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Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation

Understanding Motivation


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  • This article is exactly the motivation I needed, I missed two walking days because of weather and I was feeling guilty, today I will pick myself up and get back to it. - 10/31/2016 1:12:25 PM
  • This article is exactly the motivation I needed, I missed two walking days because of weather and I was feeling guilty, today I will pick myself up and get back to it. - 10/31/2016 1:12:25 PM
  • This came up today when I needed it most. Yesterday was one of those days that I simply needed a real day of rest and rather than struggle with the idea of missing my walk with Daisy after consistently walking for 59 days I took the day I needed. I was feeling a little guilty about that this morning so your words about no one being perfect really spoke to me. Thanks! - 10/27/2016 9:33:50 AM
  • This is a great article. Motivation is the hardest thing in weight loss. - 10/24/2016 2:11:37 PM
  • I am motivated by my newfound knowledge of tracking my nutritional and fitness goals. The Spark program's meal plans and fitness videos have helped me so much. I have a better sense of healthy eating habits and balancing my diet. I look forward to picking out my workouts everyday and I go to bed sleeping much more soundly. I've lost some weight and feel so good about where I'm at in my life. I have made a healthier lifestyle change and also enjoy communicating with others doing the same thing. Thank you, Spark and fellow members. - 10/14/2016 2:09:03 PM
  • I swear I could read this same type of article on an anorexic website/society/clique with the same fervor from fellow "dieters". I just don't know anymore. Is this what we have to do? There is something wrong in this "must lose weight, must look a certain way" ideology. Anorexia is a mental disease. Why isn't obesity? - 8/31/2016 8:38:58 PM
  • Thank you. This was just what I needed to read right now. - 8/4/2016 8:52:26 AM
  • Wonderful article I stopped my workouts when the scale didn't change,i was looking for motivation in the wrong place but now am back. - 7/29/2016 2:49:07 PM
  • Thank you Dean, a great article as usual! Lots of food of thought and lots of things I'm definitely 'guilt' of when it comes to beating myself up for mistakes and losing motivation after some steps back... I'm definitely ready to get back on track now! - 5/24/2016 11:04:23 AM
  • Perfection was always my problem; expected perfection and when that didn't happen it would demoralize me. This time I realized that perfection would never happen and the way eat to lose weight now maintain would be like life with some ups and downs. Ready a great Spark quote "Persistence not perfection." - 5/8/2016 9:16:16 AM
  • I see the operative words here are: choices, decisions, & responsibility; and do apply in LIFE. - 2/9/2016 4:42:13 PM
  • I think I get it!!!
    Don't get hung up on mistakes, get over it and carry on! Focus on all of the great things you have done, and take responsibility for the good and bad. - 2/8/2016 8:14:20 PM
  • Great article! Both unrealistic expectations and an all or nothing approach to perfectionism has been the cause of so many failed attempts at weight loss for me. Trying to keep a realistic goal in mind with progress, not perfections, is really my focus this time around and will hopefully be what it takes to reach my goals. - 2/5/2016 10:29:27 AM
  • Wow! I really needed to read this today! I have felt so defeated this weekend. It has been a celebration weekend for me and the scale has shown it. I felt like such a failure for eating a nice meal and having a piece of cake. I thought if I can't indulge occasionally without the scale reflecting 4 pounds, how will I ever be able to do this for the long haul? Thank you for the new motivation! - 1/31/2016 9:03:20 AM
  • This post REALLY nailed it. I was just writing a blog about the 'end of the week' desperation and stress that is killing my motivation. Thursday and Friday are killers for me. Great information - 1/30/2016 12:09:26 PM

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