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Motivation Ideas

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hey everyone!

It would be so cool to hear your motivation ideas and what tips and tricks work for you to help you stay on track on your journey to getting healthier!

Also check out these websites regarding weight loss success stories:





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    Hmmm, what keeps me motivated. Well, I used to be 230 lbs and now I'm about 60 lbs lighter. So whenever I don't want to get up and exercise I just think or say " You can never go back " meaning, I will never be that weight again. This gets me out of bed. You just have to keep moving forward!

    Also, I stay motivated by trying new things such as new activities (hiking/swimming) or new foods. Sometimes I'll buy a magazine with a low calorie menu plan in it and follow it for a week. This way I'm trying new foods and not getting in a rut.

    Long term weight loss is so hard! I've been trying to lose the last 20-25 lbs for the last 5 years. :( Sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. (either in weight or in spirits!) You just have to keep going!
    1397 days ago
    I LOVE your notebook idea! Carry it in your purse or in your car!
    Can you cut out some pictures that are motivating to put in there too? I'm a visual person, so a picture can really speak to me. If I see a photo or picture of someone about my height, size, age and build who weighs my goal weight, a simple photo can give me that BOOST to stop with the bad habits and to press on! Of course you can always find more than one photo or magazine picture.
    There's my tip of the day to you!
    emoticon Make that scale move DOWN in numbers! emoticon
    1397 days ago
    I probably have seen 10 MILLION weight loss stories a day (obviously exaggeration lol) because they def. keep me going. When I don't wanna work out or when I'm dying of "hunger" lol I'll look up weight loss success videos on YT to see and hear about people's transformations and I'll look at the success stories on Spark People and it just makes me feel good about myself and this journey that I'm on. So keep doing that.. I def. will because it works for me :-)

    Also another good motivational tip is if you don't feel like working out.. put on your workout clothes anyhow. It pretty much always works to get me to do a workout because I feel like I'm already half way there :-)
    1398 days ago
    Hello there. Thanks for the weightloss story sites. I love watching them also. Have you ever watched the u tube videos of Joy Fit Club on the Today Show videos. They are very inspirational also. Its nice seeing the peoples stories before and after, and them on the show. I have watched every single one I think. Im on here till wee hours in the morning watching videos on weightloss or foods. So many remarkable people out there.
    We are all emoticon
    1398 days ago
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    Counselors get paid to tell clients to do self talk- which is affirmations as if you already lost the weight .... journey lifestyle statements made in your own voice recorded,,,

    is actually perfect... to literally listen to the sound of your own voice saying what the new you would say to the old/current you

    excellent emoticon please do it
    1398 days ago
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