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Motivation Secrets

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

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Feed on Something that Fills You UP

Focus on a Bible Verse Everyday when you fill hungry like: Therefore whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Going to God fills me up and I become less hungry for food that doesn't last.

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Procrastinators
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Just put it off...

You put things off? THAT IS PERFECT!
Want to go into the kitchen for more food... Just put it off!!
Want to get off the treadmill? Just put it off!!
Want to have a second helping of mashed potatoes? Just put it off!
The best part about putting it off is that we often forget what the p...

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WW Meetings...

Regardless of the program you are following (WW or non-WW)....hold yourself accountable. With WW, attending meetings do just that!

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Gifts to Myself

I like to think of every healthy thing I do as a gift to myself. Instead of looking at working out, eating a salad, or drinking water as punishment, I think of it as my reward! Is a cheeseburger at the end of a good week really a reward or is that the real punishment??

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After A Goal Is Achieved -- FEELS GREAT, doesn't it?

Remind yourself how great you FEEL when you've accomplished your goal -- be it 5 extra minutes of walking, simply getting out of bed to workout, or not caving during a "crisis" of the unhealthy food persuasion.

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Think of Pioneers!

If I feel like skipping a workout, I think of pioneers, farmers and the like. If they took a day off from chores "just because", they would not survive! A little dramatic, but it works for me!

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Monthly Reward

My husband and I live in the UK where the monetary system is in pounds sterling. For every pound of weight we lose, we put an equal amount of money (pounds) into a coffee can. At the end of the month, we use the money to treat ourselves to whatever we want.

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Procrastination

My grandmother said, "Once begun, half done." She hated to cook. One time she had us over for dinner and said, "I guess I'll turn the oven on and get that over with." That was all it took to get her over the hump and start the meal. Now it's a family joke.

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Planning the night before

I find if I plan my meals for the next day,even to putting the ingredients together in the fridge in separate bowls helps me want to stay on track the following day as my food is already sorted,so I can just get on with my day and I am not thinking about what I should eat for dinner!

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Find a great cheerleader

Find a friend, co-worker, SparkFriend, anyone, that you can share your success and failures with. A lot of people will try to bring you down, derail you or belittle your changes... but there's someone out there who will applaud every pound lost, every healthy food, every workout... find that person!

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