I find that pasting things to my fridge is an excellent motivator. For example, when I was trying to shed some pounds and keep motivated, I stuck a picture of my favorite fitness model, Amy Fadhli, on the door to make me think twice about late night snacking.
I know they're no Amy Fadhli physique, but here are a few helpful tools, in printable form, to help you out.
The Food Pyramid Find out what the US Department of Agriculture has to say about how we should be eating. Does your diet include all of the essential nutrients?
The Glycemic Index Use diet to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, cholesterol levels and appetite. At one time, Type 1 diabetes (genetic) was more common than Type 2 diabetes (developed). However, the fact that Type 2 is now more prevalent sure says something about the North American diet.
Fitness Gear 101's Workout Log I find workout logs are a great way to track and compare my progress over the long-term. Print my demo off, bring it to the gym and record your own personal gains.
Healthy Snacks on the Run You are what you eat! I'm a firm believer in that motto. So what kind of person are you a fat and greasy double cheese pizza or a smooth and creamy yogurt with sweet, yet nourishing, fruit topping?
Fitness Gear 101's Stretching Diagram Stretching your body is kind of like warming up your car. Would you just turn the ignition and drive it away in the frigid winter without giving it a chance to warm up? Trust me, if you did this on a constant basis, you wouldn't make it very far. Stretching your body does the same thing. It revs up your muscles for exercise and even your daily activities.