How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
I find it motivating to take a day off from my exercising (if I'm burnt out on it) and simply sit down and read a good book. I'll make healthy snacks to eat while I'm reading that way I won't feel to bad about not exercising that day!
My exercise mantra is simply, "Keep moving. No matter what."
I have days where I feel like crap & would rather hide than exercise. But I get up & make myself workout. I feel bad, but that doesn't make me incapable of exercise.
If I slack off & don't exercise, I feel worse later on.
Sometimes simply enjoying yourself is great motivation
I play music that I download from Itunes on my Ipod when I am exercising. I noticed that I will exercise longer if I listen to some upbeat songs. My stress melts away from the movement and the music. I guess that old saying is true, " music calms the savage beast." I KNOW IT CALMS ME.
I always keep a gym bag with gym shorts/pants, shirt, shoes and socks in my car so that if the weather is nice or the opportunity presents I can go for a walk, no excuses.
Everyone has bad days/weeks/months/whatever. We all fall off the wagon sometimes. The key is to GET BACK UP AGAIN! Beating yourself up only makes it harder to get back to it. So, forgive yourself, and put it behind you. GET BACK UP AND GET BACK TO IT!!
Learn to love your self no matter what you weigh
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!