Rely On Your Habits Not Your Feelings
Don’t expect to wake up in the morning and have a wave of motivation hit you. Focus on practicing the right habits every day—whether you like them or not.
Choose to choose the things that are hard now so they become easier in the future. The more you practice the habits of doing the right thing (exercise, diet, getting your work done), the easier it becomes.
It’s hard until it becomes easy. Be the person who can say, “I can do hard things.” Learn that you can do things you didn’t think you could do.
Here’s the thing on this one…it WAS a habit for almost two years, and then it wasn’t a habit for about 3 or 4 months. And now, it is MUCH harder than it was but, if I remember this tip, it will become easier again, right? 2 months ago
STOP WAITING FOR MOTIVATION TO SHOW UP!
Imagine if you saw me walking in the street in front of my office and you asked me, “Why are you walking back and forth?” and I answered, “I am looking for my motivation. When I find it, I’ll go to work.”
Motivation is not the same thing as making a choice to act in your interests. Don’t wait for your motivation to push you forward. Allow your goals to pull you toward the future. Act on your interests and values, not your feelings. 2 months ago
So, I have been struggling with this for a couple of months now. After getting frustrated with working hard but not losing any weight for months on end, I started slacking and have let a total of 10 pounds creep back onto my body. My head and my heart are screaming bloody murder but my body just says, “Pshaw!” I refuse to let my soft body win on this. I really do want this. So, I found an article on “Regaining Motivation” from Huffington Post. It has five tips. Here is tip one and it seems like a good one:
Keep Your Goals In Front Of You
Start with deciding on your goals, rather than focusing on how you feel.
Make a decision to become the person you want to be by doing what you don’t really want to do.
Decide that you are going to be the person who loses weight, gets the job done and builds friendships. This means you will have to do what you don’t want to do to become the person you want to be. 2 months ago
I have been in the same 4 pound range since September of 2011. I am working out and eating right and I want to lose more weight but I am not stressing about it. Hey, at least I am not gaining! 10 months ago