Invite someone to join you in a 5 or 10K walk or run. It is inspiring to that person and keeps you accountable.
I asked my daughters to join me on my first 5K. Prior to that only one daughter was running on a regular basis, now 2 others are as well, and all four are keen to to get together again for another 5K.
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I find it a little easier to lose weight to set a goal like losing 5 lbs, then I will reward myself, not with food. I'll buy a dvd or cd I wanted. When I lose more I will reward myself with new clothes.208
Rewards keep you going toward your goal.
We all try to 'GO FOR THE GOAL', but it always seems so far away. If we choose 'mini-goals' for which to work, it sure makes the process more enjoyable. If you have 75 lbs to lose, it can mess with your head because we think that it will take us a long time to reach it, and get totally bummed. However, if you choose a mini-goal to work for, you have more joyful occasions that will help keep you motivated to work toward that ultimate goal.
If you start at 223, the first mini-goal might be at 220, then maybe 215. Then when you get to 200, you can have a little bit bigger celebration!!
Working toward those mini-goals sure does help me!
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