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1) have faith
I make sure to have diet or fitness reading materials at my fingertips to read during downtime or breaks. This helps with motivation, positive attitude, and problem resolution. Frequently these concepts translate to so many other areas of my life.
I listen to audio books while working out. It makes me workout longer because I want to get to that next chapter. Then I have certain books I only listen to while at the gym so it gives me the motivation to go workout because I want to finish that book.
Check in with someone every day to report progress, stalls, etc. Find someone completely supportive who will cheer you on! I found my cheerleader in a close coworker who I interact with all day long. She knows every part-pound and inch I've lost!
Whenever I'm feeling a bit lackluster, I pretend that I'm someone else - someone that's IS motivated, and then I tell myself everything that I would tell another Sparker who is down and out.
I gain the majority of my motivation from helping and talking with others. I feel like I have to "practice what I preach." How can I help someone, if I'm not willing to do the same thing for myself. Knowing that I am helping others, inspires me to learn more and do better.
I've found that creating smaller goals along the way has kept me motivated to hit my larger goal! I set weight loss goals of 15 lbs, every 3 months. As of today, I'm down 44lbs! It doesn't seem like such a challenge if I think about weight loss in increments of 15lbs.