How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn
How this trick helps me to keep motivated in my workouts AND keep my long distance relationship strong!
When there are people in your life, that make comments that are not helpful and hurt your willpower - Use them as additional motivation. Just remember if you stay with your goals and good habits, they will be the ones left in the dust.
At the end of the day, think about the three best things that happened during the day. This allows you to end your day on a positive note.
#1 Set a major goal, but follow a path.
#2 Finish what you start.
#3 Socialize with others of similar interest.
#4 Learn how to learn.
#5 Harmonize natural talent with interest that motivates.
#6 Increase knowledge on subjects that inspires.
#7 Take risk
By getting a partner to work out with you will have someone else help you stay motivated. If you don't want to get out of bed one morning to go to the gym, your partner will say let's get going. By your partner helping you, you are helping him/her. You both stay motivated!!!
We all have goals and someone might not have a weight loss challenge, but something else. Find out their goals and turn their journey into a challenge between you both. My husband is quitting smoking; my brother is working on cleaning out the attic little by little & a friend is weining off soda!
I love fitness magazines. Besides giving you motivation to keep growing through the rough bumps that any lifestyle change can encounter, it has amazing recipes, tips for working out and awesome life secrets just to make yourself feel better everyday.
It seems like we can all see and appreciate the successes in others, but what about your own successes? Do you acknowledge how great you are when you eat grilled chicken instead of a cheeseburger with fries? What about each glass of water you drink? Each bite of fruit or veggie? Success is yours!
Each morning I write a list of things that make me smile. I write one thing for each year I have been alive. I keep the list in my calendar and when I am feeling less then motivated I take it out and remind my self of the reasons I have to smile!