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Tell the world how awesome you are, even if it's for something small. Post it in your status, shout it out in your blog. Give yourself the praise you deserve! Toot your own horn! This will help you focus on the positives rather than focusing on the work remaining to be done.
It is so much easier to follow through on what you want to do when you have someone who will check up on you and that you can check up on to see how you are doing. It is so nice to have someone who will cheer you on and give you the motivation you need to continue.
I start my day with exercise. I find it gives me more energy throughout the day and that I am more alert and productive after I have exercised. Then, I do not have to fight with myself at the end of the day to go work out when I am tired and ready to relax. I feel positive because I exercised.
The local Y has exercise or eating challenges about every month or two. I have been doing them to stay motivated. It makes the exercise and being healthy more interesting.