Secrets of Success

Motivation Secrets

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

25

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Motivation technique

Find a hobby you truely love. It helps alot when the going gets tough.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

72

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Tiredness

When everything seems to fall apart physically, mentally, emotionally, I find it's because I'm Tired.
May be a lack of:restful sleep, lack of peace-n-quiet, or stress overload.
Stretch! Relax on the floor or chair & stretch a muscle or two.
Improve blood flow, add oxygen, feel energy!
<...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

8

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Another smoothie day for me!!!!

I can taste the smoothie right now.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

9

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Get help when you need help!

So many weight issues are more than skin deep- some are rooted firmly in emotional issues that could benefit from the help of a therapist, a helpful book, meditation or just a good journal. Especially if you are heading to an ED, get some help rather than spin your wheels!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

30

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Watch your high water mark

We all know that weight fluctuates during each day and from one day to the next. So, instead of watching my low weight number, I try to focus on my high water mark.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

8

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Keep spoons in car

Eating on the road

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

57

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

It's in the past...today is a new day...

If you find yourself overdoing it and going over your calorie goals for the day, don't sweat it. The next day calorie counter starts at zero. No need to beat yourself up over a bad day. Just learn from it and start anew.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

30

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Focusing on my short term goal

When I am faced with food temptations. I have found it helpful to think, "Do I want the treat now or would I rather reach my goal of {fill in a 1 or 2 pound weight loss target) this week"

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

28

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Beautiful sunny day

Should be motivation enough

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

73

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Small steps = success

Do one thing everyday to get you closer to your goals =)

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Submit a Secret


See Another Category: Go

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.