Saturday, January 28, 2012

How do you motivate yourself?

What do you do to motivate yourself to live healthy, eat right, and exercise?

13 comments:

  1. I do a combination of things

    1. Weigh myself
    2. Online shop for items I would *love* to wear
    3. Take lots of pictures of myself
    4. Fake it until I make it :)

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  2. If I don't I'm not happy with the person I become. I'm happier when I exercise and treat my body well with good food! When I binge or stop exercising everything goes down the tubes.

    I also set out my workout clothes the night before and just get up and DO IT! No thinking required, no talking myself out of it.

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  3. You know what? With you asking that flat out, I can't think of a thing! I think that once I got into Onderland, my motivation just left. My goal was to get under 200. That wasn't my final goal. But that was the first thing I was looking for. Since I have gotten there, I have continuously bounced between 193 and 197. This is something I need to think on.

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  4. I have a board filled with motivational quotes to reflect on a list of my reasons why I WANT a healthier lifestyle. It may sound cheesy, but a goal poster helps too - pin to the back of your closet door. :)

    It would definitely be harder if I had no support from my family and friends, but I'm fortunate they are great cheerleaders and some have decided to start their own journey.

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  5. The scale!!! Its what motivating me right now!

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  6. I get in a funk from time to time when I just don't want to do it anymore. It's times like these that I look outward for inspiration. I will listen to some music, look at photos of myself when I was thinner or watch an old episode of the Biggest Loser. I also get to a meeting!

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  7. i just think about something that will be going on in the future like the beach this year and i think about how i want to feel and how i want to look mostly how i want to run on the beach and have energy to do things with my lil man down there and it keep s me motivated
    basically think abou the future and what you want in the future

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  8. The scale. Other motivational blogs. I know that I can do this, sometimes I just need a little push!

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  9. usually how I feel when I'm doing it and after is enough motivation for me. I also am motivated by blogs because of the virtual challenge/races and others stories.

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  10. I know this may sound crazy, but when I am struggling, I make lists of what I need to do so that I can mark them off.

    Example:
    Workout 30 minutes
    Eat 2 probiotics
    Eat 2 fruit servings
    ETC..

    There is just something about marking if off that helps me mentally...and I WANT to mark off the entire list :)

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  11. Browsing the comments looking for answers. Lord knows I don't have the answer!

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  12. I just started trying to get fit at the beginning of january so right now I'm focusing on looking at pictures of people that I would like to look like. :) my other (more important) motivation is the way that I know I feel after exercising!

    Shannon
    Http://www.everystepcounts365.wordpress.com

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  13. by reminding myself when I cant do it for ME i have to do it for my daughter.

    xo

    MizFit

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