Keep yourself accountable but build in small rewards and forgive yourself for your mistakes. I find that tracking everything helps me lose weight, and scheduling in small rewards such as getting my hair or nails done, buying a luxury (such as nice lotion) or exercise outfit every five pounds or so keeps me motivated. Also, being honest with myself when I don't follow my nutrition plan and forgiving myself helps me get back on track faster and closer to my healthier me.
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If you can, find a group to hold you accountable. I participate in the Healthy Walkers Club every Wednesday. Our local mall opens an hour early just for walkers (the stores are closed), so we walk every week, the same day and time. It's a great way to socialize & get a workout in.104
Benefits: socialization, accountability
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