There are several kinds of motivation problems that people run into, and each requires a different set of strategies. Let's start here with a little quiz to find out which motivational problems you might be dealing with.
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Do you often find yourself wondering where your motivation went? Do you suddenly revert back to your “old ways” without really understanding why?
If this sounds familiar, you may have some basic misconceptions about motivation: what... Read more
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
Do you often have trouble finding the motivation to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals? If so, then you might not be looking in the right place.
Experts who study motivation have long recognized two basic types of motivation:
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According to intelligence studies, the tendency to set goals is the #1 determiner of success. Whether you want to run a mile or cure cancer, goals give you direction and a game plan for success. You’ve already set a goal to start living healthi... Read more
I really only need 1250 to 1800 calories per day and it's telling me I should eat between 1800 & 2150 calories per day, thus messing up my tracking. Is there a way to change it or, or is it set to prevent unhealthy tendencies? For instance, "Well, fa... Read more
My name is Heather I'm young and weight is a problem in my family. I just recently joined spark and so far enjoy it very much. My goal is to lose 42 pounds. I want to exercise at least 5 days a week although I also would like to work out every day if... Read more
I am trying to figure out how to start going about getting healthier. I want to lose a good amount of weight in the long run. I just don't know what to set as my first goal. Should I track my activity and food for a while then figure out how much to... Read more
Set Monthly goals in Micro, Mini, Medium & Major. Blog these at the end of the month for the following month then adjust "other goals" for tracking, accountability & celebrating!! If you are a list person, this works!! Spark Streaks can be set to... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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How can I get motivated?How do I stay motivated? Will someone please motivate me to exercise? These are all questions that I have seen a lot of members ask on the SparkPeople message boards recently. Motivation seems to be hard to come by some days,... Read more
The common bond many of us share is where to find the motivation to carry us to our goals. What happens when it isnít there? Why is it so important in helping us to achieve success in anything that we do, including embracing a healthy lifestyle? When... Read more
My first blog entry ever. I think that since tomorrow is the last day of the month, setting some new goals is a great place to start. There are things that we all need to work on, and for me, goal setting is one of them. I know where i want to go ult... Read more
I am becoming more aware of goal setting and how it can motivate people. I have also become more aware of the reasons I am not reaching my goals. I long for something more, I long to be back to my "happy size" (see above picture), I long to... Read more
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