How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
When you have a buddy to work out with do realize how much further you are willing to go because you do not want to let them down and the same follows for your buddy. What can I say the buddy system works for many things.
By setting small goals with small steps, each time you are successful, your excitement level is raised. We love to do things that excite us, so we keep going.
Remember many small changes can create big results.
If you "fall off the wagon", get back on! Don't beat yourself up for making a mistake...nobody is perfect. Just start fresh again today!
I am addicted to ice cream and was falling back into my old habit of going out at night and buying an avalanche which is ice cream with reeses peanut butter cups chopped.
A team I belong to challenged us to do something for 3 weeks. I chose quit eating Avalanches.
That is what made me fat bef...
You are bound to overeat one day or miss a workout. Let it go. Tomorrow is a new day with a fresh start.
When I'm having a low day and don't seem to be able to boost myself up on motivation, I tune into the blogs at SP. I can find people that are having a much worse day than I'm having and after leaving an uplifting comment for them I'm feeling on top of things and get a lift.
Almost all diets have allowances for condiments. Use Them! If food is bland or you find yourself eating the same thing day after day, your motivation may drop or you may feel deprived.
Add a dash of flavor!
When you motivate others, your own motivation levels stay high. Help your co-workers and friends with healthy habits. Give them small, tangible steps they can take. Encourage them and check in on them. It's hard for your to fail when you are trying to get others healthy too.