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1/23/13 4:50 P

I talk to myself and treat myself as my most cherished and appreciated friend. emoticon

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb
AIMEE1983 Posts: 64
1/23/13 3:45 P

I was recently asked to be a pinner for the Health and Fitness board on Pinterest! I agree, it is great for motivation!

"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz
SAILOR64 SparkPoints: (19,692)
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1/23/13 3:40 P

I have a theme to my quest - Turn Back the Clock (Thanks Dr. Bob Arnot)

I have dedicated 2013 to turning back the hands of time and getting back in shape. I want to turn back the hands of my biological clock to when I was 20 years old. Back to when I had single-digit body fat, my resting heart rate was 56, my blood pressure was 116/68, and I could swim for 2 hours, work all day, then swim for 2 more hours.

I have an in-home gym. In my gym I have a place I call the Ego-Wall. I have my workouts on dry erase boards, my motivational pictures hanging on the wall above them, a pair of cargo shorts with a 32-inch waist tacked to the wall between them and a full length mirror. Next to the mirror is a picture of me when I was a 20 year old cheerleader in college.

I stay motivated by looking at that wall several times a day as well as reading several chapters from motivational books I keep in my personal library.

Edited by: SAILOR64 at: 1/23/2013 (15:42)
Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels and looks.
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1/23/13 1:43 P

Reading SP articles, taking polls, tracking food and exercise and the strong links I've made with a number of Spark Friends.

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STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,358
1/23/13 11:50 A

I too am in love with pintrest. That website has SO many interesting DIY's on there. I've actually got poster board from the summer of last year where I made a box for each Thursday until my Birthday (August 22nd) of this year, but the funny thing is I Never filled it out, nor have I since unrolled it and hung it up since moving. I'm thinking about using the other side of it to do something else motivational with it. I always say I'll do it, and I'll get around to it, but it just never seems to happen.

I have tomorrow off from school. I think I'll take it out and do something with it. :)

Don't ever let anyone else tell you who you can be

HEZZYLUNA Posts: 129
1/23/13 11:26 A

I a Pinterest-aholic, I'll go to the Health and Fitness Category while I watch TV and pin pin pin.

Anyways, I've seen a lot of "DIY" interactive sort of stuff people have come up for motivation and inspiration. For instance, I saw one where someone used clothes pins on two different horizontal strings, one on top and one on the bottom- the top set of clothes pins illustrated how many pounds they have to lose, the bottom string shows how many lost. That's my favorite so far I think.

I've seen whole walls dedicated to inspirational quotes; "dream boards" displaying pictures of outfits and swim suits and stuff they strive to fit into. Stuff like that- something you see every day, and maybe even something you interact with as you go (like the clothes pin one).

Since there are so many wonderful, inspirational people on SP, I was wondering if anyone here does any motivational stuff like that? I think I'm going to try one of these, and I'd love to hear more ideas.


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