What made you decide to work on your weight now?
This may be one of the first questions you ask yourself, because knowing your motivation is one of the keys to successful lifestyle change. It energizes us and focuses our attention on our priorities.
Motivation can be challenging to harness at times, so here are some tips for making the most of it.
Remember, a little motivation goes a long way – so use it to your advantage!
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