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I find that logging in every day and doing the activities, like answering the trivia questions and reading articles, help keep me focused on the process of fitness and weight loss/maintenance. Earning points for these activities is rewarding, too. Enjoy!
You - and only you - have the power to make changes that will improve your life. You control your destiny. Where you are today is because of choices you made in the past, and where you will be tomorrow is because of choices you make today. Embrace that power and choose to live a healthier life.
I had to change my mindset for times I would "slip". No more beating myself up... now, it's "A new opportunity to be successful!" How lucky am I that I can start again? I don't wait for the next day to start fresh... I do it with the next MEAL! Soon the little successes snowball to big success!
Just discovered stickers. I have a monthly calendar that every day I exercise, I put a sticker on the day. It is encouraging to see when you can go for different lengths of consistent stickers. And sometimes, it even encourages me to do it when I don't fell like it, just to keep a streak going.
One of the biggest things Ive learned is to take things one day at a time! Sometimes even one hour/minute at a time! Some days we may have to trudge or crawl to get through the day. The key is to NEVER GIVE UP and each day/hour is another chance to do things better than the day/hour before!
Sharing the sayings,Quotas you receive or have heard that keep you positive and on Track.I am going to use the ones I receive from my Angel calendar each day as they help me stay focus and always see the brighter side to whatever I may be facing.
Don't give up what you want most in life for what you want most at this moment. That's the sign I have on my fridge under the picture of me at my heaviest. I want to be healthy for the rest of my life more than I want that cookie or piece of candy right now.
There is a song by Donald Lawrence called Encourage Yourself that really keeps me motivated when I feel like I'm just not there yet.