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Motivation Secrets

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

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Self Love

When you have Love for yourself, you have a deep desire to take care of yourself. You become a Good example for the people around you and they won't let you slack off!

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Plan Ahead for Loss of Motivation

Don't wait until your motivation begins to fade every day come up with ways to keep it high. Use all the resources on Sparkpeople and read the articles to come up with ideas. Do 1 thing a day to keep your commitment level high!

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changing habits

it takes 21 days to change a habit

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Join a team goal

Join a team goal and make sure you stick with it. Check with your team daily for inspiration!!

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OMRON HJ-112

Great motivator, ever since I got mine, it's really easy to track steps, mileage and time for the aerobic walks. Plus since I got it, I've really been able to keep up my 10,000 steps easily. All my others have either died very quickly or I was constantly resetting the steps

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Feel Crappy? Volunteer!

Whenever I'm having a pity party for whatever reason, I volunteer at an orphanage here in Saigon. There is nothing better for helping give perspective, sort out my mood, and keeping me filled with gratitude.

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Get Yourself a Reward at SparkStore

Buy yourself a tee shirt from the SparkStore in 1 size smaller and post on fridge door as a goal. It is the reward when you reach that goal. And if you buy now over $29.99 you get a free Eco Friendly tote. My goal reward is the pink Fitness in Progress tee.

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A New Day

My focus is: Today is a new day. Today I will exercise, follow my eating plan and enjoy the day. What has happened in the past, stays in the past. Today is what I will focus on.

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Daily Intake of Water

I like drinking water out of pretty glasses. It helps to keep me motivated and filling it up again and again.

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My secrets to staying Motivated

I stay positive by posting different quotes around the house and office.
some of my go to ones are....
Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
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