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Motivation Secrets

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

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Spreading the spark

I love spreading info about spark It motivates me to also motivate others. I want my friends and family to be healthy.

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My TO DO list

When I am tempted to go to the kitchen and look for a "snack", I refer to my "to do" list. I keep a list of alternate things I can do besides eat, like: clean the sock drawer, brush the dog, weeding, etc. So I take the list, grab a water bottle and get to the task. It has been a huge help!!

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Reach out

When you are feeling frustration, sad, lost, unmotivated, etc. reach out to your Spark Friends. It is so helpful to hear that others are experiencing the same as you and you wouldn't believe the endless support that is out there!

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Compliment Yourself

I keep a compliment canister. I try to find something good everyday, and I write the compliment down on a slip of paper which goes into a canister. Whenever I feel down or need a pick-me-up I read the slips.

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Find something that challenges you

Whether it's entering 5k's hiking a certain challenging trail, wearing a bathing suit on vacation or whatever find something that will challenge you to stay motivated to continue to work your program. It may take a little of experimenting but think outside the bos to find your key motivator.

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Become a Warrior

Become a warrior for yourself! How hard do you fight for those you love, or a cause you care about? Care as much about your self as you do about others. Be valiant and fight for your health.

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tired

IIT IS 4:31 AM AND I THINK i SHOULD GO TO BED.

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Refuse to lisen to negative self-talk.

There are days when I feel like I have a person on each shoulder talking in my ear. On one side is the big fat lazy me - on the other is the lean fit person I am striving to be. The lazy fat me never wants to do anything - the lean fit me wants to go to the gym. Shut that fat person up at any cos...

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The Music of Water

I found I drink more water when it has the tinkly sound of ice in it. It sounds a bit like wind chimes and for some reason, I just feel loved when I have ice making music.

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My Reward for Reaching Goal

I noticed someone else posted "reward yourself" My reward to myself for reaching goal was to buy a new wardrobe. I did have to buy a couple of outfits before reaching goal as my pants fell down inthe middle of the street one day while I was carry packages. I went from a 22W to a 14 misses. JOY

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