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Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation

Understanding Motivation

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  • I have just started Sparking - today is day 12. Right now I am using the food tracker and I am very motivated using it to revamp my eating and working on getting all my nutrients in my calorie allotment and not stressing on weight or exercise too much. I can say I can get aggravated or slacker but just tell myself just today. One day at a time, and just do it. Seems to get me over the hump.
  • Oops - I meant I have to keep myself from not redoing something if there is an error. I wanted to retype this comment- ha ha
  • I am learning to cut myself some slack. I am a perfectionist and I have to really force myself to re-do something if it isn't just so. This article hit home.
  • I find that when motivation wanes if I just commit to one day then by the end of the day I feel empowered and motivation returns in small ways, then builds to Full Steam Ahead!
  • Losing patience for the slow process often side-tracks me but I'm still motivated to eventually get back on track.
  • This really put things into perspective for me. I need to accept that sometimes Ill give in and one bad diet day isnt going to ruin my progress. Im also going to put my scale in the closet and only bring it out to use it once a week
  • The fastest way I lose motivation is by weighing myself everyday. I am not going to step on the scale everyday.
  • Staying motivated when the weight comes off very slowly is challenging at times.
  • Yeah, So true!! It all balances out. It is important to listen to your body and not your ego! Knowing what you can control is an important thing like you say as well, what you eat and the exercise you do. Thank you!
  • Some days are easier than others..
  • Expectations---oh that sure can be a motivation killer!
  • motivation is just so hard some days
  • DEBAHI
    I think it helps to have a compelling reason why we are doing what we are doing. The ultimate goal of better health or of weighing a particular amount may not be enough to keep us motivated on a day to day basis without the addition of smaller goals. Losing 100 pounds may seem overwhelming but losing 5 pounds may seem achievable. If you lose 5 pounds repeatedly you will reach your goal.
  • I liked this article.
  • Having motivation is hard all the time, especially since I have fibromyalgia. I just prioritizing what is important and what do I have to do to get there. I raised 3 kids alone, and they have turned out respectful, responsible, and well-mannered. I am encouraged that I am a contribution to what they are.

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