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How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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Don't Give Up

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Take Baby Steps

Little changes over time make the biggest impact. If you try too much at once, you'll get overwhelmed and struggle to maintain your new lifestyle. If you change small things one thing at a time, it's easier. Start with more water, shoot for an initial goal of four glasses a day, for example. Then, b...

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Don't Just Use It

I've been with Sparkpeople for 49 days. I know because I have a Spark Streak of 49 days. I make sure I come to the site everyday to track my food and my fitness. I paid for the premium membership and I LOVE it. It is so nice to use the Spark Coach feature. And I realized that coming to the site...

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SparkCoach is a Great Tool!

I absolutely love using SparkCoach. It is informative and helps me stay accountable and makes sure I'm being active in the Spark community. All of it together motivates me to keep on track with my healthy living journey.

Each day, I click on my SparkCoach button and then there is a visualiza...

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Tracking your food everyday and every bite no matter how small is a huge motivator and staying accountable to yourself. This for me is the most important thing i do daily! It has been a real eye opener and a great teaching tool for me. It not only shows me my calorie intake but also if i am getting ...

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Small Daily Changes!

Make small changes daily until they become lifestyle changes. Be gentle with yourself. Babysteps! It's tempting to make a New Year's Resolution or a Diet Goal but then it's so depressing when you can't sustain the changes you have tried to make. My small goals are to do a minimum of 15 minutes of ex...

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Dump the Excuses

Stop looking for excuses every day to not eat healthy - to not exercise and so on.

I think everyone has this little devil on their shoulder who whispers in their ear before going to the gym "oh no you are too tired today" or "oh but you already exercised 2 days ago...

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Having a loving and supportive coach helps!

Having a coach who cares makes alot of difference, having someone who supports and loves you and wants you around for a long time will make sure you are always ready for that challenge!

I was 306 lbs and had a friend who I love like my sister come to be and break down because I had become s...

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How I stay motivated

I have a really good friend who keeps me motivated when other friends try to sabotage my fitness goals. She is super fit and I use her mind set as a motivation to help me reach my goals. Just having that inspirational friend to talk to about your roadblocks is such a good thing. She keeps me goin...

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Stick it out! Don't Quit

it's easy to stop....it takes gumption to keep going...I've stopped and started, so many times....if I would've just kept going imagine that! I wouldn't be starting over again! This is my last start....I'm doing it this time and so can you, just don't quit! Keep going!
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