Motivation: Motive meaning why? and ation which is missing it's "c" for action!
And now I will wave my magic wand and you will all be motivated to lose weight!
Yeah, I made that up, and it sounds good doesn't it. Almost as good as having a magic wand!

So what really is motivation? I think maybe a better question is, what is YOUR motivation? Or how do YOU get motivated?

~Eliminate fear and procrastination.
~Focus on positives not negatives.
~Make a list off all your reasons for weightloss including health benefits.
~Reward yourself! Getting something for your efforts can be encouraging.
~Keep records. Seeing what you have accomplished so far gives motivation to do more. What could be more motivating than results?
~Listen to music or books on tape, etc. If you're exercising inside, set up a TV so that you can watch it while exercising.
~Train for a local 5K or 10K walk or run in your area. This can be great motivation to exercise on a regular basis. Don't think you can't do it...YOU CAN!
~Join a team or support group. All for one and one for all. GO TEAM!
~Read motivational articles, blogs or quotes, choose one as your theme or mantra.
~Make the effort to look as good as you can while you lose weight to boost your morale. What makes the best weight loss motivation - You slopping around in old baggy clothes, thinking about how bad you feel, or looking your best at whatever stage you're at, wearing clothes which fit and being optimistic?
~Get rid of any clothes that are too big for you as soon as you lose weight. Anyone with a fat set of clothes is expecting to fit them again and actions often follow expectations, before you know it you'll be wearing them again.

"'Now' is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating."
Barbara Sher, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (I have not read this book, just found the quote on a website.)

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