By Jillian Michaels, SELF magazine
Keep your slim-down drive alive with motivation from Jillian Michaels, the genius behind SELF's Jump Start Plan. Happy shrinking!
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1. Put your goal in writing.
"Jot down the reasons you want to change and all of the benefits that will come from doing the Jump Start Plan. If you know the why, you can tolerate any how. Skinny jeans, sex with the lights on, meeting your grandchildren's children-these are all worthy reasons to eat your broccoli and hit the StairMaster. Keep the list in a place where you can review it daily, such as on the bathroom mirror or the fridge."
2. Toss temptation.
"Surely you've heard the saying 'We are a product of our environment.' It's true, and it can work in your favor. The key is to rig your surroundings for success. Start by removing any junk food or other temptations from your kitchen. You can't eat what's not there. As you ditch negative items, replace
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