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If you motivation dwindles and you are making an excuse not to honor your exercise look up your wall of affirmations and if you have now do a quick websearch on how to stay motivated to exercise. You will surely feel better and ready to hit the road once you realise that others have gone through the same thing and persevered
I found a picture of myself in my early twenties when I was thin and healthy and put it on my bathroom mirror. Now every time I use the bathroom, I have my "goal or vision" in front of me. I'm getting closer and closer to that "body" every day with SP.
I've been posting a little poem or rhyme on my current status for each day that I stay a "Free Spirit" (by that I mean alcohol-free). I felt "Great on day number eight" and "Feeling Fine on day number nine". You get the idea. It's been motivating me to stay away from the beer and wine.
Make a to-do list every day of everything you need to do (e.g. shopping, cooking, cleaning etc.). Try to be as detailed as possible to prevent cheating. Your day is not done until everything on your list is complete (if it's not done, then there has to be a really good reason and not "I'm too tired"). It's a great way to push through lethargy and organise your day (and feel proud of yourself for making it through the list). Don't forget to put your workout on your list.
My oldest granddaughter is 10 and she is morbidly obese. She started losing weight and eating more healthy by following the 'Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right" book. I want to help her by keeping her 'green light' foods available which helps me, too.
I am notorious for drowning my sorrows, anger, frustration, glee, elation, and pretty much every other emotion in a bag of potato chips, ice cream or donuts. The thing that has helped me to curb my emotional eating is venting on my SP blog. Usually after I vent it all gets out of my system and I feel a little better. Plus, my SparkFriends will usually comment and make me realize that cheesecake isn't going to make my horrible/wonderful/aggravati