How do you stay motivated? I can only go a week at a time without falling off the wagon and eating like crap and not exercising.
Well for me its a lifestyle i love… its not a diet im on. I dont deprive myself… i dont tell myself i cant eat chocolate. If i want chocolate i eat it… but when i eat it all i want is a square or 1-2 rows of chocolate, i dont need to eat the whole bar.
I love healthy eating its delicious and fills me with energy, but i also love ben and jerrys and chocolate so eat that when i crave it.
I love all forms of exercise and each morning i wake up filled with energy and am happy to have energy. To be able to eat delicious food, to be able to exercise. To lift heavy weights or run fast!!! I love it.
So make it a lifestyle… dont starve or deprive yourself.
Have a goal you are working towards and know how to reach the goal.
See it as a journey, not just something you wikll do for a short period of time.
Find YOUR balance and moderation. Dont just follow what everyone else is going… find what works for you.
Dont forget to live life as well… eat healthy and exercise whilst also having fun, being healthy, spending time wtih friends etc
Make small changes all the time to make it a lifestyle and make it a long term thing.
Find what YOU enjoy doing…. be happy to wake up and be able to exercise and eat healthy.
Dont see it as falling off the wagon… because what wagon is there? You can decide to go for a walk now instead of sitting and watching TV. Or you can decide that your next meal will be a healthy one not burgers and fries… you ALWAYS have the choice.
Find motivational songs, buy new workouts clothes, have mini goals you want to reach, have healthy food in your house. Make a routine and habit of working out a few times a week and eating healthy 5/6 meals.