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Since I started in January, my greatest motivation for me while running has been the great tunes on my iPod! I have bought the xtreme cardio cd's and also a few others from nike for planning for your first 10k. I find that this music really pumps me up and keeps me going strong!!
To me it is the loss of body fat that is important. That and inches. If I weigh 175 lbs and I fit into my 32 inch waist pants comfortably, I am a happy camper. I have to remember that muscle weighs more than fat, it is not to me the weight, rather where it is on my body and how my clothes fit.
If we know we need changes to look and feel better, we plant the seed in our hearts and mind to keeping our eye on the prize no matter how long it is going to take us....time is not important if we work each day toward the prize.We will be motivated in the process.