How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
If the path you take always leads to the same end..... change the path
Today I read this from PianoAngelwings.....Picnic Smart. It is a mantra I will carry with me through the holiday weekend. It is a motivation from a Spark Friend. How fortunate we are to be able to get words of wisdom and carry them with us along with the warm feelings of friendship.
If, every time you eat something you shouldn't, or gain a pound, you tell yourself you are going to "start again" tomorrow... you are just reinforcing the idea that you failed. You didn't fail. And you don't need to start over. You just ned to pick up where you left off and ..... KEEP GOING!
Find exercises you like to do. Read the articles on the Spark web site (especially about motivation). Max out your spark points. Write a blog. Talk to you Spark Friends. Make this an adventure, make it fun!
All the cleaning and getting ready for company was worth it. Had a lovely time with my sister , her friend and my granddaughter. They brought food from the Amish store and it was delicious and my granddaughter loved it too. Enjoy family this holiday weekend, there is nothing better.
I ran my first 5k today! It was a great workout / experience. I found that I had hit a plateau in my weight loss progress and needed a jolt! This worked for me! If you are bored with your current fitness regiment & need a new challenge, try something different that will help you SPARK FORWARD!
One of the best items I have purchased is the SparkPeople Monthly Calendar. I love being able to quickly see how well I am doing on a monthly basis and look back on how far I have come.
I keep thinking how it will help my body inside and out.
I bought jeans from goodwill in different sizes...14, 12, 10, 8. I love trying to work my way down the sizes and it is an inexpensive way to get to my goal. When one size gets too big I re-donate them too.
Make goals/plans/lists for motivation and share them with everyone to help keep you accountable. Start pumping yourself up on a daily basis while you go over your goals/plans/lists and motivation shall soon follow. This applies to every single thing in life, not just eating right and working out.