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Nothing sets my spirit free from my busy day like "Free Bird' by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It reminds me that exercise and a healthy lifestyle will help me "travel on" and will "unchain" me from the shackles of being overweight and unhealthy. It's one of the best transitions for me from work to exercise.
If I am having a "should I or shouldn't I" moment... I visualize myself at my goal weight doing something that I am unable to do right now. Then I ask myself, Would this choice I'm pondering, get me closer or further from my goal?9 out of 10 times, I make the right choice.
Be sure to set a goal of what you want to do, in any area of your life, including exercises, calories, water consumption, etc, and track every thing you do. Remember its a progress and not perfection, everyday is a new chance to hit your goals!!!
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.