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9 Hidden Reasons to Stay Motivated

Ways to Rediscover Your Drive

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  • Great article!

    I desperately need to be more motivated, both with exercise and also with sticking to a good food plan.
    I KNOW how good it feels to move my body - whether it be walking or cycling.

    I don't have to really WANT to exercise, but once I get out there and start, I ALWAYS feel better and am glad that I did it : ) ! Getting out today will help me get out there tomorrow - (I am talking to myself here, too : ) .

    After all, time is going to pass by anyway, right?

    Wishing everyone much peace & joy!
    - 7/14/2009 12:28:23 PM
  • I needed that...I am having such a difficult time staying motivated to exercise regularly and change my eating habits. I'm excellent at rationalizing, lol. But the Wow factor and staying healthy for my children's sake grabbed my attention. Although I may never have the same figure as I did in my twenties, I sure would love to look in the mirror naked and feel confident. - 7/14/2009 6:57:53 AM
  • Wow, simple but profound, especially momentum. Loved it - I'm going to be that object in motion -thanks. - 7/13/2009 6:35:31 AM
  • Your article couldn't have come at a better time...I lost my motivation, but now its found!!

    Thank you!! - 7/12/2009 4:31:28 PM
  • #6 really did it for me. After leading a very active life to being a full-time caregiver to my suddenly disabled father, I realized how much I missed the momentum. Getting a "WOW" a couple of weeks ago really made me think of how I could bring the momentum back into my life. An internet search for some tips led me to Spark! - 6/23/2009 4:37:28 PM
  • Number 5 is what motivates me.....I have only one daughter and she is my world!!! - 6/19/2009 11:00:42 AM
  • Number 6 really hit it for me. Every day I'd plug along with my walks, and after a few weeks I started to realize I had a real streak going that I didn't want to break! This article came at the perfect time for me as it's been a real struggle this week. Thank you Zach, for bringing it home! - 6/17/2009 2:45:15 PM
  • Great article!
    The "Wow factor" really got to me.
    I think because I fear the opposite..."Wow! Does she ever look fat."
    Very helpful...thanks. - 1/6/2009 10:31:50 PM
  • This is a good one! - 1/6/2009 12:33:46 AM
  • One of THE BEST Spark articles I've read! I'm printing this out and posting it on my fridge! Thanks again Spark, you're amazing!! - 12/15/2008 8:54:21 PM
  • BOY DID I NEED THIS ARTICLE. This is one of the main reasons why I love SP. The encouragement and support that you get from article such as this give you the boost to keep going. Im going to read it again and again and absorb it all.
    Many thanks SP - 12/15/2008 8:12:05 PM
  • TO PIGLET1979
    THE WOW FACTOR IS NOT FROM OTHERS. IT IS WHEN YOU GO IN THE BATHROOM, CLOSE THE DOOR, AND LOOK IN THE FULL LENGTH MIRROR, AND A GRIN BREAKS ON YOUR FACE. I'M WITH YOU. IF WE REALLY CARED WHAT OTHERS THOUGHT WE WOULDN'T BE ON THIS WEBSITE. - 12/15/2008 12:52:02 PM
  • This was EXACTLY what I needed to read today! I'm bouncing around with the same couple tenths of a pound and getting frustrated that I'm not making more progress right now. Thanks for the encouragement! - 12/15/2008 9:58:42 AM
  • NIKILB
    This is for Bruce. The way that I see it, the more you read, the better you will become at reading. The key is finding books that interest you. I would go to the local library, get a library card, and tell them you are an old dog learning new tricks, that you need help finding your way in the library. They have changed a lot since we were kids! Then, if you are embarrassed, say you are getting books for your grandchild that is whatever age level of reader that you are. Ask directions to get to that area, then start looking around at the different books and get as many as you are allowed to take home, then start reading, and the ones that you can't put down, go back and get more of them! Just keep on reading, no matter how slowly, you will begin to improve. That is how it starts when you are a child, you may take longer, but it will happen. Good luck! - 12/14/2008 10:26:48 AM
  • I was thinking the same exact thing LIGHTERRED ; ) - 10/25/2008 12:30:05 PM

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