Maintaining Motivation - Get Going and Get Gorgeous!

The first thing to do is identify your motivation... that's right, is it because you want to feel better, look better or challenge yourself?  It could be something totally different however you MUST identify what it is that makes you hungry for results?

Are you losing weight to prevent a serious health problem, such as diabetes or heart disease? Are you determined to look and feel great by next summer? Whatever your reason, you need to believe strongly in this and use it to keep your motivation firing. Remember that you need to do this for yourself - if you're losing weight to make someone else happy, it's going to be a very difficult journey. 

Believe in yourself and 
remember the most important thing, You can do this if you only TRY!

Lindy xx

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For the first time in my life I am happy with myself, I am finally comfortable in my own skin and I love life. This is a statement that I am proud to be able to say, and if you’d asked me nine years ago how I felt about myself, my answer would have been very different indeed. To tell the truth, my story starts the same as a million others, but the choices I made and the small changes I adopted changed my entire world… I’m no different to any other person, I’m not special or lucky, I just had a dream that I didn’t let go of.

How to Deal with Setbacks Become a "Bounce Back" Believer -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer We’ve all hit that bump in the road, the setback, the problem. What sets people apart is how they react to that bump. Are you one to spin out of control, in despair? Or do you grab a hold of that wheel and steer yourself straight? Whether it’s a school assignment, a work project, or a volunteer mission, we all encounter things that slow us down. You just have to keep in mind that a setback is only temporary and greater things lay ahead. It is easy just to quit, give up and ignore the hard work you have put into something.

When we eat too much, miss our target weight loss, or don’t get to the gym for a few days, we conveniently give up-- taking an all-or-nothing stand so that when we don’t achieve all, we have a built-in excuse to settle for nothing. What, then, can we do when we find our resolutions fizzling?

Brain Science And New Year's Resolutions By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, "I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps it's because escape is easier than change." Success psychologists say that 95% - 97% of the people in the world do NOT have written goals and fail, while 3-5% have written goals and succeed. If these statistics are correct, then Mr Rohn's observation really IS quite fascinating isn't it?

Body Image Test: How Do You Shape Up? How do you feel in your skin? Despite the fact that people come in all shapes and sizes, many of us are uncomfortable with our physiques and are engaged in a constant battle against the bulge. While we all know the health benefits of eating well and exercising regularly, many of us want to lose weight so that we look good. Sure, we'd like to be fitter, live longer and avoid health conditions such as diabetes. But we'd also like to look fabulous on the beach in a bikini, enjoy the experience of trying on clothes or feel comfortable having our photo taken. Feeling confident in the body you have comes naturally for some, although not all. Many of us feel self-conscious or awkward and avoid certain situations just because we feel too fat. These feelings may stem from childhood associations, taunts or teasing from friends or family members, or a lack of self-esteem.

Body Beautiful by Michelle McClintock, Psychologist The winter break is well and truly over and has probably seen us overindulge on food and/or alcohol. Spring and summer are just around the corner, and the lure of the beach is getting closer to the forefront of our minds. At this time of year many of my clients start talking about their bodies, their weight and their self-esteem.
Whether you call it a cossie, bathers, or togs, what is it about the thought of putting on a bathing suit that creates such a flood of obsessive and self-conscious thoughts and feelings? Just looking at one can cause panic to rise, and self-confidence to dip. Or could it be that it's not about the suit at all? Perhaps your self-consciousness is the real problem? We challenge you to do away with your self-consciousness this summer, and put on that bathing suit! You may find a lot more is helped by meeting this challenge.
There is so much confusing information about how to eat right, lose weight, be more energetic, look younger, de-stress, and be healthier, that it can leave you more confused than when you started!. I’m here to tell you that it’s really not all that complicated if you follow my seven rules for success program and try to implement my 10 tips below into your plan. You don’t have to fill your cupboards with mungbeans and spend hours doing cardio or at the gym every day, however you need to develop a balanced lifestyle that works for you and to enjoy life everyday. Here are some simple suggestions to live a long and healthy life and look great at the same time. Good huh!
How do you feel in your own skin? Feeling body confident comes naturally for a small percentage of people, but for most of us it's a struggle. Despite the fact that people come in all shapes and sizes, we often feel self-conscious or awkward in our own bodies. So what do the body-confident do, and know, that the rest of us don't? Read on to find out.

A great way to start your day is to focus on something positive! There are a number of things you can do, so read below for a sure fire start to get you buzzing for the day ahead! This is one of the rituals I use, when I am feeling flat and overwhelmed.