10 Motivational Hints to Empower Beauty

December 7

Beginning a fitness program take guts. It also requires inspiration and determination. Many women begin an exercise and diet program full of guts, inspiration and determination; but somewhere between day number two and day number 60, the motivation ceases to exist. Sadly, once the motivation is lost, all the guts, inspiration and determination in the world don’t seem enough to get you back into the groove.

Follow these 10 helpful tips to keep you motivated for the 90-day challenge to Empower Beauty.

1. Prioritize your goals. Long term goal: up to 12 months for fitness, medium range goal should be at a 3 month marker and short term goal could be at 2 weeks. Post these somewhere that you will see them every day.
2. Confide your fitness goals to three positive minded people. This is not a time for nay-sayers so you want to announce your goals to people who believe in success.
3. Find a partner or friend to exercise with. If none of your friends are game, then hire a personal trainer or try to befriend someone at the gym. Having someone to work out with makes it much more enjoyable and less boring.
4. Plan your meals ahead of time. Nothing throws off a diet more than not having easily accessible healthy foods to eat. Deny temptation by replacing sugar laden and fatty foods with healthy whole foods that are deliciously appetizing.
5. Create a journal to keep account of what you eat and drink each day. Be sure to record all of your physical activities too. Charting your progress helps to keep you motivated to keep improving.
6. Remember that everyone is unique and realize that it may take you longer to lose weight than someone else. Don’t let that discourage you from working towards your goal.
7. Start each day with a positive affirmation. Concentrate on what you are rather than what you are not.
8. Reward yourself for your achievements. A new blouse or new jeans can really make you feel special about the weight you have already lost, and will help to keep you motivated to continue your fitness regimen.
9. Make healthy eating a family affair. Enlist family members to help in food preparation and swap fatty, calorie laden foods with healthier choices.
10. Mix up your exercise routine. Pick 3 days a week to participate in Fun activities. Swimming, bike riding, skating, running or even walking are all fun ways to get aerobic exercise.

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  1. Great tips – so true!

    My fun activities are Zumba – twice a week (I’m hooked on it) and walking my dog in the morning before work (at least one mile, every day). The dog loves it and so do I!

  2. Barbara on 12/07/2009 at 4:04 pm
  3. A great top ten list of to-do’s to remain dedicated to improving your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. If I were to add one thing, it would be to item number one. Not only must one prioritize the goals, but one must make sure that they are realistic goals and can actually be achieved in the time frame desired. Great post!

  4. Matt Davidson on 12/07/2009 at 4:09 pm
  5. So true! I just started a life changing fitness program and I do Zumba also and 3 mile walking..I workout everyday. I have such encourging friends, even though I work everyday I make time for my nightly routine and it works! I’ve lost 16.5lbs since 11/11 and 60 lbs to go.

  6. fitat40gpa on 12/10/2009 at 2:38 pm
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  8. uberVU on 12/19/2009 at 3:12 pm
  9. I saw this on twitter and I’m positive this piece of advice will help me out :) thanks a lot.

  10. Sarah on 05/22/2010 at 2:41 am
  11. yaa…. diz one too gud ….. i need to increace my height …. please help me out …

  12. Wesly on 03/13/2011 at 1:20 pm
  13. Love this article 10 very real tips on how to stay focused.

    The idea that I love the best is even if you can’t find a buddy to work with you can still ask someone to be your accountability partner.

    This can be done face to face, email, facebook or any way that you can connect on a daily basis or at the very least on a weekly basis telling them what the weeks activities have been.

    I would suggest for the first 30days check in daily if you can.

    Also remember to ask someone to be you accountability buddy you now WILL kick you in the pants if you need it (in an empowering way of course :)) Ask them to remind you of your goals

    Thanks again for the article


  14. Dawn Fritsch on 07/14/2011 at 7:35 am
  15. Excellent tips, I cannot agree with No.2 more. So many of my clients seem to be surrounded by people all too willing to put them down or belittle their efforts.

  16. Pete Luxford on 12/14/2011 at 4:01 am

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