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Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation

Understanding Motivation

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  • Wow this article was just for me. Been beating myself up for both not exercising this week even through the pain and the scale not going down. WELL NO MORE Back on track. - 10/21/2015 2:13:04 PM
  • LBROGAN3
    It has been difficult to stay on track. Maintaining the motivation isn't hard just juggling priorities. Today I will get back on track. - 10/20/2015 8:43:49 AM
  • KFORST12
    Starting water exercises today. That should be better with my bad knee, - 10/6/2015 10:40:49 AM
  • KDFRENCH1
    I couldn't agree more!! Trying to keep yourself motivated while beating yourself up is impossible!! All these articles have been so helpful and empowering. Thank you! - 10/5/2015 9:59:58 AM
  • CINSCHULTE
    Great article! - 9/14/2015 8:02:41 PM
  • Dean Anderson, thank you. I joined SparkPeople to lose weight (and I am doing that), but am also becoming a better person in the process. Your articles are a key part of my transformation. I appreciate that you lived this and are sharing what you continue to live. - 9/4/2015 10:45:16 AM
  • Thank you Dean Anderson for this article. I woke up depressed and feeling like a failure. You put the spark back in my eyes. I was a hopeless perfectionist before reading this article. Thank you for helping me to see that I can recover from an error in judgement. I feel like I have been given the license to leave yesterday behind and look foward to today. I am in control. Thank you for reminding me that I am in control because before this article I felt powerless. - 4/18/2015 9:08:22 AM
  • Perfectionism is my biggest pitfall.
    If i have to miss a workout for any reason, I beat myself up over it and work doubly hard next time, often resulting in exhaustion or injury.
    So frustrating, not being able to let myself relax now and then and accept that there are just some days when life gets in the way and other things have to take priority.
    The worst of it is my poor husband has to suffer my low mood until I get my next workout in. - 4/12/2015 11:31:02 PM
  • WYATT18
    Just the article this "all or nothing" person needed today!! Thanks so much! - 4/11/2015 7:14:26 AM
  • FOXGLOVE999
    Great article. The inability to delay gratification is a huge and growing problem in the U.S. The constant victimization of the population is another, with 12 step programs for everything. Bringing us the message, that "it's not your fault, a higher power will relieve you". How ridiculous.
    - 10/5/2014 9:19:41 AM
  • KATARINE66
    @awogen :
    on the top of the page, there is a "more" picture, on the right of Pininterest.
    Click on this "more" picture, then click on the heart. That's done ! the page will remain in your Spark favorites !
    Katarine - 9/8/2014 7:44:50 AM
  • I wish that Spark had a way to bookmark things on their page that you find particularly helpful. I'd like to mark this so I can read it regularly, but I can only bookmark it on my browser. - 6/9/2014 5:42:44 PM
  • So true & real! Thank you Dean. - 5/12/2014 1:28:53 AM
  • WICKFORD64
    This video keeps me inspired when I feel I cant take one more step for one more day. /www. sparkpeople. com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=63
    0 - 3/29/2014 9:33:57 PM
  • SWEET-SUE
    Things I never gave much thought to before...was too busy beating myself up, over "slipping up". One more reason I think SP is an answer to prayer. I read this just in the nick of time...as I was about to give up and over indulge.

    Thank you! Saved by the bell...I mean article! - 2/21/2014 2:52:35 PM

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