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

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Stay Positive, Attitude is Everything

Instead of getting discouraged when things don't go "my way", keep moving forward regardless. Sometimes it takes a lot longer to get the ticker ticking than you think. Never lose sight of the goal, just keep working towards it. Even if the weight doesn't come off, keep exercising, because a firm ...

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Never give up

Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I have faith and trust Him always. Never give up, if things look down - Look Up - God is always with you to pick you up.
Life is all about choices. You can choose to be happy or sad. I choose happiness. Sadness is no fun. NO ONE can make YOU happy or take it awa...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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Celebrate yourself daily

This month the emails came from SparkPeople that gave us the update on the teams we are on. I clicked on a few of them and I was listed as a leader for both points and exercise minutes. This is a big deal and it has never happened before. I have logged a lot of miles this month which is a big deal...

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Motivation A.W.O.L.? Some tips to re-kindle that missing mojo

Get in touch with your body. Do you ever find yourself just doing things on automatic pilot . . . doing things and not even being aware you’re doing them because you’re rushed? Slow down, take a walk, FEEL that physical activity. Be mindful.

Stop and figure out what you need, what your bod...

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Peace . . .


A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
~Wayne Dyer
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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Portions Sizes Works For Me!

Portions sizes are very important for me! Now I have to write about my thoughts. I weigh myself every day. That helps me to not go overboard and keep track of it. And if I go crazy I just try and do better next time. I was doing 30 minutes on treadmill but fell and hurt both legs very ...

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how to beat that need

Usually on Friday night we order Pizza. I love pizza. I crave it like alcoholics crave alcohol.

Tonight is going to be very different! In my menu I have planned to have pita pizza. I figured since just my husband and I are the only ones home (oldest is at work, youngest is at a sleep over...

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