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Motivation Secrets

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

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Believe It to See It!


"If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."
~ Zig Ziglar

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th 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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Multitasking helpful or hurtful

Sorry we seem to be a community of multi-taskers. I feel like I'm constantly doing more than one thing. Even when I'm sitting and watching television with my family I feel like I'm playing with my phone. Even if it is just to update my points on SparkPeople. Or like my food. I could just sit here an...

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Multitasking helpful or hurtful

Sorry we seem to be a community of multi-taskers. I feel like I'm constantly doing more than one thing. Even when I'm sitting and watching television with my family I feel like I'm playing with my phone. Even if it is just to update my points on SparkPeople. Or like my food. I could just sit here an...

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Get into a Routine

At times, it can be very difficult to stay on track and stay motivated. Those days where we just want to hit the snooze button and stay in bed all day are very challenging. For me, if I do not schedule a normal routine each day I see progress slowing. If we want to stay motivated and meet our goals ...

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HARDER TO STAY MOTIVATED

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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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 a buddy

I am super excited. One of my good friends has started a diet this month as well. We didn't even know that we were both starting a diet at the same time. How could we be so silly as to not share that we were both wanting to lose weight. She starting at 192 and I'm starting at 182 and she has lost qu...

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Gettin It Together

Where did all my effort go? I was on point making it do what it do. Then BAM! Hit with. Sore knees a severe cold then make neck shoulder and now my arm. Is my body slowly saying "no" to change? One wrong stretch one workout prolonged beyond its usefulness? Well whatever it was it was not good. So no...

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Secret to success


What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends?

The financial newspaper Investors Business Daily (IBD) asked these same questions a few years...

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