Every time I feel like I'm not getting anywhere, I envision myself slimmer, healthier, and fit. Knowing that what I'm trying to do is for a good cause (even if it's my own) makes me feel a lot better, and it gives me a spark of inspiration to work extra hard!
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I have a daily goal: "Envision positive outcomes for the day." Whenever I catch myself rolling my eyes or thinking negatively, I pull that goal out of the back of my mind and focus on changing my perspective on whatever it is I'm feeling negative about.
... about anything that might be getting in the way of your goals. You can seek out a friend, a confidant, a doctor, a pastor, a family member and you can talk face to face, on the phone, in an email, on a message board--but talk to somebody. It will help you to think things through and stay focused--don't go out and "chase bunnies!" Stick to your goals!306
Don't forget these goals can be about things other than your fitness and weight loss/ maintenance goals. They can be about your personal goals, financial goals, professional/ career goals, family goals etc... This is really important if something might be a bit problematic or worrisome.24
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