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Motivation Secrets

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

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Hope by Emily Dickinson

Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches on the soul
And sings the song without the words
And never stops at all.

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LISTEN TO MUSIC

WHEN I GO FOR MY WALK I ALWAYS LISTEN TO MY MP3 PLAYER. I HAVE ON SOME REALLY FAST PACE MUSIC THAT MOTIVATES ME TO WALK EVEN FASTER. SO NO MATTER IF I AM WALKING 3 K OR 10 K THE TIME SEEMS TO GO BY FAST AND I TRY TO BEAT MY TIME EACH TIME I GET OUT.

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Read Magazines

I don't have support at home or online. I keep motivated and enthused by reading magazines which emphasize healthy living and healthy eating. It keeps me thinking forward in quiet me time.

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It's not all in the numbers!

Remember that progress doesn't have to be measured by numbers. It can/should be measured with how you are feeling both mentally and physically.

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Being Grateful

When I want to give up, have a pity party or I have a really negative outlook or negative self-talk, I focus on the things that I have and about all the things I am able do that others may or may not be able to do, due to circumstance. I count my blessings and recenter myself.

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Just Do It

I find I can't wait to be motivated - I have to just do it.

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Exercise in the Morning

If you're like me, I can't walk when it's hot. If I can get out there at 7:30 in the morning, I do better since it's still cool.

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rewards

If I don't quite feel satisfied after a meal. I put bleach strips on my teeth. They have to stay on about 20 minutes by then I'm not hungry and my teeth are whiter. Reward and satisfaction!

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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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