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Motivation Secrets

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

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David - MY HUBBY

My hubby motivates me to lose weight with her wonderful charm and grace.

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Secret that works for me!!

I see myself as Friends with Kim Kardashian and Beyonce and I motivate myself by thinking. "If they were my friend I would not fit in with my body so I see myself as Built to Kill and being friends with them and now I fit in... My Truth !!

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Office Goodies

When people bring in goodies like cookies to the office, I quickly grab a notepad and write down 10 reasons why I shouldn't have those cookies, etc...; it can be anything from wanting to wear a special outfit, to feeling yucky after I do eat those things. Then, those goodies have no appeal.

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Splurge

If it's going to help motivate you to be healthy, go ahead and shell out a little more $ or take a little more time- if it's the workout shoes, pre-portioning snacks, a schnazzy water bottle or a crazy kitchen gadget, if it will excite you or make things easier, it's worth looking the other way.

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Daily Weigh in

I get a set of scale that can read to a fraction of a lb. The I weigh every day and this keeps me interrested in keeping driveing number down.

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How to beat the blues

When I am down I log onto sparks to get motivated. I read motivational tips and sparks friends blogs. After awhile I feel better and I find that I am ready to face the day and get active.

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Setting mini goals daily

I have started setting mini goals each day and then set about achieving them. I either post them online or write on a sheet of paper so I can see them and do what I said I was going to do. It is helping to work harder!At the end of the day I post or write down that I achieved them.

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motivating the family

I found that by posting my "new get excited about it" goal reached that I am able to inspire my family members to join me. We have a group on face book for just us 6 and in 6 weeks as a group lost one entire person, 173lbs. We each inspire each other.

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Water, Water, Water!

To make sure I get my water in for the day, I use a bottle that contained 8 cups, such as V8 Fusion, and fill that up every morning and keep it by my desk.

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Birds of a Feather

Surround yourself with people that are like-minded. It will help you have others that can relate to you. Sparkpeople groups are a great place to start. If you see other people like you doing it, you will realize you can do it to.

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