How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
What I do and what I am doing is more for me them anyone else, but at the same time while making myself healthier I am going to prove a lot of people wrong. So when I wake up in the morning, I know it's my life and I am becoming a better person while also erasing doubt from everyone elses mind.
Starting the day with "I Love Me" is my daily dose of compliment and motivation. Any one else that compliments me is an added bonus and motivates me even more, but i already know that my daily dose started my day with a smile.
Never give up
Never lose hope.
Always have faith,
It allows you to cope.
Trying times will pass,
As they always do.
Just have patience,
Your dreams will come true.
So put on a smile,
You’ll live through your pain,
Know it will pass,
I set my alarm on my IPhone to display the following message 3 times per day : "One day, one step, one meal, one action at a time I will begin to make positive choices for my health and wellbeing".. it is a constant reminder to focus on me and my goal of healthy living.
As I wake up, before getting out of bed, I visualize a successful day - staying within range nutritionally, exercising and seeing me fit, trim and healthy. I picture my meals, I see myself working out and I picture me wearing my Aloha print sundress!
I stay motivated by setting and achieving small goals. When I switched my thinking from wanting to lose 25lbs and just focused on losing 5 or 10lbs the weight came off. This gives me something to look forward to and then I can move to my next small goal.
Stay encouraged sparkies.
When things get tough---family issues, friends, lonely, food issues, etc.---there is no better place to go than your teams for support. There is always someone to help. If not, then you are not on the right teams---find teams that will support you in the good and the bad.
The reward of knowing I am going to feel great, sleep peaceful and soundly, breathe better and look better is all the motivation I need to keep me going. I know how I felt before I made the lifestyle change and I don't want to go back to that again.
Reward yourself with new smaller clothes instead of food. When you go in that store to find a new outfit, the satisfaction is much greater when you can shimmy into a smaller jean size than to go around the corner and order a piece of cheesecake.
When I tackled this on my own , of course, I wasn't very successful. Now it is no secret to me that God wants to Be involved in every aspect of my life. Why not , He did create me. Thank You Heavenly Father for Your Love & Guidance , everyday. God.