Take a before picture, study it and focus on the parts of you that you like. Focus on whats good!
Make a note of what you want:
5 goals for the new year
Break each goal down into five smaller goals of how you’re going to achieve them.
For example, goals could be:
I want to lose 5kg of fat in February.
Get hydrated to reduce the need to snack on those not so good foods.
Yes, you know which ones I’m talking about don’t you?
In many cases I found I would go to grab a snack, then realized I’d not had a drink of water for five hours, I’d eaten but I hadn’t had water?
Normally after drinking a few mouth-fulls the want for chocolate or the like had diapered.
Have you ever realized you had grabbed for something then afterthought, I didn’t really need that or I really don’t feel any better for having it?
Well its very easy with today’s pace of life to completely forget about hydration and ignore or confuse the messages that your body sends you.
Opting for a coffee only worsens the problem of hydration.
Why do you think you see some many fitness professionals walking about with bottles of water?
Hydration is your number one priority if you want to build health.
Motivation to improve your health comes in many forms.
Seems most are motivated, short term by wanting to look like someone else on a mag or website, this dies very quickly when they realize its not them!
Long term motivation comes fairly late and sometimes out of necessity, which unfortunately in some cases are when dis-ease has started, or surface issues/indicators like skin reactions show.
Let your own health and indications of feeling great, looking well be the biggest factors to motivating you. Then you won’t have any limiting factors to your motivation long term!
I’d love to know, what really motivated you in the short and long term?