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

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The Best Secret

The wish for all of us is to have a long and happy life. Yes, challenges will come along and whether they be health issues, life stresses, or other problems there is one thing we can always count on and that is the help of our Father in Heaven. Partner with him through prayer and he will help you. Y...

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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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Quitting Smoking for Good!

Any one can do it! You have to want it. Just like anything else. It's an important part of getting healthy. Monitor your emotions for at least a month prior. Everyone (Especially women) has hormonal highs and lows. Pick a time when you are most into your groove. When feel you are at your best. And m...

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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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The Not-So-Secret Secret - Boring Ol' Hard Work

I have now been on Spark for almost 2 years. I have successfully lost over 60 lbs, and over the past 2 years, I've constantly fielded these questions from friends, coworkers, and family members: "How did you do it??? What is your secret??" At the beginning, I would tell people about Spark, and t...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Never Give Up!

It's inevitable. At some point you'll miss a workout. You'll eat a bacon cheeseburger. You'll have an extra glass of wine. Well, guess what? YOU'RE HUMAN!! Life doesn't have to perfect to be wonderful! You don't have to be perfect to lose weight; you have to be intentional. So, if you mess up - get ...

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Give Me Back My Life

I looked in the mirror and hate what I have let myself get to. It seems like an impossible task to get healthy again so time after time. Day after day, I have just given up. Grabbed something to eat and sit on the couch watching TV. Nothing changed. The scale was going up, up and away. Why? I have a...

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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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Have an Amazing Support System

What I've found that helps me more so than anything else is to have an amazing support system. This can be found in a million different places.

For me, my husband is my biggest fan. While it's true that he loves me just the way I am and wouldn't care if I lost weight or gained weight, he sti...

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