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JENSTRESS Posts: 1,384
3/26/12 1:39 P

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My motivation isn't as great as it was when I got started, but I know it will return. Just know that it will come back strong, especially when you start getting more results!!!

GIGIROMANS SparkPoints: (202)
Fitness Minutes: (160)
Posts: 6
3/26/12 11:46 A

Thanks everyone! pickin my self up this week and gonna retry! Goals this week pack my lunches and walk at least 4 times this week!

CONNIEHV40 Posts: 99
3/23/12 10:01 A

I am "chubby" and I have a bad knee and back. I can think of ANY excuse IN THE WORLD to snack and not work out.

My motivation started about a month ago with a very in-shape strength trainer said, "You are doing great. If you like how you look, just keep eating what you are eating." I do NOT like how I look, so I have taken snacking to a different level (much less and less often) and just paid for 10 more strength training classes.

It is my eating, not classes, that will help me! Just

NSTARSMITH Posts: 3,650
3/23/12 9:44 A

Hey there, Gigiromans - that is a great article she suggested and I have it saved. We all need reminders to keep our commitment to health. Have you joined a Team? Teams help make motivation fun and increase your involvement in the Community - there is some data indicating this is very helpful in weight loss! Blogging is great, too - writing your own and reading those of others, especially those who have faced big challenges and are succeeding. Very inspiring and motivating. I also have joined a couple Challenges to get rolling on changes in my program. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off - do NOT indulge in beating yourself up - and start again. I have been there many times! Keep posting about this as many of us have weathered tough times!

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
3/23/12 9:25 A

Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivational tips and tricks to sift through, why are we so often losing our motivation rather than reaping the rewards?

5 Mind Games You Need to Stop Playing
These Common Tricks Never Motivate--Find Out Why
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1676


If that article doesn't help, check out some of the others in the Staying Motivated section of the site.

Coach Tanya

GIGIROMANS SparkPoints: (202)
Fitness Minutes: (160)
Posts: 6
3/23/12 8:36 A

Good morning everyone! This rural introvert is looking for some help getting up after fallin flat on my face! I can seem to get back out there....

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