Then, reality hits me and I am back in my own world with the stresses of deadlines, grading, etc... It happens with the weight loss too. I get motivation from watching those weight loss shows like my favorite- Biggest Loser, but afterwards when you are dealing with your own reality it all of a sudden it can feel overwhelming.
So here is what I do to keep that momentum going and don't crash after seeing something so inspiring-
- Refocus on your goals- What do you really want? I want to be healthy, happy and balanced- spiritually, mentally, and physically.
- Reality check- What is reasonable? Exercising 3-4 times a week, eating dessert once a week, portioning my food daily, drinking my 64 oz of water daily, taking my ukulele lessons weekly, spending time with my family daily, and losing 1-2 pounds a week.
- Relook at the benefits- What do I gain? I feel healthier, stronger, and have energy to do all the things that are important to me.
- Reward yourself- How do I celebrate my successes? I plan active playtime with my family and friends- going to the playground, zoo, museum, beach, hike, bike, etc. Or I buy myself a new book to read, or go get a pedicure, etc.
YOU CAN DO IT!
NEVER GIVE UP!