What motivates you? Looking for inspiration.

Dec 22, 2020
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I'm wondering about the little things you do that actually get you to exercise and measure and track your food, put down the cake, etc.

For example, when I first started with MFP about 4 weeks ago, I took a picture of myself in a bikini, printed it out, and put it on the fridge. I plan to do it again once I reach my mini goal and put it next to the first one. I will do this every 5 lbs until I reach my goal weight/measurements.

On the wall in front of the space where I workout, I've printed out a picture of a celebrity body that I resemble when I'm in my best shape. I've already looked like this so I'm not going after an unattainable ideal. I've cut off the head and have thought about pasting my own face on it. I've read about this trick in diet books. I look at this body when I'm working out, especially if I feel my energy slumping.

I also have 2 signs on that wall that say, "just do it" and "you're going to feel great after it's done." So far this wall technique has gotten me to workout 6 days a week. And i read fitness blogs and magazines; looking at perfect people can motivate more!! Blog runs a pretty blog about weight losing and i find some motivation at Nurital.
 
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Taking pictures of yourself, before and after are a good incentive and motivational.
If having difficulty in any form of exercise, then walking is always a good starting point.
 
Mar 19, 2020
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The knowing that the universe is temporary and everything I can do and will ever do is now. I'm athiest, so my end goal isn't to get to heaven and I don't think there is a life after death. And while that may seem like it is sad to some, it really is quite liberating. When I'm feeling down or in a depressive episode (it runs in the family), it is important to remember that I'm wasting my time being like this. I should just go and do something, I only have so long to enjoy life. Finish my to-do list and I have improved something, making my slice of the world better.

oh you mean like motivation for getting through a long plank

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Feb 8, 2021
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I'm wondering about the little things you do that actually get you to exercise and measure and track your food, put down the cake, etc.

For example, when I first started with MFP about 4 weeks ago, I took a picture of myself in a bikini, printed it out, and put it on the fridge. I plan to do it again once I reach my mini goal and put it next to the first one. I will do this every 5 lbs until I reach my goal weight/measurements.

On the wall in front of the space where I workout, I've printed out a picture of a celebrity body that I resemble when I'm in my best shape. I've already looked like this so I'm not going after an unattainable ideal. I've cut off the head and have thought about pasting my own face on it. I've read about this trick in diet books. I look at this body when I'm working out, especially if I feel my energy slumping.

I also have 2 signs on that wall that say, "just do it" and "you're going to feel great after it's done." So far this wall technique has gotten me to workout 6 days a week. And i read fitness blogs and magazines; looking at perfect people can motivate more!! Blog runs a pretty blog about weight losing and i find some motivation at Nurital.
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  • analysing complex data in order to draw clear and simple conclusions.
  • working well as part of a team.
 

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