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SBURDEN
Posts: 2,863
6/3/13 8:59 A

Keeping the weight off



SCRAPBECCA
Posts: 2,501
6/3/13 7:57 A

seeing results, feeling better in my clothes and skin and knowing I am doing the right thing for my health and over all well being



WATERDIAMONDS
Posts: 14,308
6/3/13 6:21 A

the fact that I'm getting smaller, stronger and happier.



MYAKAYAH
Posts: 3,355
6/3/13 12:03 A

I'm more of a vampire so I work out in the evenings mostly. However, since I am off for a month I have been working out about an hour after I have a light breakfast. (Walking/cardio etc...)



VESUVIOUS
SparkPoints: (27,101)
Fitness Minutes: (31,737)
Posts: 774
6/2/13 11:54 P

alarm not next to the bed.....like a walking distance from your bed. And I would do the sleep in my workout clothes thing. What really motivated me to keep my exercise is I went to a Con and had a few pictures taken with Norman Reedus (Mr Daryl Dixon on Walking Dead). And I literally busted my booty to drop the first 50 by the time of those pictures!!! I have my next Con trip planned to get pictures with him at my goal weight. emoticon
Each and every time I feel like slacking.....I think of that permanent picture and I exercise just a little bit harder!!!!! emoticon



WAYCAT
Posts: 971
6/2/13 11:41 P

I am a naturally very-early-morning person (I mean, 3.00 in the morning!!!) - and I've never needed an alarm to wake me up. It seems my internal body clock has set itself over the years.

So I like nothing more than to get up, get the day started and then get my workout in.

As for the snooze button, it's an old trick but have you thought about putting your alarm clock as far away from your bed as possible? That way, when the alarm goes off you have to physically get out of bed to switch it off, thus making it less likely you'll nod off again - that's the theory anyway!

Welcome to SP - hope your stay here will be a long and happy one!



LEANGIRL22
SparkPoints: (14,318)
Fitness Minutes: (6,615)
Posts: 782
6/2/13 11:34 P

I just lost a pound and I am now motivated to go after the next pound. I am a determined lady and I know if I work out I am burning my calories to the next pound. I can do this !

Sheila emoticon



ERINTFG
SparkPoints: (36,351)
Fitness Minutes: (16,191)
Posts: 562
6/2/13 11:24 P

my undying love of food motivates me. LOL



ZORBS13
SparkPoints: (93,864)
Fitness Minutes: (95,198)
Posts: 12,896
6/2/13 10:15 P

habit.



DAWNLOGA
Posts: 242
6/2/13 9:32 P

I have not set an alarm in years - I just wake up. If I have to be up early, somehow my body knows and I always wake up on time.
I read that is you don't have a lot of time in the morning. sleep in your work-out clothes. then you're ready to go - just splash your face to wake up and do your workout.



SUPERMODUS
SparkPoints: (12,133)
Fitness Minutes: (9,715)
Posts: 50
6/2/13 9:15 P

I don't work out in the morning (I'm not a morning person either), but personally, what works to wake me up and get me out of bed is to use my phone as an alarm clock. My phone has a vibrate feature along with its alarm, and placed near my pillow, the vibration is far more incentive for me to wake up and stay up than a regular alarm.

Welcome to SparkPeople, by the way.



CHANY009
SparkPoints: (5,146)
Fitness Minutes: (1,828)
Posts: 75
6/2/13 9:03 P

I've just joined sparkpeople today and I coincidentally starting tomorrow I don't have to go into work until 8, an hour later than normal so I am planning to get up at the normal time and use that extra hour to workout. My problem is this: I am a snooze button-oholic!

So what gets you up and out of bed? What is your workout motivation?



 
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