Motivation!!!

Every single person needs some kind of motivational tool…hell, I have NUMEROUS…..

Everytime I feel myself getting to a point where I feel like I am slowly down I do something new.

1) Magnets on the fridge with funny inspiration quotes….


2) Mini magnets on the fridge with weights on them…every time I lose weight I take one down, when I gain I put one┬áback

 

and my favorite one….

 

A goals poster… drew one and wrote all my goals on it…about 40… when I reach a goals I’m gonna mark it off and put 10 dollars in an old pickle jar….. by the time I finish the goals I’ll have 400 dollars to spend!!! I’ve got all kinds of goals – reach my goal weight, run 5k, walk 150 miles…that kind of thing…

 

Everything is made by me….so it’s more personal… kind of like “hey… look at me!!!” you know?

Anything… keep an outfit from when you start your journey so when you are done you can put them on and see how much you’ve lost, make a mural of how you’d like to look. Every time you feel like you are slowing down do something to mix it up. I like to make my own stuff only because I’m an arts and crafts kind of person….it gets me twice as excited to keep going because I now have an excuse to make something.

Just really anything you can think of to get you going will help.

Some people take pictures of themselves in their underwear and stick it in the fridge
Some people will wear weights that equal how much they have lost and walk or run a mile in it
Others write themselves letters

It all depends on what you think will help you…. motivation is a great tool to help keep you on track……

Give it a try!

~Nicole

Mind Over Body????

So… I’ve come to the realization that I feel a hell of a lot bigger than I actually am….

Example:

This picture is from mybodygallery.com….a great resource for an estimation on what you look like (or could look like)… you give your height, weight (or clothing size), and your body shape (don’t know yours? Check out my “cheat sheet pics”)…. and you can see *rough* estimates….

But, anywho… this is what I feel I look like

but…. according to my measurements I actually look closer to this

Now… to be honest for a second I was all like “what is my picture doing on this website? Wait, I’ve never seen that couch before”.. same skin tone…and what I thought my body looked like.

But the second picture (A girl named Laura… check out her weight loss story AMAZING….. lauramustloseweight.com)

All three of us are the same height…. the first woman is about 60 pounds heavier than the second.

The ironic thing is that the second picture (Laura) has the SAME EXACT measurements as myself…

Kind of scary how much your mind can play tricks on you. Quite literally, a mind of matter… or a mind over body… kind of trick.

So…with this… I am going to leave you all with a warning…

Make sure someone (a doctor, honest friend or family member) is there to help you. By all means, lose the weight yourself…. just make sure at least someone is there who can kind of keep your mind in check…..A lot of people who lose weight will continue to lose weight even after they have hit a healthy weight…. only because they see someone bigger in the mirror. A lot of eating disorders start this way.

I’m paranoid, personally. I don’t want to be skin and bones…. I want to be healthy…. so I know I have a select group of people who will make sure I remain grounded in terms of how my body looks.

My boyfriend does this for me.

Good Luck!!!!

~Nicole