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Weigh In Wednesday: How to Motivate Yourself {giveaway}

Weigh In Wednesday

What up, homies! It’s Wednesday, that means it is time for Weigh In Wednesday! I’m linking up with Erin and Alex again, love the motivation of the community that comes with this link up! Monday was the last day of the Dietbet Spring Break Shape up, and I’m proud to say I finally weighed in under 190 and I’m still there today (even after last night’s cookie binge… Thanks Aaron!)

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So, I won the dietbetAlong with several other people. The buy in was $35 and we won $48.30. Not a HUGE win, but a win nonetheless!

Remember the last few weeks I’ve talked about being in a funk? Well over the last week I have been slowly finding my way out of it. I found a few things that really helped and if they can help me get out of my funk maybe they can help you to. Here are some tips on How to Motivate Yourself to lose weight

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1. Remember Where You Started

Whether you couldn’t walk for more than a few minutes and now you can, you started in a size 20 and are now a 14, or you have stopped drinking soda and started drinking water – those are all things to be celebrated. I got frustrated about these last few months being the same up and down of 10 lbs or so. But what about before that? THIS is why you should take progress pics!

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2. Set Achievable Goals

This is one of the reasons I love doing the Dietbet Challenges. There are achievable concrete goals that you can measure. Tell yourself you can jog for 1 minute and then walk for a minute. Next time go 5 seconds longer. Instead of focusing on cutting unhealthy things, try to add in more healthy things. Set a goal to drink 100 ounces of water, track it and celebrate it! Lose 5 lbs. Fit into a certain pair of pants. Just deciding to be generally healthier is a great thing, but having achievable and trackable goals make it easier to stay motivated because you can SEE the progress. It’s not to late to jump in on Operation Red Bikini either – set goals and let your friends help keep you motivated to reach them!

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3. Get new Workout Clothes!

For me NOTHING is more motivating than getting new workout gear. I love feeling cute when I work out. For the longest time I have been eyeing Lululemon stuff but thought there was no way I’d fit into it. They go up to size 12. Right now I’m in a 14ish depending on the brand in jeans. Well, last week the hubs drove me out to the store. I was nervous going into the fitting room. I tried on a pair of size 12 Wonder Unders and BAM fit like a glove. I felt amazing.

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(lulu wonder unders and HRM All Sports Bra)

Aside from those awesome finds, I was also lucky enough to get to try out some crazy cool WOD Addiction gear. They sent me  the Keep Calm and Lift Heavy Tank and the Skull Burnout Hoodie. Both are awesomely comfortable. I love the thin burnout material. It is great to WOD in! I wore it to WOD last week and it held up great. Not only is comfortable and functional, it is cute! It is totally possible to be Cute and Beast at the same time. Just Sayin…

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Oh, hello muscles.

The burnout hoodie has the classic WOD Addiction Kettlebell Skull with Bow and the words WOD Addiction across the left sleeve in a cute font. This is something that you can wear to WOD or even just out and about, it is versatile and cute.

The Keep Calm tank has the classic kettlebell skull as well as the saying “Keep Calm and Lift Heavy” in PINK. I love pink. The back is a racerback and is printed with WOD Addiction down the middle of the racerback. WOD Addiction has CrossFit Apparel for everyone, even dudes AND kids!

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Since I am climbing my way out of this weight loss slump – WOD Addiction wants to help motivate one of you too! One lucky reader will win their choice of a WOD Addiction T-Shirt or Tank. Use the Rafflecopter below to get in on this!

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What are some of your favorite tips for staying motivated to lose weight?

52 thoughts on “Weigh In Wednesday: How to Motivate Yourself {giveaway}”

  1. Congratulations on winning the DietBet! That is awesome! I’ve been hesitant to join because I almost see it as a way to throw away money (which I can’t do as a grad student). Love your tips for motivating yourself.

    Also, that shirt is friggin adorable. I want one for myself!

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  2. Awesome tips, Courtney. Glad you’re back to your optimistic self! 🙂

    I love the tank you’re wearing. I am not totally sold on skulls as the main part of a design, but that one is super cute! 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on making such amazing progress! I use tip #1 when I’m getting frustrated with my progress in just about anything, including CrossFit. It’s so important not to lose sight of where we started!

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  4. Go you! Each week before my long run (up to 3 miles of which 17 min at a stretch is running) I take a pic of myself in the long mirror. I haven’t done a comparison yet, but I’m only on week 4 or so. At the end of Lent I will!

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  5. Congrats on winning! I would absolutely choose the same one you’re wearing. I’m so into lifting right now. It makes me feel so strong and empowered.

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  6. I’m so glad you enjoy the link-up… I’m finding so much support, so many wonderful blogs, and so many amazing ladies through it too!

    As far as a tank… ‘be fit, be strong, be sexy’… doesn’t get any better than that!

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  7. So many great choices!! As a new crossfit addict, I love the Believe in the Addiction shirt, or the hoodie that you are wearing 🙂

    And you look great. Pictures are a huge motivator for me too. Or running with a medicine ball..I’m like “No F’ing way am I ever gaining weight back, it’s hard to run with 10 extra pounds, let alone 200!!”

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  8. I love my lulus! I’ve been the same way, couldn’t wear them in the past, but fit into size 10 pants now (sadly, tops are a differently story….still too chesty!) Getting new work out gear does get you moving though!

    Love your progression pics…very inspiring!

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  9. I’m still trying to claw my way out of my funk! I think the skull burnout hoodie would be just the funk buster I need!

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  10. I would choose “be fit be strong be sexy.
    Just came across your blog….congrats to you on your weight loss, you can see how happy you are in your photos.
    Cheers.

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