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I have found having someone to go walking with keeps me motivated to do it. My friend at work and I walk on our breaks. It gives us time away from work and gives us time to grip and blow off steam from the stressors at work. We even find the more gripping we do, the faster we walk.
Have visual reminders everywhere you go. At home, at work, in the car. When you are constantly reminded of your healthy lifestyle, you remember to keep up with it! Also, being reminded that you are healthy will bring a little bit more confidence every day knowing you ARE doing it!
Post in the area where you will see it first thing when you wake up, like inside the cabinet door where your coffee is, and place another one at work.
Looking at the whole picture keeps me focused on the end goal. It's not the restrictive rules that help me, it's knowing that everything works together to re-create a lifestyle pattern that I can live with.I can't be perfect, but I can be consistent.
I took over the UK Midlands team in April 2009 with 119 members. We now have 248 & rising. Some of us have started meeting up for Sunday lunch every so often. The friendship & support in our team is phenomenal & I love them all to bits.
When I look at other people who seem to find fitness easy I remind myself that they are just the same as me and not superhuman.
In 2001 I weighed 190 pounds and I am 5ish.
Tired of ostracism? Rejection? Loneliness? You are the only one who can make a change. Do it. Follow spark people's plan. Exercise, and count your calories. It will work, if you put in the effort. Or, you can remain lazy and feel sorry for yourself.