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Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Secret to Meal Planning

In the past when it came to dieting I strived for perfection. The minute I went off coarse, or made a bad choice and learned I had sabotaged my diet and my day I would Quit. I would say to myself you blew it and just give up on me.

When I came to spark there were so many opportunities to be...

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Secret to Meal Planning Part 2

I would have to say after making my discovery of better to track your meals before you eat them so as not to sabotage your diet, this has been my biggest success tip going the coarse by far. So with that said I would like to expand a little more on the topic.

When you meal plan it is good al...

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Secret to Meal Planning Part 3

Okay I will continue on with this all important topic and share my next meal planning idea with you.

Many of you have children or grandchildren and you know throughout the school year they always get a lunch menu.

How many of us go through each day saying or being ask, what's for bre...

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Never give up

Keep trying and keep starting over eventually we will get it and we will succeed. There is a love hate relationship we have within ourselves and once you love the hate you will stop giving up.
I love to run but I also hate starting the run, once I finish the run I am glad I started and whether I...

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Track Food, Exercise and Stats

I use the SP Nutrition tracker, fitbit tracker for exercise and a notebook where I post and journal my stats regarding blood pressure, heart rate, how I am feeling, any problems that I can articulate on a daily basis (weight once a week). If I don't track it and keep a journal, I tend to get off pla...

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Step count goals


Today I celebrate my 8-month bilateral knee replacement! The doctor said it would take at least a year to fully heal - he wasn't kidding!

After busting through my step goal on Friday and Saturday while at the Tacoma Dome for a three - day convention, those tendons were sore yesterday. So...

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Feeling Scared to get out there?

Do not overthink it!
Put on your shoes and run. As soon as you hit the pavement you will not be scared anymore.
I use the word scared because sometimes we are afraid to become a success. We are meant to do impossible things, overcome tribulations and challenges.
Friday night, I wanted to t...

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Tracking for Reaching Your Goals

Track, Track, Track.
Everytime I don't track my food, I go off my food plan. Everytime I neglect to add to my fitness tracking or I just don't do it, I fall out of my routine.
Everytime I do not spend time reviewing coach's motivation or trends, just review whats on the Spark Pages, I l...

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Never Give Up

Have you thought about throwing it all away? Have you told yourself that you will never complete your goal? Have you seen your goals slip away faster than a rabbit down the hole?

So you might slip here and there. So your inner voice says "it's too late" or "you've messed up yet again." So you...

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30 Day No Cheats/No Sweets

Whenever I find I need a reset, I always commit to tracking for thirty days. I don't allow myself ANY sugar additives or sweets or desserts during this time. I also make sure I'm drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day.

I've found that if I stick with this plan for thirty day...

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