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.
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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Cant seem to get motivated. I know I need to but its so hard...
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