Did you give up carbs with us? How is it going?
Full disclosure? I’ve done better. I’ve had a sinus infection for the past couple of weeks and planning when you don’t feel good is really hard. Today I’m feeling much better and feel back on track. My client has lost more than 5 lbs already! She committed and went right to it. So proud of her.
Did you try it and decide it wasn’t for you? I always think you can do this BUT maybe you just aren’t in the headspace to do it right now. That’s okay. If you are looking for other motivation, I always think money is a good motivator. Last year my husband and I made a bet with my brother. The bet was for a good amount of money and the deal was that we all had to lose 10% of our body weight. If you reach the goal, you keep your money, if not, you hand it over. Interestingly, none of us wanted to give that money up and we all made our goal. We’ve done it a couple of times since then and it always seems to work for us. There is a fun website called www.dietbet.com and you can join groups of people who are betting money that they’ll lose weight. Your contribution is generally pretty doable (about $30) and if you reach your goal, you split the pot with the others who made it. If you don’t reach your goal, you lose your money and the others split it. I have a client who is participating and she really seems motivated and more aware of what she is putting into her body.
The gym I train at Longmont is starting a Summer Shred Challenge next week. The ladies work in teams to reach their goals and win lots of fabulous prizes at the end. It’s a lot of fun and we always have great success getting the gals to their goals. You can check it out here.
What are some other ways you motivate yourself to reach your health goals?