Can't stay motivated... It's so hard
I can't stay motivated. ANd I can't seem to stick with eating healthy! HElp?by: Owens535
Getting fit can be hard work I won't let, but the payoff is greater than any struggle. Most often I start with my clients and have them identify their "why." Why do want to get healthy, lose weight, get fit, etc. Post this on a post it somewhere you see everyday like your bathroom mirror so you have a constant reminder. Also remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. Its a lifestyle change so do things in moderation. Reward yourself for achievements with a massage, or a new outfit. You become an inspiration to so many around you as you conquer your goals and feel and look great. Find an accountability partner to do it with you. The hardest thing is to start and get consistent. Once you get past that phase and you lock in it becomes routine. You CAN do this. I, along with everyone here in this community, is here for YOU! Let's rock and roll right into this new year!
For me I have been working to increase my ranking. I don't know what the ranking is or if it gets me any advantages, but I feel a little boost when I get closer to leveling up. This might work for you. The other thing I would suggest is to tell someone about your goals and make yourself accountable to them. If you have to report to someone, it will make you more likely to work out. Not sure how to help you with the healthy eating, as that is a real vice for me as well. Good luck.
There is no doubt that this takes real commitment. I sought out lower calorie items to help me eat healthy. Walden Farms makes a great assortment of items that are ZERO calories, and they taste great. Like you, at first I hated the exercising, but after about a month, I don't miss a day, because I love the way I feel afterward. I usually do one or two Daily Burn sessions, almost always a yoga session, and then I hit the treadmill. I'm 61, and my goal is to lose 100lbs. You have to be willing to make a life change for this to work, but in the long run, it's worth it. Do what I did--make a 6-week commitment and agree with yourself that you will see how you feel after six weeks--my guess is that if you stick with it, like me, you'll feel so good, you'll want to stick with it.
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