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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Staying Active And Healthy

We have been having a lot of fitness contests at work and I have been participating in all of them. We are currently having a steps contest and this is the second one since February. I came in sixth overall out of 325 people. I won a $25 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card. we had the contest in Februar...

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Stay & keeping motivation

I've noticed so many times that itís hard to be motivated all the time.

No matter what or how I switch up my workouts, there are just days when I donít feel like showing up. There will be workouts that I donít feel like starting let alone think about even getting started. There will be report...

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Today stay positive

TGIF everyday
By Melyssa Griffin
1. Actively appreciate the weather. If itís sunny, go sit outside and let the warm rays beat down on your skin. If itís rainy, leave your jacket at home and bask in the raindrops on your face. As much as we humans donít like to admit it, weíre still a part of n...

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You're worth it all right

Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.

I have been swimming later at night, after the swim team, the kids, the people starting swimming, the seniors are all finished. I basically have the olympic pool to myself. It is s...

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Use what you love

When it comes to weight loss use what you love. If you're new don't try a whole bunch of new things all at one because that's a quick way to get discouraged if you don't like the new tasks or they don't fit well into your current routine. Take inventory of your personal loves and see what you can in...

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Pick your voice

You need to learn how to select your thoughts, just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.

If you don't already get up every day with love for yourself and determination to make this a GREAT day, why not?

Why are you letting anyone dictate ho...

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One day at a time

Take one day at a time. It isn't so difficult if you are determined to just stay on track with nutrition and drinking water, and exercise for just one day. It doesn't matter what happened yesterday or last. Just one step at a time.

I joined Spark in 2008 and lost over a hundred lbs in weight...

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Staying Committed Focused Be Stable

Let’s be honest here. We will need something concrete to really motivate us when times get hard. There will come a day when you have a big fight with your mother on the phone or your boss is really demanding. Maybe the car won’t start and the kids are screaming. Suddenly the idea of motivation i...

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When feeling overwhelmed

When you feel that you are so emotionally drained that you just want to give up on yourself, undo all the good you have done so far, first take a deep breath and then second turn to your Spark friends through journaling.
The support and friendship, caring and compassion shines through with the n...

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A Spark pep talk

A Sparked is struggling, and wrote me a Sparkmail asking for advice. Here is what I told her. (I hope it helps!!)

First of all, I was REALLY overweight last year. I have lost over a hundred pounds in a year. How did I do it, how am I continuing, and how have I made it work....

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