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Motivation Secrets

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

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Baby steps add up to big rewards

I have begun this life change by researching all I can about healthy living. I set a number of goals for myself, including drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and making better food choices. One of my previous downfalls to a healthier lifestyle is the all or nothing mentality about exercise...

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Love is Life


Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia was an inspirational human being and the world truly wept at his passing. Leo's entire philosophy was summed u...

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Consistency plus Challenge equals Change

I always change my goal board around and wanted a new motivational post to keep me going. I like the goal board feature because it helps keep me focused on challenges I need to work on at a particular time in my life.

I came up with a motivtional goal that applied to my life directly and I m...

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A few ways to stay motivated on a weight loss journey

Making the decision to live healthier is the first step, but you won't ever see results if you give up too soon. Whether you've hit a plateau in your weight-loss or just can't find the motivation to get to the gym, here's how to tweak your workout philosophy and get back on track to meeting your goa...

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Baby steps get the job done

There is so much to take care of around my house and the days seem so short. I really don't know how people with kids manage because between me and my significant other, I don't have much time, especially through the week, to do anything extra and cross off those non-essentials from my ever-growing ...

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When Trust is Broken


When Trust Is Broken
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 01:38 AM PST


I find that sorry has an arbitrary meaning anymore. People say it so often in life that when you mean it, itís hard to differentiate when itís real. If you bump into someone, you arbitrarily say, Iím sorry or drop a coin as your...

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In the Beginning


Everything begins with an idea.
~Earl Nightengale

Nothing is but that thinking makes it so.
~Rene' Descartes

Ideas are the essence of all advancements. Nothing happens until someone has an idea...

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Write it Down - no not just your food!

SparkPeople has a wonderful food tracking section with many food choices in the data base. In fact, I rarely have to add a food. I imagine that most people who use this site are tracking their calories by recording their food, but you should really take advantage of more than just that.

If y...

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Motivate to Motivate..

When you came to Sparks there was a Spark to start a flame and then tun into a continuous motion to reach the next goal.. Set goals that you know will be able to reach.. When you look at the situation you have to organize your thoughts then start with something small.. this way you get the ball roll...

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Visual Encouragement Helps

I have found that using a visual reminder is a great source of encouragement. One of the easiest I have found that really works for me is using a calendar and stickers on it.

I have a wall calendar, and found lots of small stickers that will fit in the squares. I looked to f...

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