How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
I had to realize I'm only human, which means I'm not perfect. And no matter how hard I fall I will always pick myself up and start again. You can always do a do over...just don't give up.
We can each choose one, only one target per week as long as it takes to wrap ourselves around that target. Once firmly tackled for at least 2 weeks, add another.
Example: I will only concentrate on doing ten leg lifts X3 daily. I can do this while sitting. Have at it!!!!!!
Every day I try on something that doesn't fit me the way it used to. Not being able to zip up one of my favorite dresses - that I wore only just a few years ago - is all the motivation I need to stay on track!
Spark People has been my lifesaver. Logging on everyday and reading all the info the site has to offer, articles, recipes, blogs, etc has kept me motivated. The support from the members here is AMAZING and they help keep me on track!
Ice cream is the one thing that I think "I can't live without". I save ~170 calories so that I can have a 1/2 cup of ice cream as a treat (everyday) and the little things that come up throughout the day (like cookies at work) don't look as good, knowing that I get to enjoy ice cream w/o cheating.
Knowing I will meet a friend in real life at 50 pounds is what is helping me along!!
My best secret is having my daughter in the program with me. We work together and keep each other motivated.
I have challenged a girlfriend and that keeps the spirit going
When you are out and about weather it be driving someplace or walking, give another runner/walker a thumbs up or tell them great job.
When things start to go wrong, when I don't want to eat what is on my tracker, when I don't want to...Yes the I don't want to, I am a grownup temper tantrum flairs is when I have to get moving....I find something to do...Usually, it is a hobby type things which in my case is crafts