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Motivation Secrets

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

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Positive Attitudes ROCK

Stay positive. Don't mope. Don't be depressed. Get up, get moving (even if it's slow) and start your journey to a healthier you!

There is nobody to blame but yourself. It isn't your significant other, it isn't your kids or their sporting events that make you eat fast food.

Hold y...

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Live in the Moment



The Key to successful Motivation is to:

FOCUS ON THE CURRENT MOMENT.

Not the past.
Not the future.

If you've fallen off track, RIGHT NOW is always available to start again. ...

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Never be afraid to...

Never be afraid to start over. It is hard to lose and gain then lose and gain. It is a vicious self deprecating cycle that many of us suffer through. Starting over can feel like it's to hard to bother with but it is worth it. I am starting over again and hope again to prevail and maintain. This...

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Self love patience

Learning to view exercise as self love and not a selfish activity helps. Loving and caring for yourself sets an example for others plus no one else can or will do it for you. Exercise, clean eating are habits that lead to improved mood, weight lose, improved health. You'll miss less time at work, ha...

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Just keep swimming

Finally the dam has broken. My weight is going down. After hours in the gym doing weight training and cardio, my body is releasing the weight. I feel so good emotionally about this. All my hard work in the gym is paying off.

Now that the weather is nicer, I am able to ride my bike outside. I'...

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Get Healthy Friends' Support

I have had more success with friends supporting me than I've ever had. I now walk with a group of ladies from my scrapbooking events. We walk 3 miles every Tuesday and on Wednesday we meet up and chat. I have been using the Wednesday meeting as a reward for walking on Tuesday. If I don't walk I don'...

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Tracking, Tracking, Tracking

I am an over-eater. I eat because I am hungry. I eat because it tastes good. I eat because I am sad. I eat when I am surrounded by happy. I eat when I', bored. I eat and eat and eat and eat.

I am 100+ pounds down since September 2016. People ask me how I am doing it. Like it is something new ...

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Do You Need a Reason?

You will sleep better.
You will have less joint and muscle pain.
You will not be as stressed.
You will feel better about yourself.
You will like what you see in the mirror.
You will not cry when going clothes shopping.
You will have more energy.
You will not get teased or...

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Being fully active on Spark People Teams

What I find helps me a lot is being a fully active member in all my spark teams.

Due to not wanting to sit down all day at the computer I keep my spark teams to just 3.

I find that being able to be a fully active member in all three keeps me motivated.

If I have a day planne...

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NEVER GIVE UP!!!

I just feel like if you "Never Give Up" keep striving to be your best & keep the healthy living & exercise routines every day. I also believe in "Mindful" eating & Living......Tracking all foods on SP and weighing myself every morning. If I see the weight getting back on I strive to try even harde...

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