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8/18/11 12:47 A

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My two little girls motivate me! I want to me around when they *keep fingers crossed* give me grandchildren, I want them to have a role model for healthy, moderate, sane eating and body image, and I want them to be proud of having a fit, active Mama!

And my second is the Great Outdoors itself...I dare anyone to go outside on a beautiful sunny day and not itch to walk, run, bike in the glorious light, or to go to a beautiful mountain/lake/waterfall and not be magnetically pulled to the hiking path!

Dieting is much less natural than being active for me, but the spark community REALLY helps... Two weeks ago I was in an downward spiral eating wise but some of the blogs turned me right around. And now my mantra is "Consistency, not perfection wins the race". emoticon to everyone!

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7/17/11 12:05 P

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What motivates me is thinking of myself healthy and happy when my husband and I start trying for our family. I want to be a healthy inspiration for my children someday. I can already picture us all hiking outdoors, biking, etc.

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7/10/11 5:16 P

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What motivates me is positive people and myself. I have to be my own motivator even more because I am the only one that can do it for me. I have to use my mind and my strength to tell myself I can do this.

STRENGTH,POWER, ENCOURAGEMENT, WISDOM, IT IS GOD WHO GUIDES ME THROUGH ALL THESE THINGS!!!

Monique
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5/27/11 12:11 A

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Katie

...for in Him we live and move and have our being. ~ Acts 17:28






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5/26/11 9:47 P

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Nature! And fresh air. That's all the motivation I need to get outside.. and some fun music never hurt, either!

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5/25/11 1:52 P

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WOW - Parkour is so cool!! I wanna do it!!

Great videos! I finally had the time to view them...



Katie

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5/11/11 5:39 P

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I'm motivated by Spark blogs, as well as before and after pictures/stories.

I am also motivated by Olympic and athletic success stories. Also, I love watching parkour videos! I have a motivational video playlist on youtube!

Oh, and I LOVE Dara Torres! She is an awesome motivator

Some of the videos on youtube that motivate me:

Women Parkour (free running/urban running):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY9AiWRjI3o

Great inspiration video for female athletes:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wGwlh5nKmU

Best Women Athlete Victory Celebrations:(We deserve to celebrate like the boys!)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGKpn3bAP-c&
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As a Women's Rights activist, I find it empowering to realize the more athletic and powerful I am, I can help pave the way for girls growing up!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ_XSHpIbZE&
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Showcase of U of MD female athletes:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNvmzmTP5JE&
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(Tear Jerker: Derek Redmond torn hamstring finishes Olympic Race with his Father's Help)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t-NAum8kY8&
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Nike, Women in Sports commercial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9It24cN3_E

Lisa Parson, lost 60#'s to compete:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhIfySS0EE0


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5/9/11 4:33 P

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That is cool!

Lately, Spark Blogs have been a huge motivator for me. Usually it's one of my friends blogs, but occasionally I'll catch one on the team stream or one that a friend has commented on in the feed. Successes and stumbles both. Encouraging someone who is struggling helps me see my own struggles in a different way - it also help to know that I'm not the only one. And seeing other's succeed reminds that it is possible, I can do it! That positive energy is so contagious too!

Katie

...for in Him we live and move and have our being. ~ Acts 17:28






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5/9/11 9:11 A

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I love feeling healthy!

It's cool that at 47 I'm the oldest 'girl' on the community softball team, and can out-play most of them.

It's cool that when the cycle instructor of our gym left, they asked me to take her place.

It's cool that exercise has become fun.

I was motivated when my Doc said "loose weight or take high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life". So I lost 20 pounds, and started to feel good. So I lost some more, and had more energy than the younger generation. Now I'm tightening and toning that final bit. I feel great and am wearing the size I wore in high school....HEY, THAT WAS 30 YEARS AGO!!



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5/8/11 11:36 P

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Share your motivation with the rest of us!

Katie

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