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1/7/14 12:22 A

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I am the same way, lack of motivation is a total killer. My only motivation seems to come after I've had a cup of coffee and I think about how I'd like to look. For me, it's not about getting healthy because I already am. But I feel that I am judged by how I look. It seems there is no better motivation than feeling judged by others, at least for me.

Like others have said, try some of the 10 minute workouts on sparkpeople. I love Trainer Nicole; she is really great about keeping a nice pace and showing us how to modify if we can't quite keep up. I find the 10-12 minute workouts are easier to do, and I feel loads better after just 1 session. I try to do 2-3 a day but at least 1. It's more manageable to break it up too.

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10/7/13 10:56 P

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If I were you, I would try some of the spark workouts, some are short, some are a little longer, and they are for all fitness types. I've done a lot of them, and they are fun, the more you do them the better you get. emoticon


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10/7/13 4:09 P

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Welcome to the team. I'm here if you ever need anything.
Join in our challenges to meet new people and keep your motivation going.
Good luck with all of your goals!

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9/14/13 11:11 A

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ACGuinn - have you looked at some of the work out videos on SP? A lot of the videos are 10 minutes. Maybe giving 10 minutes a day to doing one of the videos will help get things flowing. I mean 10 minutes isn't a lot of time and it is less intimidating, especially when starting back out on the work out routine. Good Luck!

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9/10/13 3:21 P

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Motivation....oh isn't that the mountain we all climb each and every day. I totally feel your position. Each one of us is motivated by something different. I want to by a pretty sexy black dress, NOT from the plus size section that hits me at my calves and has so much material I could cover a pool in the winter. So, I go online and I look at black dresses and I picture myself in that dress or I look at them in the store. I also have a goal to ski down this one particular run this winter without stopping. It is a long one run and last year I stopped a dozen times and about 80% of the way took my skiis and boots off and cried with my husband and kids just holding me saying I was doing a great job. So, this year I don't want them stopping and holding me while I cry on that run.

With all that, what are you passionate about? Clothes, sports? I don't mean what can you do today, but what could you do when you were younger and you would love to do again? Or what do your kids do that you want to be apart of....pick one or two of those things and make a plan on how to achieve that goal. Get a support group to help achieve that goal. We are here for you and I know your family and friends will be too. Sometimes verbalizing those goals are hard, but once you do, it is like a huge weight is lifted off your shoulders.

Good Luck to you and to us all!!

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9/9/13 1:08 P

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Here's a little bit of my story.

I've lost 142 lbs or so. If I can do it so can anyone else. It just takes consistency, motivation and determination.

Chelle
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9/9/13 1:02 P

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For motivation to keep working out on your own, here are some ideas :-)

- Check out some of the Motivational Spark Pages (under "Community" - "Spark Pages") and the success stories (Community - "Success Stories"). I am particularly inspired by BradMill2922, who did is doing it on his own, and has lost over 210 lbs ! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
p?id=BRAD
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- Write down the reasons why you want to lose weight. Which one is most important to you ? Place your list somewhere visible, maybe in your workout space where you can see it


- Pick an activity that you like. Whatever exercise you do, try to make it something fun :) If it's fun, it won't feel like a chore, and you'll still reap all the benefits :)


- You've lost 30 lbs (congrats !). Do you have any pictures of yourself at your starting weight ? Take a picture of yourself now and compare them. You'll want to keep going so you can keep seeing these changes

- What improvements have you felt since you started this journey (health-wise ? clothing sizes ?) Take note of them. Exercise will definitely keep the ball rolling :)

- Join a Spark People challenge :) There's nothing like working towards a goal with others doing the exact same thing :)

- Read Spark People motivational articles ("Arctiles & Videos - Motivation"), like www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog
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I hope this helps !


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9/9/13 8:26 A

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Go for a walk. Just start out doing 10 minutes. Find something fun to do

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9/8/13 12:20 A

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Those would be some options to try, I suppose. But I'm a pretty shy person when it comes to being face-to-face with people I don't really know. I'm not sure how well I'd do with that.

My boyfriend feels bad for not being supportive enough of me, and he's saying again that he wants to try to start working out. But he works all the time. He never has time, and when he gets off work or has a day off, he's too tired. So I'm not counting on that to happen this time. I may just be on my own.

~Alicia~

Starting weight (07/02/12): 263.0
Started Sparkpeople (07/22/12): 255.0
Last weigh-in (08/17/14): 208.6
Current weight (08/25/14): 206.2

Lost 48.8 lbs since starting Sparkpeople, and 56.8 lbs total.
And as of 6/29/14, I've lost a total of 34.5 inches since the first time I measured on 8/27/12!


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9/7/13 11:50 P

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I know, it's hard to find a workout buddy....

How about meetup.com ? It's a site to help you find people who like to do the same activities as you.

Another option could be to try asking the Sparkers in your area :) To find their spark pages, you can go to the menu at the top of the page, under Community you will see "Spark Pages". In the "Spark Page & Buddy Finder" Click on the "Advanced Search" link, and enter your zip code. Then click on "Search Spark Pages". You'll get a list of people in your area, and you could try sending messages to the people you find. Being on Spark would be a great thing to have in common with a workout buddy !

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9/7/13 11:39 P

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I do much better when I have someone to work out with. Actually, that's about the only way I can make myself exercise. But I've tried many times to find someone to work out with, and I've had no luck. Having a trainer or taking a class would be wonderful, but that costs money, and most of the time I can't afford that. I feel so stuck.

~Alicia~

Starting weight (07/02/12): 263.0
Started Sparkpeople (07/22/12): 255.0
Last weigh-in (08/17/14): 208.6
Current weight (08/25/14): 206.2

Lost 48.8 lbs since starting Sparkpeople, and 56.8 lbs total.
And as of 6/29/14, I've lost a total of 34.5 inches since the first time I measured on 8/27/12!


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9/7/13 11:30 P

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Hi Alicia :)

The motivation to work out is different for everyone. For me, I found out that I stay consistent when I have someone to work out with. I hired a trainer and I've never missed a session since.

Is there a friend you could work out with ? Or a team activity that you like to do - squash, badminton, etc ? Perhaps that will make it more fun, so that you look forward to exercising :)

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9/7/13 11:10 P

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I need help! I lost more than 30 lbs just watching what I ate in the past year. But I've reached a point where that's not enough to help me lose weight anymore. So for months, I've been looking for the motivation to start exercising. I just can't seem to make myself start, though. I tried Zumba Fitness Core on Xbox 360 a couple of times, and it was kind of fun. But I haven't even been able to make myself do that again.

Does anyone have tips/suggestions for getting some motivation? This is really getting me down.

~Alicia~

Starting weight (07/02/12): 263.0
Started Sparkpeople (07/22/12): 255.0
Last weigh-in (08/17/14): 208.6
Current weight (08/25/14): 206.2

Lost 48.8 lbs since starting Sparkpeople, and 56.8 lbs total.
And as of 6/29/14, I've lost a total of 34.5 inches since the first time I measured on 8/27/12!


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