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Motivation Secrets

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

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Find someone wise to agree with each day - MIRROR THIS

Seek wisedom her price is above rubies & pearls is a Bible verse my granny use to qoute saying that mantra's are mirrors are only as good as the actions they reflect.

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WWSVD?

I don't pin all of my hopes & dreams on this but it does help me during moments of "weakness". I have developed my own version of the WWJD mantra and replaced it with WWSVD (what would Sofia Vergara do?). If I want to get to my goals I must focus and "do" what SV would do - no excuses.

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Forgive yourself and move on

I occasionally eat foods I wasn't planning to, or miss a scheduled exercise session. When I do that I forgive myself and just move on. My motto is "progress, not perfection".

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Reward yourself with small things you are allowed to do again!

I have rewards for each kilo lost, and most rewards are not money related, but I reward myself with things I love to do, and I am not allowed to do them again until I reach a certain goal. For example paint my nails, watch my fav video, listen to my fav song, pluck my eyebrows, read the new book I b...

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GO FOR PROGRESS,NOT PERFECTION

Learn to do what is best for you! Don't always look at magazine pictures or movie stars! Look at YOU!
You are the most important person on your journey!
Perfection is not possible...but progress and your goals are within your reach!

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Never give up..

Just when you think your going to give up.. Think about what it is you want out of this and that always helps me keep going!

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SparkGroups & SparkBuddies make a huge difference!

If you have a success or a challenge, they are right there with you on your journey. That support keeps your personal motivation for positive action strong!

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Celebrate the Small Stuff

Starting on this journey can be overwhelming. It's best to start small, and set yourself achievable goals. Every day, find something to celebrate - even if it's as seemingly small as tracking all your calories on a hectic day!

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Happy

Read an email from the gentleman that I have seen a couple of times and he is going to see me again. Just because you are older doesn't mean you can't go out and enjoy someone else's company dining, talking, dancing or whatever entertainment you go to during dates.
Pure, clean relationships,

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Pedometer

I've found that since I purchased my pedometer i've been more active. Always looking forward to increasing my steps! Even at the office, it's helped me!!!

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