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I find that motivation starts waning if I do not treat it as its own muscle group. I need to schedule workouts for my motivation, determination and mental strength, just like I would schedule cardio, stretching or strength training.
This was one of the first tools provided by Sparkpeople and it really works for me! Don't be afraid to go back to a previous stage if that's where you really are or move ahead to the next one when you are ready. The process really works!
My secret is using the SparkPeople website - I'm addicted! It gets me through my day, helps me stay focused and motivated. I find that using Spark has kept me on track longer than I've ever been able to be focused on a 'healthy plan'.
I use the Fitness Tracker as a CONTRACT with myself. On days that I am worried that I won't "find the time to exercise", I set up what I want to accomplish ahead of time on the Fitness Tracker. Interestingly, I don't deviate from that contract at all :)