100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS--DAY 41
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10,2013
MOTIVATION IS A CHOICE
I just can't seem to get myself motivated? Do these words sound familiar? YES
Even the most dedicated dieters will sometimes feel at loss as to how to get going.
Motivation affects everything! From staying on your diet to cleaning your house, it provides the power behind all of your actions and helps you follow through with good
intentions. Motivation becomes the push that helps you get thiings done.
When motivation is strong, you might not even realize it or give it much thought. But when it goes away, you're usually in big trouble! Often you won't have any idea where it went or how to get it back.
Unfortunately, your motivation doesn't drop out of the sky or sudden reappear after an absence. You can't open the junk drawer and shout, "LOOK! I just found my motivation!"
Every once in a while, you just need a way to jump-start your actions as well as keep yourself moving once you get started.
CREATE IT YOURSELF
Although it may seem as if it simply pops up unexpectedly, motivation is actually a choice. You creat it yourself through your thoughts, your self-talk, and your attitude.
Even when you don't have a shred of energy, you can still access your motivation if you want to.
Because your drive and energy originate inside your head, you have the ability to motivate yourself anytime you want. You just have to get up out of your chair and make it happen.
INVENT NEW TRICKS
Instead of waiting for inspiration to hit, you can learn how to build it yourself. To do this, you have to invent new tricks and create fresh ideas that will inspire you toward action.Pick an area you'd like to change and then make a list of every possible action you could take that would move you toward that desired goal. For example, to get your exercise program back on track, your list might include:
>>>>>>>>Set my alarm earlier.
>>>>>>>>Lay out my exercise clothes.
>>>>>>>>Put a water bottle in the refrigerator.
>>>>>>>>Buy a new CD of energizing music.
Then simply do the things on your list and surprise---you'll have boosted your motivation! You may still have to push yourself during times when you don't feel like doing your exercise. But if you know how to get yourself started, you'll always be able to make progress.
**In your notebook write the words "Motivation is a choice." Focus on accepting and believing this.
***MOTIVATION IS A CHOICE
**Write down a few tricks and ideas that have helped boost your motivation in the past.
***KEEP COLD WATER IN THE FRIG AT ALL TIMES.
EXERCISE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.
**Do at least one of these today. For example, you might set your exercise shoes in front of the door
to help motivate you to take your walk.
***WATER IS IN THE FRIDG AND DID MY WII FIT PLUS FIRST THING THIS MORNING.
AND WENT BOWLING TODAY.