Tips for Keeping Your Fitness Motivation High

Playing Weight Loss Tricks to Keep You Motivated

"Shape Magazine" Fitness Director Jaclyn Emerick joins The Doctors to share some little tricks to keep you on track with your personal goals.

• Water Bottle Collage – Combine inspiration and hydration! Glue pictures of the clothes you’d love to feel comfortable wearing to your water bottle. This will help you keep your eye on the prize all day, not just at the gym. ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork loves this one. “Like a mobile vision board,” he says.

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• Sweat Stash – Tuck away $5 every time you work out, then spend that money on a special treat when you achieve your goal. Depending on the length of your journey, that could be a spa day or a weekend getaway!

• Goal Body – Take an unflattering photo of yourself, then tweak it in Photoshop or another image-editing app to create an image of a healthy new you. Post that “after” image on your fridge or bathroom mirror so you can see what you’re working for.

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• Bet on Your Weight Loss – Put your money where your goals are! Download the DietBet app, and bet that you’ll lose at least 4 percent of your body weight in a month. The minimum bet is $30, and everyone in your game who makes their goal will split the pot (minus a percentage to DietBet). During your bet, you and other players can post photos and encouragement for each other. 97 percent of users lose weight.