How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
I count my exercise time as one of my special goals "do one thing for me every day". Checking that goal box and putting the note in as to what it is reminds me why I am on this journey - to become a better me!
I do the exercise and the eating healthy for me. I stay focused on me even though it benefits my family. Sometimes we need to be #1 in our lives.
Focus on what you can do, not on what you cannot do.
I have regular check-ins wit.h my retired mom on skype. We help each other stay motivated with our own goals and it helps to keep us accountable.
Nashville, TN experienced a flood of epic tragedy and destruction last week. Rescued by boat and now working on restoration of my daughter's home, normalcy, and mental health I find that my life change of healthy eating and exercise are tools that will get me thru this difficulty!
Occasionally I will look at a photo of myself at my highest weight. It's a reality check as to why I wanted to lose weight in the first place. Especially when I'm feeling frustrated, I'll find a photo of me as a 'big' girl. Now I keep a set of these pictures in one location for easy access.
I printed out The 10 Secrets of Success Mind Over Body Series that was re-issued this month. I bought a notebook for journaling.
Having SOMEONE to be accountable to during a weight loss journey may SOUND counter productive--like more stress--but studies have shown that people who enlist others' support during this weight loss time actually do BETTER than those who don't. My HUSBAND is the person who I am accountable to-
To be positive is what is going to help you to keep going, how you look is not as important as how you feel.
When you don't feel like doing the things you know you need to, push through and just do it for yourself. Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of everyone else; once you take that first step in the right direction, the next one becomes a little easier.