15 Motivational Thoughts to Keep Your Diet on Track

While speaking at the recent “A Women Inspired” online conference, I was asked if I have any motivation to press on, for those who are struggling with their diet. I was reminded of the many times that I’ve personally stared down at the scale looking at yet another plateau.

I happen to know how frustrating that can be, and how hard it is to fight negative thoughts. So in order to combat those feelings I’ve put together a list of 15 motivational thoughts and ideas to keep you on track.
Give them a read when you’re starting to feel “Mrs. Give-Up-and–Eat” moving in, and then kick her whiny butt out the door!

  1. Don’t look back on yesterday with despair. Look at tomorrow with hope.
  2. Train your heart and your body to yield to a faith focused mind.
  3. Post your goals where you’ll see them often, along with notes of inspiration. Reminders are a good thing.
  4. Do all things, whether big or small to the glory of God. For it is only by Him and through Him that we take each breath that we do.
  5. Those who persist reach the finish line, while those who give up stay behind.
  6. If you take two steps forward and one step back, you’re still getting someplace. Don’t give up the moment you slip up. Press on!
  7. Knowledge is power, but without action it’s useless.
  8. Rather than gloss over a problem, take steps toward change. Wisely dealing with a bad habit or issue isn’t the easy way, but it later brings peace to your life.
  9. Why change your life tomorrow, when today is such a perfect time?
  10. Take some steps today, if only a few, and tomorrow you’ll be that much closer to your goal.
  11. Seeds of discipline produce a harvest of strength. Keep planting them daily.
  12. Those who succeed rise with each fall. While others in a state of discouragement refuse to move on, for fear that they might fall again.
  13. The road to success is paved with motivation and determination. Don’t let the speed bumps slow you down.
  14. It is our job as stewards of this human vessel to guide the heart and the flesh according to wisdom, and according to the Word.
  15. Each moment is a new beginning, make this one count.

©2009, Darlene Schacht

5 comments for “15 Motivational Thoughts to Keep Your Diet on Track

  1. May 6, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    These are all great points. Sometimes life can be so overwhelming, like what I shared on my blog last night. Clinging to the Lord is my major focus right now when all other reactions seem to be shutting down.

  2. May 11, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    “The road to success is paved with motivation and determination. Don’t let the speed bumps slow you down.” by far my favorite. (((hugs)))

  3. Christy
    May 11, 2009 at 11:57 PM

    Thank you so much for this post! I’m going to print this out and read it over and over!

  4. May 16, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Great stuff, Darlene. Thanks!

  5. June 25, 2009 at 4:28 AM

    Very inspirational.

    My favorite is ‘Take some steps today, if only a few, and tomorrow you’ll be that much closer to your goal.’ This is so true. The most difficult thing is to take that 1st step. So if you do some today, then you will be motivated to do the rest tomorrow.

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