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Motivation Secrets

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

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Have a Health Partner

My biggest motivator is a good working health partner (or two). What makes a good health partner you may ask.

First, it's very important to me to know that I can pray with my partner. To know that they will pray for me with God's interest for me at heart. There is power in prayer, and power...

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Don't Give Up

One of my favorite quotes since childhood is, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

The reality is that very few people achieve their goals right away. It can be a long journey with bumps, fails, stress, and all sorts of obstacles. This applies whether your goals are weight related...

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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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