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Nobody Like a Buddy!

emoticon Whenever motivation is low or whenever you get in a rut...Having someone to go through the "pain" and the process with you makes getting up for the task at hand that much easier and enjoyable. I have yet to see the buddy system fail.

- Submitted by STAN06WM 2/25/2014 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Use it!

It's simple really - just - USE IT! You joined the site so take advantage of the information, teams, advice. Log in, read the blogs, interact with other members, make friends. Most of all, though, USE THE ADVICE! Don't just read it - or put your settings to 'no mail' - the more reminders you get to stay on track the more likely you are to do so.

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- Submitted by JACKSGRAN 9/25/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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Walk with a friend

Plan a route before you go.

- Submitted by JACKSGRAN 9/1/2013 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Vision Board & GOALS

I "vision collaged" my back of the door mirror, this way I "SEE" it all the time!!! Everyday, sometimes several times a day! Foods, Exercises, Physically fit bodies, places I want to go and things I want to do!! Anything that is something to strive for or look forward to I put it on the edge of that mirror. SO when I do that one last check in the mirror before I sweep out the door I know what I want in LIFE!!! EVerything I want to live for is there: Prayer, Familiy, Friends.Healthy Lifestyle!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/8/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/2/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Find a friend

Find someone to share your experiences, challenges and daily motivation with.

- Submitted by RAENDROPS 2/18/2012 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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POWER IN NUMBERS!!

I recently went on my FB and sent out a message looking for people to exercise with for five days a week after my work-out buddy and i developed conflicting schedules. To my surprise so many people were looking for the same thing. I find myself wanting to do even more so now I am exercising at home on my bike watching an hour long t.v. show first thing in the morning before I leave with a friend to where ever. Its great I'm able to be more motivated and its creating a lil club of our own!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 1/10/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Moving for Cash!

I lost 10lbs selling Mary Kay and made over 600$ my first month...so what i did was walked around My neighborhood distributing flyer's and events..Women seen me in my workout gear! a face full of makeup..that wasn't running or leaking even though i had walked for 2 miles already..if you want to try and sell mary kay email me. acarter913@marykay.com

- Submitted by A_CARTER 12/16/2011 in Saving Money | 0 Comments
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MOTIVATION FROM OTHERS

I have recently started a group of friends to exercise with since not everyone has schedules that match up if you have a group of exercise partners then it doesn't effect you if they "call in" you always have a back up partner and more motivation . The more the merry right??

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/27/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Have a cheerleading team

Aside from Sparkpeople, I'm making a big effort to tell friends and family what I'm doing and what my goals are. As I've just started running, a friend who is training for a marathon is cheering me on, and everytime I reach a new running goal I can't wait to run to my phone and text my new achievement. The encouraging replies really make me feel good.

- Submitted by DORAYAKI 8/17/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Keep Positive and gain support

Over the last 5 months I have lost 10 kg which makes me feel great but I was only able to do it because I kept positive. It really does help and if you are able to get family, friends, collegues to support you to then that is even better.

- Submitted by SCRACEOFFICIAL 7/31/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Giving Spark Goodies

I just did my first 5K since High School (10 years ago) with the help of the 5K your way program here. I was debating on doing it yesterday, and I got a Spark Goodie from a friend saying best wishes and it just made me get my butt out there and I did it!

- Submitted by LARISSA238 7/14/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Run the Amazing Race!

Doing something fun will keep you motivated, especially when you get results!
On our Spark team the Amazing Race Fans, we ran a virtual race around the world via our fitness minutes and by eating fruits & veggies and drinking water. It has been a big success and we are doing it again in July.
Contact me if you would like to join in for our next race.
Whether you do this or something else, make sure it is something you will enjoy so you stick with it!
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- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/15/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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New? Join A Team!!

One of the greatest ways to find support and encouragement is from others who share your same goals. A great icebreaker is to join teams that interest you. There you will already find great people whom you have something in common with right away!! emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/8/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Reach Out to other Spark People

Yes, you need to eat right, exercise, drink water and get lost of sleep too, but don't overlook the value of connecting with other Spark People! It is amazing what you can accomplish when you interact with others that share these personal and common goals, you will learn lots, develop wonderful friendships and reach your goals!!

- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/4/2011 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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Connect with Others!

Yes, you need to eat right, exercise, drink water and get lost of sleep too, but don't overlook the value of connecting with other Spark People! It is amazing what you can accomplish when you interact with others that share these personal and common goals, you will learn lots, develop wonderful friendships and reach your goals!!

- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/4/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Choose your friends carefully

Be sure your friends are supporting you. Many will pretend they are then offer you cake and say 'you deserve it'. Stick to your rules and be sure your 'real' friends know them too :) xx

- Submitted by JASMINE186 5/31/2011 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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If you don't know; NOW you know!

When you need motivating, call on your Spark friends!! We all struggle. We all have days, sometimes weeks when we just don't have the get up and go we need to...well, get up and go! When that happens, remember why you joined SparkPeople in the first place. Go to your main page and look at those friends and know they are out there just waiting to help you. All you have to do is ask. And while sometimes that's as hard as taking that first step in exercising, it will make all the difference!

- Submitted by BAILEE_GRAVES 4/9/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Add a Friend

Friends make it easier!

- Submitted by MCDGIRL 3/30/2011 in Getting Back On Track | 5 Comments
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A Friendly Voice

When I'm feeling down or in a rut, I like to call a friend or family member that I haven't talked to in a while. Just a friendly conversation can turn my whole day around and remind me about all the good things I have in my life.

- Submitted by KRAZYKIKI 3/30/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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The Road to Success

The road to success is not straight
There is a curve called failure
A loop called confusion
Speed bumps called friends
Red lights called enemies
Caution lights called family
you'll have flats called jobs
But if you have determination
An engine called perseverance
Insurance called faith
A driver called GOD
You'll make it to a place called SUCCESS!
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- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 3/28/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Be honest

Tell your friends about your weight loss goals. Always be honest! Share when you succeed and when you don't. When you are truthful about your weight you will keep yourself in check. Tell yours friends how much you want to lose so they can help motivate you. When you have support it makes losing much easier.

- Submitted by FOXYSOFA 3/7/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Make it Known

i have found that if i let a few close friends know that i am working on myself, i am more motivated and positive with the situation and more apt to stay on track. When i didn't tell anyone, and attempted to do it myself, friends didn't know and offering me a large piece of cake or donut was nothing. Now that those close friend know that i'm working on myself, they don't offer me the big piece of cake but offer encouragement instead. Keep those close friends closer during this time.

- Submitted by THECOZE 2/19/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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