Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.
In your head, when you wake up tell yourself you can do it that day. Whatever it is...exercise, eating right, keeping your focus. If you hear it, over and over, that you will be a success, it is much more likely to happen!
Take 5-minute before feet hit the floor with your God.
No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my meals.
Right before I fall asleep, I close my eyes and envision myself slim, trim, and engaged in an activity that I plan to be great at. Sometimes, this "daydream" will catch on, and it will continue into my actual dreams as I sleep during the night.
Keeps me focused, the little things add up. Each day I make my bed, take my vitamins, have my water and aim for a minimum of10 minutes of fitness. These tasks are small but they are the foundation of my healthier lifestyle. I'm taking time to do things for me, to help my life.
It doesn't matter if I mess up one day by not getting my correct activity in or if I eat something that is laden with calories, I can get right back with my plan. A slip-up doesn't mean that I have "blown it" and I can learn something from whatever did/ didn't happen.
You dont go into a hospital saying that I will be healed of this disease by next week. All the they can do is remove the problem and create the environment for healing to begin. thats all we can do. remove the problem and create the environment through nutrition and exercise. be patient.