How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
today I really did not pick a category. I just feel motivated to get my day's chores done.
Sunday I cut 4 to 5 acres of grass, picked strawberries, cut asparagus, watered, Baked 4 cakes and iced, cleaned up the dishes, cake panes, cleaned the counters, stove top and finally stopped at 12:49 am. Felt good but have to watch the back.
I spent a fair amount of time with my wonderful family today, and it reminded me that I'm not changing just for myself. I want to spend a long, healthy, and active life with them by my side.
I know Sparkpoeple tells you to make a collage so I took it one step further and started a notebook to fill with my inspiration. I plan on using it when I get down and to look back on in a few years! I cut out pictures and articles from magazines and put them in a notebook like a scrapbook.
When I don't wanna- do anything..
.I make my self -get up and move by telling myself,
"No-One Else, Is Going To Do It For You...
Now Move It Lady...
After I lost my first 20 lbs, I got a tattoo I've wanted for awhile. When I reached my first goal (29lbs), I went shopping. How motivating is it to shop for smaller clothes!?!? This keeps me going; looking forward to my next reward after reaching my 2nd goal, which will probably be a girls vacation...
If you find your motivation slipping, remember how you felt before you starting changing your life and compare it to how you felt when you were following a healthy lifestyle. That will help you get back on track.
Today is mother's day and it is a fantastic day because my children helped me to empty the dishwasher. That's it. As a mom I don't need fancy jewels, big gifts, or vacations. All I need is a helping hand with a smile.
Dacher Keltner and his colleagues have a great website with motivational and helpful articles about living for the greater good of all. It is very interesting and motivational for me. http://peacecenter.berkeley.edu/