Secrets of Success

Motivation Secrets

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

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A Little Pillow Talk

Before I got to bed every night I give myself a pep talk. I congratulate myself for my days work and then I talk to myself about the work that I am going to do tomorrow. I remind myself that I am worth all of my effort and today is the day to prove it to myself.

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Not watching the clock

I set a timer so I don't focus on the time. Especially on a challenging day it helps me know I'll complete my workout but not let the clock seem that it has stopped.

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Spread The Spark~~Become Your Own Spokesperson!!!

I LIKE to help others! There is just such a great feeling and accomplishment for myself if someone says "Hey~that REALLY helped me! Thanks!" I guess that's why I like sharing info. I've learned to lose weight and I like to motivate people! Now ,when I go into the restaurants and I ask ...

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City Gal

I am getting everything in my garden and I really don't know what I am doing but I learn fast. I love doing it and tonight we had a seedless watermelon and it had a seed, guess what it is in a pot already. Everything I eat I take the seeds, plant them till I don't know what is there till it grows.

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Secret of Success is accountability

Write it down and you will do it--or do it to write it down!

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Trouble Fighting Off Evening Cravings? You Don't Have To!

I used to gorge at night on snacks, causing no weight loss or even weight gains! Because at night, I would feel "empty" without eating before bed. I've just accepted the fact that I am not comfortable going to bed on an empty stomach and I don't have to! I *can wait until later in the evening to eat...

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You Are NOT Alone

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a long-term process & can be frustrating & at times trying. But happily we are NOT alone. When we have support, it leads 2 motivation, which leads 2 success. Be sure 2 have a friend, family member, spouse, or a Sparker that you can lean on in times of need!

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Keep a Goal Diary

It's easy to get off track and lose your direction. When the weight is up/down & not moving forward, it's hard to focus. That's when looking at your journey, goals met, successes can refocus you. Look at what you have done-keep going!

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Secrets of Success

I read a lot of wome n's mags! Looking at the pictures, reading the articlaes, and applying them to my lifestyle really helps!!! Especially the health mags!

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Achieving a Goal

When a goal is achived, the success motivares you to work harder to reach your next goal because you know you can succeed!

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