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10 Unique Diet & Exercise Motivation Tips

8. Post-Its in the Pantry:
Find yourself opening the refrigerator door and eyeballing everything (as if you don’t already know what it’s stocked with), perusing the pantry, and riffling through the freezer, even when you’re still full from dinner? I do. Waaaaaay too often. I am great at late-night self-convincing that enjoying a few (or a heaping handful) of M&Ms is “okay” and that, no, I won’t regret it in the morning. Instead, I place Post-It notes with little reminders that I shouldn’t eat that cookie, alternatives to eating that cookie, and, worst case — the result of eating that cookie: weight gain.

9. Strip!:
If you’re having a hard time motivating, strip down to your eco skivvies and face yourself in the mirror. It’s not about looking for flaws, it’s about looking at where you stand right now and being honest about it. Yes, I could use a run right now. No, I really don’t want to paste that cookie to the side of my thighs…

10. Say It Out Loud!:
Yes, if you are about to mindlessly snack, take it out of your mind and make the announcement: “I am now eating this entire bowl of leftover pasta because I’m bored, not hungry, even though I know it will go right to my butt.” If not working out is your issue. Say “I am not going to work out right now because I would prefer be lazy and not address the fact that I need to get healthy. I am making the decision to prolong and even worsen my health and make my weight loss journey take even longer.” Chances are your statement will make you think better of it.

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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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