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SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (180,034)
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12/3/12 11:14 A

Not as motivated as I should be.

RHONDA-MULKEY SparkPoints: (3,115)
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12/2/12 11:11 A

Visuals are great motivators. When I need a little help, I look through pages from other members that have lots a lot of weight, and it helps to keep me going!

NEEDHELPLOSING SparkPoints: (9,764)
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12/2/12 10:40 A

Thanks for all the replies. I am still at it and feeling pretty motivated, Reading each of your replies and your SPARK pages/stories helps alot. I plan on taking it 1 day and 1 step at a time and hopefully I'll reach my goal.

CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,103
12/2/12 9:45 A

Motivation comes in many forms, and can be quite different for all of us. Are you motivated by a reward system, or would you rather tick things off a list. Perhaps social contact helps more, so finding a buddy would be the best way to go about things.

What has worked for you in the past?

I know that my motivation wanes each time I finish a race goal. The training plan is over, and I need to set something up fast so I have something to follow. One of my methods is the list (which the training plan works well - I can cross each workout off as I work towards my goal).

I am also motivated by streaks. How many days in a row can I get in five veggies/fruits?

And my teams really motivate me. Sometimes I just need to read about someone else struggling with arthritis (or whatever), and they went out for a walk anyway - and this helps me to go out too.

Motivation is a large topic, with many different faces to it. SparkPeople has a whole resource section dedicated to it.

Hope this helps. Keep the discussion going - it will help you to find ideas for yourself.

Saskatchewan, Canada
ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
12/2/12 5:36 A

I wish I knew the answer to that so I could pass it on to those who can't stay motivated.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (184,536)
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12/2/12 4:32 A

look to see how far I have come

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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12/1/12 4:25 P

sometimes it is really hard. I do the best I can do

LOOLINDA SparkPoints: (16,835)
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11/25/12 11:48 A

I set a timer for 30 mins go on line for that time then when I'm done I do a exercise emoticon dvd

SRBSRB26 SparkPoints: (99,474)
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11/25/12 11:31 A

I work on new goals

Seek peace and pursue it!
NEEDHELPLOSING SparkPoints: (9,764)
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Posts: 157
11/25/12 10:20 A

I used spark once before and lost 50lbs staying very motivated that was almost 4 years ago. I kept it off for about 3 now I have gained about 15lbs back. I need to get the old motivation back. HELP!!!

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