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Motivation Secrets

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

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Cherish the little victories

As I was gaining weight I didn't pay attention to loosing the ability to some things comfortably. When did I stop being able to sit cross legged? When did running become such a chore? Where did my toes go? How did I not notice that gaining weight was taking away my ability to do things I used to ...

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Moving it to lose it

My biggest issue is sitting in front of computer or tv for long stretches of time. Then as day comes to an end I find myself short on exercise for the day. so when I sit down at either I set the timer on my phone for 30 minutes and when it goes off I make myself get up and move for no less than 5 m...

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Wake up with determination!

Since starting my new life journey, over two years ago, I realized that you need to have a spirit of faith and determination to get through things in life each day. Ten years ago, I was told that I was worthless by some heartless people who I thought were my friends; multiple doctors told me that I...

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the way i try to live

never give up. never. there is always something new to learn, a new friend to meet, a new success just around the corner. a friend recently told me the greatest thing she has learned from me is tenacity--to stick with something until you master it. in turn, what I have learned from her is that wh...

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Keep an exercise journal

First, write how you're feeling and what you're thinking (positive AND negative) as you prepare for your exercise session. If you decide to skip exercise, make sure to write that, along with the reason, and how you feel about your decision. Simply note factual observations. DON'T try to psychoana...

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Honesty with yourself

Sometimes, the most effective way to lose weight, it to find out why you need to in the first place.

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I have come to learn that depression, heartbreak, rejection, fear, and abandonment are more deadly than twinkies and apple pie. I don't know if we can feasibly remember every l...

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Find the unique reward that will keep motivating you

Most people I have met love surprises and presents. When we accomplish something, we love to get a reward. I have found my motivation in virtual runs. Of all the times I have worked on losing weight, I lost motivation pretty quickly because there was nothing I was really working toward. I had th...

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Learning to Hang Tough

I'm so determined this time. Lost the same 8 pounds over and over. Now I've lost 20! Track food daily. Water water water drink lots of it. Exercise at least a lil each day. Don't give up on yourself. There are weeks the scale don't budge. Times it seems you just need to binge. Stop stand back look a...

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Cheating Helps Me Stay on Track

I always have a 24-hour cheat period in my week. Knowing that I can eat whatever I want (within reason and in moderation) for that one day helps keep me on track for the rest of the week.

I'm not denying myself anything, just postponing it until later.

For instance, I won't deny mys...

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