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Remember, your weight came on slowly year after year. In order to loose the weight, stick with it. You may see results right away, and you may not. Stay with your goals and little by little it will come off as it came on. Slow and Steady.
If you're struggling with your workouts, feeling overwhelmed with stress, not sure where to get advice from or just plain need someone to talk to, ask for help. Knowing someone is on your side can be the biggest help!
Every time I've hit a low, this magic trick has worked for me: send a shout out on Spark-- a blog, a help line on a team conversation, a huddle...the reassurance that others who have been there are there for you now makes it impossible to stay negative for very long.
When I feel stormclouds of frustration entering my mind, I purposefully and mindfully bring back the sunlight by stopping whatever I'm doing, and taking a quick stretch or walk break. A simple trip to the most-distant water fountain in the building can shake off the negativity!
You're only human. Sometimes, you'll miss workouts and eat too much. It happens. When it does, don't waste even more energy beating yourself up over it. Accept it as a break from your program and then get right back to making healthier choices.
I believe it's important to be honest with yourself about positive and negative choices. However, I've discovered that I am my own worst critic and that I can kill my motivation faster than any outside force ever could. I taught myself to be as kind to me as I am to others and not beat myself up.