(Closed) Staying motivated: not easy to do

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissFireFlower:  It’s probably the going from nothing to all to nothing that’s killing your motivation.  Instead of saying, “I’m going to workout 7 days a week and eat healthy for every meal”, focus on getting some form of exercise for 30+ minutes 4-5 times per week.  That will keep it from feeling too extreme.  Then, if you get in more, it’s a bonus, but you’re not setting yourself up for a let-down.  Same thing with the food; commit to making healthy choices most of the time, and then let yourself have a treat each day so you aren’t feeling like you’re on a diet.  If you call it a diet, you will always be looking for the diet to end.  But if you call it a lifestyle change, then you can commit to it long-term. I know you can do it!  

Post # 4
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Do you have a friend who can exercise with you? I never stay”on the wagon” long when I try to go it alone, but joining a gym with classesthat I can attend, and swapping recipes with other diet-concious friends has helped me keep motivated.  For a while I even had a girl’s group where we got together each week and rotated who cooked a healthy dinner (with pre-set rules to fit in everyone’s diet plan) to help inspire us and keep up all motivated. 

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