(Closed) Accountability

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Find something else to motivate you.  Like I find clothes shopping to be so much better when I’m thinner.  I love how my body feels harder, and I don’t feel my stomach jiggle as much when I do things.  I like not feeling bad in my own body.  Those work for me.  If that doesn’t work for you, maybe put on your clothes from when you were 10 lbs lighter and notice that they feel tighter. 

You can also do fitness goals.  For example, sign up for a 5K or 10K, or something with a team liek tough mudder.  I think finding a friend is the BEST motivator.  I know my gym offers a small training weight loss group so you are workign out with and dieting with a team for 8 weeks, see if you can find something like that in your area.  That could also help.  

Post # 4
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Ireland: I always treat myself in ways I would never otherwise when I start feeling unmotivated.  I set a realistic goal (ex. workout 4 days this week, or eat good at least 6 days this week) and then treat myself to a pedicure on the last day if I have reached it.  Or massage, or new clothes when I meet a weight loss goal.  The key for me was making the goals very short term and attainable, so that I would be getting a treat more often for it.  I also had a friend of mine who was very much into fitness keep me accountable.  I would text or call her every day or so and let her know (honestly) what i ate or if I did my workout.  If I slacked she would just say something positive like “well lets get back on track tomorrow with a salad for lunch instead of taco bell…” etc… I felt if my attempts were public I would have less excuses. 
Good Luck!!!

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