How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
I read other "Secrets" every day and keep reading until I find one that I can incorporate into my lifestyle (if only for that day). It's helped me to make baby steps toward healthier living.
Eating meals that are on your program is a multi-step task. Plan your grocery list IN WRITING. This critical step can strengthen our commitment, helping us avoid two motivational weak moments -- in the store and in the kitchen. Reward yourself (non-food) for this and keep on track.
This is silly but I would normally get dressed in my work out clothes 1st thing in the morning....even if I wasnt going to work out right away! I would wear them all day till I worked out. I hated to take them off if I didn't work out. It made all the difference! I almost always made time to workout
When I get off track and feel hopelss, I try to do three small, simple things that will help, like taking a short walk, eating a piece of fruit, or drinking a glass of water. It helps me realize that I really can meet my goals.
I carry a picture of myself when I was at my absolute heaviest and ugliest. That way even when I lose, or even gain, or plateau, I look at that gal and realize I am not her anymore. That picture was what unhealthy looked like.
Have you picked a Lifestyle Change to work on, are trying to make it a habit, have reduced it down to baby steps; yet you are still having issues?
Discipline is remembering what you REALLY want. Make the collage/pix board SP recommends. Remember it, visualize it, & look at what you REALLY wa...
On days I don't feel like working out I give myself a pep talk. Exercise is like medicine - it doesn't always taste good but in the end it will make me feel better.
Instead of saying things like "things at work are too busy", "the kids schedule is too much", therefore I don't have time to eat healthy or exercise, use phrases like 'I will schedule time', or 'I will find healthful food choices'. Your language and self-talk affect your attitude and commitment!
I love spreading info about spark It motivates me to also motivate others. I want my friends and family to be healthy.
When I am tempted to go to the kitchen and look for a "snack", I refer to my "to do" list. I keep a list of alternate things I can do besides eat, like: clean the sock drawer, brush the dog, weeding, etc. So I take the list, grab a water bottle and get to the task. It has been a huge help!!