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I make a few minutes for myself every day after I get home from work and before I start any projects. This gives me time to leave work behind, focus on me for a few minutes and then what needs to be done now at home. I make sure I do something relaxing before I go to sleep.
Every "diet" that I have ever been on has failed me in maintaining the weight loss, long-term. Therefore, when I began here on SparkPeople I committed to changing my entire lifestyle to bring about weight loss, as a result of making the choice everyday to eat healthy and exercise for life!
My secret is meeting and greeting new friends !
One of my secrets has been to join team challenges and to make challenges for myself. Once I have committed to something, I am likely to stick to it. My favorite is the virtual trip I am on. I ride my stationary bike and log the miles. I'm visiting all of the NASCAR tracks. It makes my ride fun.
In order to motivate myself to workout regularly I have to have something specific and challenging to shoot for. This year it's a 200-mile, one-day bike ride in MN. The goal has to be attainable but only with hard work. This helps me so much every year.