The online Community Groups are the heart and soul of JillianMichaels.com. Ours is a fun, vibrant, and welcoming community, where we tell it like it is and share the ups and downs of losing weight and keeping fit. Each of my wonderful teammates can post and tell the rest of us about the awesome progress he or she is making. As you know, motivation is the key to my program, and it's crucial to any successful weight-loss effort. When one teammate was feeling down about feeling motivated, another member was there to rev her up. Here's her advice on how to stay motivated:
"Life does happen. Have a heart to heart with yourself. Get in touch with what you want your body to look and feel like. Get as detailed as possible. Then, make a firm commitment to do what you know needs to be done. Track each and every calorie you eat and drink. Stay within your daily calories. Avoid eating empty calories. Drink lots of water. Minimize your sodium, sugary and processed foods intake. Make your workouts strong and consistent. Get enough sleep. Monitor your stress levels.
Enjoy the journey and do not let anything or anyone (including YOU) stand in your way. You can do this. You are worth the effort and you have what it takes to get the job done. You'll be looking smokin' hot on the beach — believe it!" –Dancing Girl
Staying positive and in the moment isn't always easy, but it makes a huge difference in the end. Understand that you're worth it, be passionate about your goals and dreams, and smile (even when you don't feel like it). Cheesy, I know, but true. So, what are you doing to stay motivated and on track with your health and your dreams?