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Motivation Secrets

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

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What motivates me.....

What motivates me?
I got this.
Those three little words. I got this. This... Is for no one else... But me and me alone. While some outside forces may be contributing sources... This journey is intentionally and completely mines. I invite some to pay witness to it in its entirety... But the j...

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Be consistent every day

Every time I've been on the journey of a healthy lifestyle, I've found that being consistent pays off. I've been learning to jump right back on the wagon instead of feeling guilty or blaming myself for going off plan. I think if you keep at it, you start seeing results. The longer you keep at it, th...

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Keep getting up!

No matter how many times they think you are down for the count, keep getting back up. Jesus did it. That's chutzpah!



Sometimes you need to regroup, but true success is working through all of it, the losses, the failures, the set-backs, the pit falls, the punches, the ski...

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Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself.

I had given up on myself a number of years ago as I could never lose weight beyond a few pounds. I was 345 pounds, and tried for ten years to get under 300. It just didn't work.

I started to educate myself, and one by one, started to cut certain elements from m...

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My "not so secret" secret

It's no secret! I have a monitor to track steps and physical activity, I try to drink 8 cups of water each day, I try to balance and portion control my meals and I am constantly pulling motivational quotes to try and stay positive.

My issue seems to be lack of motivation, or rather I make a ...

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Join a group

One of the most impactive changes I made in my journey to health and fitness has been to join SparkPeople and my Beachbody Facebook groups. Having a safe, positive, and encouraging support team is a key component to our success. We all need an understanding ear, a positive influence, and a friend to...

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Consistency! Keep going even when it seems like you aren't getting anywhere

No matter how small the change, it counts. Keep doing it, it will show up in time. Don't give in to the urge to fall back into bad habits. Eating healthy and exercise will pay off. It may take a long time, but it took a long time to get to where you are now (out of shape and overweight) don't ex...

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Consistency and Focus

All my life I have known how to lose weight. As a child and teen, I listened in health classes to the teacher telling us about calories and exercise, how they work together to shape our bodies. By the time I was a mid-teen I was struggling with my body expectations. I was scared to be fat. I wanted ...

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Positive Attitudes ROCK

Stay positive. Don't mope. Don't be depressed. Get up, get moving (even if it's slow) and start your journey to a healthier you!

There is nobody to blame but yourself. It isn't your significant other, it isn't your kids or their sporting events that make you eat fast food.

Hold y...

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Live in the Moment



The Key to successful Motivation is to:

FOCUS ON THE CURRENT MOMENT.

Not the past.
Not the future.

If you've fallen off track, RIGHT NOW is always available to start again. ...

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