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

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th 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 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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At Last I'm Paying Attention!

My main recommendation would be to start reading books about the nature of habit and (gradually) replacing bad habits with good ones. The best person I can recommend is Gretchen Rubin "The Happiness Project". Not only did she draw my attention to the importance of creating good habits and shedding...

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how to keep motivated

There are days when i do not want to track my food, drink my water or even get out and get some exercise and fresh air. This is when you need a buddy.

This last week I have decided that I need to get back into the swing of things. My very good friend Carolyn has decided that she also need...

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The End is But the Beginning


Reaching a goal is merely the starting point for the next one!


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Finding a bigger motivation

To get healthy and permanently lose weight, you have to find what motivates you. Something solid, something that doesn't change. Something bigger than yourself, bigger than a desired weight or physically attainable "number".

For me, my faith had a lot to do with changing my motivation to get...

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Failure or Success?

We all have our plans to reach our goals. Reaching those goals requires a plan of action so we can take the steps to reach those goals. But . . . sometimes donít quite turn out the way we envision them. Is this a failure? Or is it a lesson.

You set out on a path to reach a destination an...

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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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Join a Team

I have let myself down more times than I can count, but I rarely let down anyone else. If I promise to do something, it will get done.
Despite, rain or sleet or dark of night... I can tell myself that I will start fresh tomorrow, or Monday, or at the beginning of the month, but it comes and g...

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getting help from littles

I find having my girls help me menu plan, shop and make food helps to keep me motivated. They love to have input on what they eat and we all love that they are helping me.

We usually sit down together on a saturday morning and make a menu chart. We choose what to make together on the week e...

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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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