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Article Teaser: Letís face itÖ. Losing weight and feeling great isnít easy. BUT the journey is well worth it!

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Tips and Motivational Advice for Keeping Fit One Day at a Time

Copyright (c) 2005-2017

Letís face itÖ.

Losing weight and feeling great isnít easy.

BUT the journey is well worth it!

Many people commit to their health and well being via a New Yearís resolution. Why not? The New Year is a great time to make a fresh start and commitment to your health.

How do you remain motivated however for an entire year?

The single most important piece of advice I can offer you is this:

Donít give up, and pick yourself back up when you stumble or fall.

Everyone slips here and there. Just because you had one cheat day doesnít mean your entire fitness and exercise program needs to be ruined. On the contrary. Everyone slips now and again.

The key to sticking with a program is to make the slips MUCH less frequent than the days you are firmly committed to your program.

So have that piece of chocolate on occasion and donít beat yourself up for it.

Here are some additional great ideas for staying motivated throughout the year:

Tip 1

Donít make a habit of skipping breakfast.

You should never skip breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day, and revs your metabolism to burn calories each and every day.

When you skip breakfast, you are more likely to overeat and then feel guilty later in the day.

Tip 2

Donít weigh yourself every day. In fact, you should weigh yourself only once a week, and when you do you should do it at the same time wearing nothing.

Why? Your weight actually fluctuates a good 2-5 pounds from day to day.

Much of this is associated with fluid retention, thus has nothing to do with your actual fat gain or loss. Weighing yourself too often can be discouraging rather than encouraging.

Tip 3


Grab a partner in crime.

Find someone that can be your Ďpartner in fitnessí. Call them when you are feeling unmotivated, and have them do the same.

You are more likely to stay motivated if you have someone to lean on when times get tough.

Tip 4


Donít skip a workout because you are tired.

Did you know that working out will actually help invigorate you? If you are truly exhausted, consider toning down your workout, but never give it up completely!

Tip 5


Reward yourself on occasion.

All work and no play is not the way to go when it comes to your overall health and well being.

Consider booking yourself for a massage or other pampering treat each month to keep you feeling great mentally and physically.


Last but not least, remember to take small steps.

Donít set outrageous goals. You wonít lose 10 pounds in one week, but you might lose up to 2.

Over inflated goals will only serve to defeat you in the long run. Set reasonable goals and you will find yourself much more motivated throughout the year!


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