A lot of times I am not motivated, what works for me so I don't get distracted is to accomplish 1-3 small goals per day. For example, Drink 8 glasses of water, exercise, and do Spark people. After that, I give myself a small reward. I use this for other things as well, not just exercising.
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I have about 24 "Other Goals" on Spark People. Do I actually accomplish every single goal every day? No! But having so many goals listed there allows me to do two wonderful things: 1) I can read them every day, reminding myself of my ideal day. 2) There are always more than 5 of them that I can honestly check off for having accomplished, thus maximizing my spark points and feeling the glow of accomplishment.
The types of goals this practice is best for are secondary or optional goals. For more important goals, such as exercising, tracking calories, etc. I don't even track them. I just do them.
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