I agree to start small and go slow. I would add that having a good goal really helps.
I never stayed motivated for very long when my goal was to lose weight. That just isn't the sort of goal that is going to keep me going. When I switched my goal to being healthy, that worked so much better. I'm always motivated to be healthy. There is never a day when I lose that motivation and think to myself that I would like to just be sick instead.
Make sure your goals really work for you. Make some goals that have the motivation built in.
Best wishes, Michael
4/27/12 10:33 P
Ya know, what works for most is tiny steps, very small goals - like one cup of water, one serving of veggies, 5 minutes of a simple exercise ... to generate momentum, ask something very minimal that you can absolutely suceed at, do it, enjoy the success, repeat a few times until the feeling of success builds up a bit then ask a bit more of yourself. Don't yell at yourself, kick yourself, beat yourself up, shame yourself - that all drains away motivation. Gently! Start small, build up. Have you read The Spark yet? He describes the approach really well. When I started I was really despondant. It worked for me to start this way ... try it and keep on posting no matter what!
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1 4/27/12 9:12 P
Cant seem to get motivated. I know I need to but its so hard...