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Motivation Secrets

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

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Get Up and Move

I learned through my weight loss class with the nutritionist that we should be getting up every 2 to 5 minutes and moving around. In order to maintain weight you need 10,000 steps a day but to lose weight you need 12,500 to 15,000 steps a day.

So now I make it a point to get as many steps in...

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Moving and Love for my family is my secret.🏃
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Moving is not something I was in the habit of doing daily. I mean I did do the normal everyday tasks but, I definitely didn't go out of my away to exert any extra energy. I never over ate but as my children grew older and I didn't have all the extra curricular activities I guess I kind of became use...

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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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Using my Fitbit

I've been using my Fitbit for just about a month now. My analytical personality is in hyper-love-overdrive! I cannot speak enough on how tickled, thrilled, happy and flat out elated I am about this product.

* I am now walking close to 4K steps per day! When I first started using the Fitbit...

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Help Motivate Others

Helping others make healthy lifestyle choices also increases YOUR success! They feel better. You feel better. And together everyone accomplishes more. Share ideas, share support, and create lasting connections!

SparkTeams are a great way to meet new people. I met my best friend several y...

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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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How to Keep Motivated


This is my wall of weight loss. I move a cupcake wrapper down for each pound lost.

Notice how I flatten them ...

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Moving Slowly Forward


Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
~ Og Mandino
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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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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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