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What are your tips for keeping your motivation up?
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Thislittlepiggy1 · 26/02/2018 05:18

Now I'm not looking for diet tips here, more motivation tips.

I gained about 4 stone whilst pregnant and now baby is 6 months I really feel I should be getting back to my orignal size. I know what/how to eat to lose weight as I've done it successfully before but my problem is keeping at it and motivating myself to exercise.

What have been motivators for you?

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AmateurParents · 26/02/2018 11:51

I found the hardest thing was getting off the sofa to go to the gym..! Once i was there I was fine! Things that helped me....

-Set out my gym kit ready so when I get in from work I put it on and go straight out.

-Make a small album on your phone of pics of you before (everyone has pics they look at and say 'oh i wanna look like that again') and when you feel unmotivated have a flick through

  • Follow fittest trainers - I follow Emily Skye (she has literally just had a baby), Kayla Itsines, Joe Wicks. These three are really realistic and are great for motivating. I follow them on Instagram.

  • Make a fitness promise and make it realistic. Don't say 'Im going to train 5 times this week', let's face it being a mum its not going to happen! Just stick with 2 - 3 times and give yourself a target of 30 mins one day walking on a incline, 20 min HIIT workout.

    -There's a fab channel called Body Fit by Amy on youtube. She helps with postnatal exercises and has tonnes of other quick exercises you can do

  • Let's face it models and other celebs did not get the bodies they have with no had work or effort. You need to go and get the body you want..!
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Ski40 · 27/02/2018 22:19

Back when the were showing that reality show about the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, I would put it on and I swear I could not eat a thing for hours! Though in my defence I am double their age and have gone through 4 pregnancies so I was probably being too hard on myself trying to compete in any way. But yes, kidding myself that I could look like one of them made me be good at the time! I still have some pics in Pinterest for a bad day. Good luck x

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lizadiet · 27/02/2018 23:46

Burning calories to eat something

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