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I make a few minutes for myself every day after I get home from work and before I start any projects. This gives me time to leave work behind, focus on me for a few minutes and then what needs to be done now at home. I make sure I do something relaxing before I go to sleep.
When I slip up, it's because I've been gradually adding more carbs back into my diet, which lead to more (bad) carb cravings. I start feeling out of control. When I increase my protein again, suddenly it doesn't take nearly as much effort to stay on track.
Some new flashy workout clothes puts me back in the mood to get to the gym for workout classes (or machines). Likewise, some new tunes for my MP3 makes me want to get out on the road for my jogs! A new route for my bike ride breaks up the boredom. Keep changing things up and make it fun!
I recently went through a funk, and didn't have the spark I'd started with 5 mos. ago. I thought this was a feeling that would return on it's own. THEN, I realized that determination is not a FEELING that comes over me, it's a DECISION! Once I consciously decided to just DO IT, well, here I am!
NOW IS THE TIME TO JUST DO IT!!
It is very easy to stop blogging when we aren't doing so well - but it is important to blog even when you're off track. Your Spark friends will support you, and you can look back on those blogs to see what you've pulled yourself out of before.