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

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Nothing Good is Easy!

In life anything you want that is worth something is not going to be easy. This goes for eating healthy, losing weight, relationships, jobs, and education. If it's worth anything it will be difficult to achieve, but it will be SO worth it. So you have to be willing to work hard and be motivated to g...

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Eating to live instead of Living to eat!

I've been going to the YMCA for four years now. I got serious about exercise when my doctor told me last year to start going 6 times a week. I thought she was cra-cra (CRAZY) but I followed through building up to the days until I reached 6 days. I started out doing a stationary bike for 10 min fo...

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Clothes Shopping for my Goal Weight Self

One of my private motivations is looking through magazines or online at various outfits that, once I reach my goal weight, I know I'll look good in. Even sexy lingerie...I like to imagine how extra sexy I will be for my fiancé once I am all toned up and feeling confident in my own skin. When I get a...

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Celebrate yourself daily

This month the emails came from SparkPeople that gave us the update on the teams we are on. I clicked on a few of them and I was listed as a leader for both points and exercise minutes. This is a big deal and it has never happened before. I have logged a lot of miles this month which is a big deal...

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How can you make healthy habits stick?

Try this cool mental motivator:

Predict you will eat better and work out more next week and you probably will, according to a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research. The reason is that once you turn wishful thinking into a plan of action, that goal feels more accessible and your be...

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Get out of Bed on a Positive Note

As an emotional eater, I am constantly sneaking in positive reminders to myself in various formats. I particularly like when my mobile phone calendar alarm sounds off at 6:00am with a daily motivational reminder like: “Act as if today is a great day!” or “Act as if I am strong, lean, healthy, and se...

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Money motivated

For every pound I lost, I put $5 in an envelope in a bureau drawer. If I gained a pound, out came the $5. I never "borrowed" from it. I only put in money when a whole pound was lost. When I reached goal I had enough to treat myself and my new body to a day at a spa!

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