Re: Trying to duplicate weight loss I experienced after my breakup
Hi there! The best way would to be some kind of GOOD motivation to keep you going. I think the hardest part is just getting in the habit of a new exercise routine and healthy eating, but likely, after you get going and start seeing results, you'll get used to it! Once I start to see results, I get so motivated and want to keep going. I take care of myself, but I'll set some little "extras" things that I normally don't treat myself to as a reward for a good job of staying healthy. After a ton of tough training I went through, I rewarded myself with a pair of designer jeans! They were expensive, so I know I'll want to stay in shape so they will continue to fit. Little things like that keep me motivated.
I also talk to my friends as well and we share tips on staying in shape together. A lot of my coworkers recently started Weight Watchers and it's nice to be around them because they're always eating healthy and makes me do the same. Telling someone that you are trying to make healthy changes can be a good kind of motvation, because it can be embarrassing to mess up and eat bad when they know you're supposed to be eating right! I also may look at an old photo of myself or even of another person as motivation to get back to how I want to be!
Good luck to you! I hope all goes well for you. The most important thing is to be happy, so just remember to be good to yourself. Some people only reward themselves in life when they lose weight, but it's important to always be good to yourself and appreciate each little achievement you have. Even if it's one great workout or one day of avoiding junk food, it's on the right path and it's something to be proud of!