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Finding Motivation to Get Fit
How I found motivation to lose weight, get in shape and help others to do the same.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter's chill tests motivation

Hey, gang, hope you've all been doing better than I have these past few months. I've had some great workouts but it seems I'm having a hard time watching my diet. My weight has shot up and although I am physically stronger and in better over all health, my belly has found its way back!

This is the time of year when depression can set it. If you need to get in better shape start today. Don't wait until January to start a New Year's resolution you won't keep. Get started now. Start small. Pick a simple goal. Lose two pounds in a week. Lose another pound next week. In a few weeks you'll be down five pounds and then the next five will be another few weeks away.

Is it really that easy? No, of course not. You're going to want to have an extra roll at your favorite restaurant. You'll want to drink a couple of refills of sweet tea, maybe an extra candy bar. Those are the tough decisions you have to find the motivation to make and enforce. Getting started is the most difficult part. Like the old Christmas song... "put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking across the floor..." That's the idea. One day at a time and keep finding success.

Good luck and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and the best motivation!