Right now, I'm doing the Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30. Her videos are 30 minutes and she's hard core.
5. Drink WATER
Before losing weight, I never drank water. Now, I have to have it!! I wake up wanting water, I go to bed drinking water, I drink it all day and now I crave it. I never ever would have thought I would love water; but now I do!
6. Stay CONNECTED!
Join some sort of motivation group and stay plugged in. I've joined a group on Facebook called Mama Laughlin's Fit Camp and it's a place where people post pointers, tips, success stories and lots of other things. I also joined a contest with a group at one point and we weighed in every Wednesday. Find people you can connect with. It will motivate you and make you feel GOOD!
7. Take BEFORE, DURING and AFTER pictures.
These seriously motivate me. I hate to look at myself but I love seeing the comparisons. When you feel down or just need some inspiration look at your before picture. I also have a picture on my fridge on me back in college and I see it every time I get food out. It's a constant reminder.
This was big for me because I used to stop for breakfast all the time. I never do this anymore and if I get anything fast food it's usually Chick-fil-a or Subway.
9. GO to the grocery store.
One of the reasons I ate bad in the past was because that's all I had in my house. I also don't have the time to browse in the grocery store anymore but now I MAKE the time. Have healthy options available in your house. Don't buy junk, sodas, candy, etc. If you don't have it, you won't eat it. Search Pinterest for great recipes. Follow people's Instagram food pages. Try new things. In the morning I usually have a fruit and bar, at lunch I eat a salad and leftovers or sandwiches (with no bread or little), for dinner we usually have some sort of meat or chicken baked, a veggie and salad. I also always have snacks available. Don't starve yourself...eat when you're hungry.
10. Stay POSITIVE and FOCUSED.
Create reachable goals and work toward them. Tell yourself, that once you get to this point, you'll go and do something for yourself. One of my big goals, was a trip to New York. I wanted to be a certain weight before then and it was such a motivator. Then, we went to Mexico and I didn't want to be the fat girl in a Mommy bathing suit anymore. I work toward goals. When you grow out of your clothes, GET RID of them. You can't go back. Buy new things for yourself and feel good in your new skin.
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