How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
When I want to give up, have a pity party or I have a really negative outlook or negative self-talk, I focus on the things that I have and about all the things I am able do that others may or may not be able to do, due to circumstance. I count my blessings and recenter myself.
I find I can't wait to be motivated - I have to just do it.
If you're like me, I can't walk when it's hot. If I can get out there at 7:30 in the morning, I do better since it's still cool.
If I don't quite feel satisfied after a meal. I put bleach strips on my teeth. They have to stay on about 20 minutes by then I'm not hungry and my teeth are whiter. Reward and satisfaction!
Seek wisedom her price is above rubies & pearls is a Bible verse my granny use to qoute saying that mantra's are mirrors are only as good as the actions they reflect.
I don't pin all of my hopes & dreams on this but it does help me during moments of "weakness". I have developed my own version of the WWJD mantra and replaced it with WWSVD (what would Sofia Vergara do?). If I want to get to my goals I must focus and "do" what SV would do - no excuses.
I occasionally eat foods I wasn't planning to, or miss a scheduled exercise session. When I do that I forgive myself and just move on. My motto is "progress, not perfection".
I have rewards for each kilo lost, and most rewards are not money related, but I reward myself with things I love to do, and I am not allowed to do them again until I reach a certain goal. For example paint my nails, watch my fav video, listen to my fav song, pluck my eyebrows, read the new book I b...
Learn to do what is best for you! Don't always look at magazine pictures or movie stars! Look at YOU!
You are the most important person on your journey!
Perfection is not possible...but progress and your goals are within your reach!