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Push That Tush -- A Mental ReBoot

Thursday, February 07, 2013 I have been on this journey a while,
I've had more than one or two MOTIVATION SLUMPS.
{ plateaus are caused more by a lull in determination
than a slow down in metabolism...}.

Let's face it...I feel like a MANIC/DEPRESSIVE dieter.
When I'm UP....I want to put everything I've got into exercising and
really sticking to my healthy eating and portion control.
When I get LAZY...I let things slip all over the place...
I exercise once in a while, I eat a few more snacks than I should, and
portions mysteriously get a little bit bigger.
I lose my DRIVE...and I start to stall out on the effort.
I end up parked on a plateau.

That's when I really need a JUMPSTART
Something to really BOOST THE EFFORT...
Go BOOTCAMP on the motivation to get some real results.
Spark my ATTITUDE.

That's where joining and really a CHALLENGE
is so valuable. I need to commit to 8 weeks of focused effort so that I can reach a milestone and truly feel significant progress.
And sometimes 8 weeks is enough time to form a new a habit.

Applying 8 weeks towards trying to lose 5% of your weight.
It requires personal commitment, accountability, and drive.
It's 8 weeks of being determined to make things happen...
8 weeks of really doing what you know you NEED to do, to get things done.
8 weeks to focus on Pushing Your Tush ...
8 weeks that can change the rest of your life.

INTERESTED in a Challenge emoticon
there are Lots of great ones on SPARK

I've joined the 2013 WINTER 5% CHALLENGE
and it's about to begin.
emoticon Before proceeding please note...
This particular challenge requires COMMITMENT...
there are assignments, you have to participate, you need to be accountable
the REWARDS will be emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FALLNTENN 2/8/2013 8:49PM

    I joined my first 5% challenge last Fall and it was great. I can't wait to start the 5% Winter Challenge.

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LEANMEAN2 2/8/2013 7:36AM

    Right now, I'm a bit under the weather. When I feel better, I will get back to my exercise routines.
Thanks for sharing.

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ARTJAC 2/8/2013 3:46AM

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BUTEAFULL 2/8/2013 12:03AM

    I suffer the same ups and downs

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    I'm a manic depressive bipolar schizophrenic dieter. Bring on the meds. LOL.

Good luck with the challenge. I wish I could do it.

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CHACHAOREO 2/7/2013 8:18PM

    Have to try real hard!!

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TERMITEMOM 2/7/2013 3:34PM

    I also like challenges - they keep me on track and force me to go above and beyond... emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 2/7/2013 2:39PM

    I love the accountability a good challenge requires. It really seems to help make me successful.

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BARCLE 2/7/2013 2:32PM

    emoticon great visuals and reminders emoticon

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LISAREADS 2/7/2013 2:30PM

    Thank you Sheryl! emoticon What a great motivational blog this was! emoticon January blahs are behind us now - emoticon Let's push that tush, as you like to say emoticon Count me IN for the next eight weeks - let's see what being focused and energized can accomplish! emoticon emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 2/7/2013 2:21PM

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BLISS_OM 2/7/2013 12:19PM

    Awesome perspective and Blog! I am considering what I can commit to NOW re: movement. On the Ideal Protein Program we are cautioned not to over exert with exercise so I may not be able to do a specific challenge per se but I can start a spark streak over an 8 week period where I commit to taking the 3 flight of stairs to and from my condo daily. I think that is do-able. I'll post my streak when I make my plan. Thanks for the motivation! I wish you ALL SUCCESS & JOY - Bliss!

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PATTISTAMPS 2/7/2013 11:40AM

    YES! We can do this! I hope we get assigned to the same team, but even if we don't, we will be cheerleaders for each other! I may not make 5% - that would be 10-1/2 pounds in 8 weeks, but it is achievable, and I am going to do my best!!! Let's DO it!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/7/2013 11:01AM

    You got to move it, move it, move it! HGUS and you can do it.

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KELLIEBEAN 2/7/2013 10:53AM

    You hit the nail on the head with me. I have worked on managing my weight for over 20 years. A manic/depressive dieter is an excellent description of me!!!

I joined my first challenge on SP right before the holidays that takes me through mardi gras next week. I maintained my weight through the holidays for the first time in, oh I don't know, EVER!

I highly recommend challenges! And subscribing to your blogs!


Comment edited on: 2/7/2013 10:54:59 AM

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EDWARDS1411 2/7/2013 10:50AM

    "Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top upís." ~ Peter Davies

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MIATIA1 2/7/2013 10:19AM

    Yes I too need to reboot the winter blasť just donít help but I'm ready to find my keys to start my engine and get moving. emoticon

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DALID414 2/7/2013 10:02AM

    I think we've all gone through the manic depressive dieting at some point, it's what happens with the resolutioners.

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SUTERSPACE 2/7/2013 9:51AM

    emoticon I am in a challenge too. Best way to go!! Keep it up!

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NASFKAB 2/7/2013 9:44AM

  all the best

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MICKEYH 2/7/2013 9:41AM

    Yay!! Wat to go for both of us. *\(^o^)/*

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TERRI289 2/7/2013 9:11AM


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DJSHIP46 2/7/2013 9:10AM

    I'm already on day 7 or the 28-day boot camp, but I'll check out this challenge too. Thanks so much for all your sharing and encouragement... emoticon

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QUAIL75 2/7/2013 9:07AM

    Awesome! You can do it! emoticon emoticon

I think I'll check out the challenge too!

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LINDAKAY228 2/7/2013 8:54AM

    Great job. I'm in a couple of challenges on different teams and they do really help!

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KMICHA 2/7/2013 8:49AM

    I'm in and ready to go!

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CHINAGAL 2/7/2013 8:43AM

    You sound a lot like me!

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COCK-ROBIN 2/7/2013 8:32AM

    I'm in challenges myself. It is so good!

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KANOE10 2/7/2013 8:03AM

    You can do it! I am in challenges also. They help you stay focused. I think January was a tough month and hopefully we are heading to February and warmer weather.

Good luck on your new challenge!

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/7/2013 7:53AM

    I understand this syndrome all too well.

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MALEXANDER4 2/7/2013 7:53AM can do this.

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    Go, Sheryl!

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