How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
Our scale is a tool, not a precursor for a healthy lifestyle. Being thin doesn't always mean healthy. A healthy lifestyle is determined by how we feel inside; how we look-does our skin glow; how our clothes fit; how easily we can move; & how we mentally feel about ourself. Its a package not a number
Life is about ups and downs. Just like it is impossible to be always up, it is impossible to be always down. If you are feeling down just look up and you might find someone or something there to pull you up!
Got DVR? DVR your fav tv exercise shows and do the workout over and over and over until you have it. FitTV on digital cable has great exercise & dance shows which I DVR to do later when the house is quiet.
Instead of focusing on a life problem, it helps to get out and exercise, jog, go to the gym, put a video to work out at home. The problem won't disappear, only with focus on being positive for yourself, coping and resolution are conjured up. Exercise is the best arsenal stress relief.
I like to support my fellow sparkies by reading and responding to their blogs. When I get behind in this task, my weight stalls...I know when people respond to my blogs it helps me in my quest for better health and makes me take better care of myself. Support your spark friends...BLOG
Everytime I make an excuse to not be healthy and active. I write the excuse down and have a no excuse list. I post it so I can see how many times I try to weasel out. Example: excuse-can't afford gym well could I afford monthly rx because of bad health?
Make a small list of reasons why you want to lose weight and are willing to work hard toward that goal. Carry these reasons on a small piece of paper and bring with you where you can whip it out and read it at times when you need to remind yourself -like making a tough food choice.
When beginning anything daunting, I always tell myself, this was designed to be done. And done well. And there's absolutely no reason why you can't succeed on this. Just move forward and do your best. It's achievable! Makes life a lot less intimidating.
Breakfast is my favorite because it is the first thing i accomplish for the day. It gets the ball rolling. By succeeding with my first goal I am more likely to succeed with my others..