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What Every Spark Person Needs (A&I Week 2 Challenge - Arctic Foxes)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I've had to think about this for a few days, and I'm still not 100% sure I can cover everything I think a person needs to be a successful Spark Person.

1 - Persistence - there will be days you want to give up, you need to be able to stick to it



2 - Patience - weight loss is a journey, and not always a fast one.



3 - A Sense of Humor - you will most likely look like a dork the first time you try that new piece of equipment at the gym. You will probably make funny faces when you complete that last rep. You need to be able to laugh at yourself a little.



4 - Forgiveness - you will have setbacks. You need to be able to forgive yourself.



5 - Gumption - face it, this isn't easy. This will most likely be one of the hardest things you have ever done/will ever do. You need to have some grit, some gumption. The ability to kick yourself in the seat of the pants when you need it.



6 - Optimism - negativity can be your worst enemy. Stay positive!



7 - A Support System - you need people to help you. Be it people in your "real" life, or online friends, a support system is priceless. Someone to pick you up when you fall, celebrate your successes, help answer questions. We all need someone.



I feel like I've probably forgotten a bunch of attributes that are as important as those I've listed, but I think this is a good start. Best of luck to everyone, from those that are brand new to those that are well into their Spark journey.
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SGRAY478 1/14/2013 8:45PM

    Love it!!!

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RFJSJ50 1/13/2013 11:37PM

    Wonderful blog! You nailed so many characteristics that are important for success. Sense of humor is so necessary - if you can't laugh at yourself you'll never complete this journey.
Sheila

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/13/2013 2:58PM

    emoticon list of traits! I like the Sense of Humor one! I never thought about that one but it's true. I liked the pictures you picked too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIGNAL38 1/13/2013 1:34AM

    emoticon blog! Very well thought out and I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/12/2013 7:50PM

    this was a truly great blog thanks for sharing

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GRANNY2B2 1/12/2013 5:47PM

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RISINGBLUESTAR 1/12/2013 2:16PM

    Excellent list. I am still trying to think of my list for my blog so I know this wasn't easy. Still, fantastic job! I really like the one about a sense of humor and I completely agree!

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MICKEYH 1/12/2013 12:48PM

    I love your list !! Thanks for sharing,!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IZZYBEBOP 1/12/2013 11:24AM

    What an awesome list, and the pictures really helped! emoticon blog! emoticon

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TURTLESLOW14 1/12/2013 9:01AM

    I think your list is wonderful

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JAMARIGOLD 1/12/2013 8:28AM

    Wonderfully done! Thank you for the reminders!
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AMYBELLES 1/12/2013 6:26AM

    emoticon I liked all the words you chose and the pictures that went along witht them were great! I better get going on my blog or I won't be able to figure out something different or original.

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