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10 Unique Diet & Exercise Motivation Tips

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10 Unique Diet & Exercise Motivation Tips

By Laurel House, Planet Green

Sometimes, regardless of the fact that you know you should workout, you just somehow can’t convince yourself to. In fact, you have pretty much become a pro at convincing yourself otherwise. You are able to justify exactly why you don’t have to work out and why it’s ok for you to eat that entire bag of M&Ms — until the next am when you regret that decision. Here are 10 ways to motivate yourself to stay on your fit plan.

1. Psych Yourself Up!:
Pretend you’re a boxer, a marathon runner, a professional athlete, be a fast running gazelle — it sounds corny, but it works. Get yourself in that mindset, be the boxer, get yourself pumped up, channel Rocky if you want. See it, feel it, see the environment you would be in. The point is to get your head in the game and out of your “I don’t feel like working out” head.

2. No-More Piggy Bank:
Every time I REALLY don’t want to work out, but do anyway, or every time I SO BADLY want a brownie but make a cup of tea instead, I put $1 in my No-More Piggy, also called a “Fit Bank.” Once it adds up a bit, I get to spend it anyway I want! Then when I’m strutting around with my new sexy stilettos, I’ll be able to think “my workouts and fit mindset bought this for me…”

3. Photo at your Heaviest:
If you have an old pic at your heaviest, place it where you will remind yourself to get fit. So, if food is your issue: put it in the kitchen — on your fridge, in your pantry, in your freezer, on your counter — wherever you are going to see it before eating foods that you know you don’t need to eat. If your issue is exercise, put that pic on your closet door to remind you to grab your sneakers, put it next to your alarm clock so that when you go to hit “snooze” you see it and decide to get up and exercise instead.

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4:08AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

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12:04AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

thanks

11:40AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Thank you

8:47PM PDT on May 8, 2011

I meant like! Sorry!

8:47PM PDT on May 8, 2011

Lje the "fit bank" tip

11:53AM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Thanks. I need real encourages from Sam.

5:58AM PDT on Apr 15, 2011

really enjoyed these; might start a "fit bank" of my own

4:23AM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

oooooh, this stuff could help.
i already imagine myself doing weird things when i work out, it really helps too !

7:58AM PDT on Apr 6, 2011

thanks for sharing

6:10PM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

thanks!

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