Friday, January 8, 2010

Change for a Lifetime
When Motivation Lags

At some point in your journey toward eating better and becoming more active, it's inevitable that you'll face a lapse in motivation. After all, at the rate of 1 to 2 pounds a week, weight loss can seem like a slow journey. But as the old fable of the tortoise and the hare illustrates, slow and steady wins the race. Week after week, those pounds will add up sooner than you might think! After all, 2 pounds a week is 26 pounds in three months and 52 pounds in six months! In the meantime, try these tips for keeping your eyes on the prize:

  • Look for inspiration. Draw motivation by readinginspirational quotes or the biography of someone who faced her weight battle and won.
  • Buddy up. Find another person who shares your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Challenge each other to keep going.
  • Write in your journal. Turn to your journal to see how far you've come, remind yourself why you're doing this, and clarify what obstacles might be getting in the way.

Keep reading for more tips to help you stay on track!

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