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

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changing your mindset

I have found out that what you read and concentrate on has a big influence on your activities.Read about motivation and your mind will automatically run out of problems because it will be full of solutions.I recommend this great document.It sets my day right.Its called 365 motivational quotes.Readin...

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Walk EVERY day

One thing I learned about myself over the years is that rest days lead to loss of motivation. I'm not sure if anyone feels the same way, but I've come to realize this over the years.
Of course there are days that it is a good idea to take it easy, such as the day after a high intensit...

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Ask yourself this question to get healthy

Why do I want to eat? Our automatic response is "because I am hungry" duh!! But are you really? Are you eating because your BODY is hungry or because your heart is hungry? When I have been hurt in the past I covered the pain with food. When our hearts and minds have been hurt we frantically tr...

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DO OR DO NOT.THERE IS NO TRY! - YODA

I am back Sparking after a three or four year absence. I think I will have more advantages now, than last time.
My Sweetie and I are recovering from a major setback in finances. Her income was reduced by a third for five years (I call it create financing by the Veterans Administration, but I won'...

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Don't Give Up

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Take Baby Steps

Little changes over time make the biggest impact. If you try too much at once, you'll get overwhelmed and struggle to maintain your new lifestyle. If you change small things one thing at a time, it's easier. Start with more water, shoot for an initial goal of four glasses a day, for example. Then, b...

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Don't Just Use It

I've been with Sparkpeople for 49 days. I know because I have a Spark Streak of 49 days. I make sure I come to the site everyday to track my food and my fitness. I paid for the premium membership and I LOVE it. It is so nice to use the Spark Coach feature. And I realized that coming to the site...

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SparkCoach is a Great Tool!

I absolutely love using SparkCoach. It is informative and helps me stay accountable and makes sure I'm being active in the Spark community. All of it together motivates me to keep on track with my healthy living journey.

Each day, I click on my SparkCoach button and then there is a visualiza...

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Daily food tracking0 minutes

Tracking your food everyday and every bite no matter how small is a huge motivator and staying accountable to yourself. This for me is the most important thing i do daily! It has been a real eye opener and a great teaching tool for me. It not only shows me my calorie intake but also if i am getting ...

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Small Daily Changes!

Make small changes daily until they become lifestyle changes. Be gentle with yourself. Babysteps! It's tempting to make a New Year's Resolution or a Diet Goal but then it's so depressing when you can't sustain the changes you have tried to make. My small goals are to do a minimum of 15 minutes of ex...

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