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Get Motivated, Visually

We are always looking for ways to stay motivated on a workout and/or healthy eating kick. Sometimes all it takes is a good visual to keep you going, especially if you're a visual person like me. Try these tips to motivate yourself visually:

  • Post a picture of yourself at your current weight if you are trying to lose.
  • Post a picture of yourself at a weight you once were and would like to get back to.
  • Post a picture of a healthy celebrity you would like to emulate. Jessica Biel perhaps? Here's a pic of her in a bikini. Maybe Jackie Warner is your motivation, here she is.
  • Post a picture of something that you would like to get healthy, and thus extend your life, for. Maybe your husband, kids, dog, parents (or all of them).
  • Post a picture of an outfit you would like to feel comfortable in, maybe some cute jeans or a hot string bikini? I am sure you'll be inspired on FabSugar.com.
  • Post a picture of a reward you'll give youself after you've stuck to it for a while. Maybe a brochure to a resort, a new necklace or it could even be something as small as a new CD... as long as it motivates you.

Fit's Tip: I would post the picture (or pictures) someplace that will really motivate you such as on the fridge, in the pantry, where you keep your gym clothes, in your home gym, on your mirror, etc.

If you have any other visually motivating ideas, I'd love for you to share them so tell us below.

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spam84 spam84 9 years
i get encouragement from looking at old pics of me or even semi-recent pics, and also, well it's kinda harsh n sad n rude in a way ig, but i also get encouragement from looking at my mom and how heavy she is, and i don't want that to happen to me, so i eat healthy and work out almost every night, and i try to encourage her to exercise and work out with me, but she doesn't like to.
mollipop mollipop 9 years
I am currently trying to lose a few pounds to get back to the way I looked before the holiday 2006 season. I am defnitley motivated to workout and take better care of myself when I see healthy looking celebs. Currently though I've been using a picture of myself from last Fall as motivation because I know that, with diet and exercise, I can look like my former self again. The first tip suggested is a great idea too.
melda melda 9 years
yea i am goin to print out Audrina from the Hills picture she has fantastic abs
lady-T lady-T 9 years
my wallpaper is full of pics of people i would like to look like(tyra banks, jessica alba, jessica biel, gisele bunchen, halle berry, britney(pre-meltdown stage) ) .it helps when im stuck at my pc comping on choc and coffee...
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
I actually keep my gym bag right by my desk. I see it before I leave and it forces me to change my clothes and hit the gym.
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