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Motivation Secrets

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

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The Secret of Success

LOVE, for who you are, what you can become and where you are RIGHT NOW!!

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Find a workout buddy

On days when I don't feel like exercising, it helps to know that someone is counting on me to be there.

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Truth

If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!

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Set Goals Without Numbers Too

It is important to have small goals not related to weight or clothing size. You can exercise your mind and body and it makes this journey fun! For example, I am learning to cook with every item in the produce section of the grocery store. I am also trying to get more involved with team sports!

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Use your Post-Its!

I often jog down inspirational quotes I find on the SP website and post them where I think they'll do me the most good. I find this to be true when my motivation is sagging. My latest find: Self- Control *stop* *think* *what could happen?* *Is that what you want?*

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Share those secrets!

Share your secrets! It not only helps others, but it helps you! You can read people's comments on your own secrets to help your motivation. We all need to help each other get through this with positivity and motivation! Good luck! We can do this!

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Gym

I work at a gym and MY motivation is seeing all the teeny personal trainers! I know I don't want to be as small as them but their healthy habits inspire mine

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Prediabetes

I recently had my annual physical and was told that I am prediabetic. My dad has type II diabetes so this is my wake up call. I am in control right now and have made the committment to do everything in my power to keep myself as just a prediabetic. Using Spark People really helps me track my eating.

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No Money for Goal Rewards?

I needed to find a way to reward myself that did not cost any $, but still would encourage me along the way. I found I can give myself wonderful goodies with all those Spark Points I am accumulating. I am saving up now for a Virtual Vacation when I finally get to the 10% weight lost point!

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How to get that Water Intake up to where it should be!!!

In the a.m., cut up a lemon (wedges) and put them in a small cup in refrigerator, top & center. Each time I drink water, i've been putting two wedges of lemon. Seeing the lemon everytime you open the fridge serves as a 'reminder', and makes the water taste great!

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