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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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
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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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
I know exercise is supposed to help me fight depression, but how can I find the motivation to work out when I'm depressed?
Depression definitely can make it hard to find the motivation for exercise (among other things) because loss of intere... Read more
Hello, I'm a 49 year old single mom, who decided it was time to lose weight and get back in shape. First time I've used sparks, and find it's helping. Proud of myself as Friday was extremely stressful and I was craving anything fried. didn't give i... Read more
I'm a 35 year old Mum of two and although I'm not overweight at 125lbs, I've gained around 24lbs in two years and lost all my muscle and fitness in general. I used to run a lot, lift weights, and was very toned. I now can't fit into any of my jeans,... Read more
My name is Angie. I am fairly new to Spark People, but was on a similar site for 2 years. In that time I've had 2 babies (making a total of 3 C-sections. Losing the "pooch" is a reality!), and have reached many goals in fitness and w... Read more
Since last September I've lost 32 pounds, BUT I have been plateaued since February... which I feel has caused me to slide back into my old ways :(. I feel like I've lost my motivation and it's scaring me! I was doing SO WELL! But... Read more
Being around all of the great food today is going to be so hard. Normally I just graze all day. I am committed to losing weight and don't want to fail on my third day in. I am starting off right by getting my water in and going for a walk before I... Read more
My best motivation to eat less is to wear a belt. I cinch it to where it is snug, but comfortable. When I am eating, the belt lets me know that I am full long before I realize it. I don't want to loosen it, so I stop eating.... Read more
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
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