on your bedside table or carry them around in your purse, for those moments where you resolve falters.
I had a hard time with making a vision college. First off I didn't have a printer and second, I don't get magazines or anything. The other day I was on Pinterest. I made a board and am now using it as my vision college and motivation! There are so many cool things on Pinterest and I can go to any website and pin whatever motivational things I want!!
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