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Become Your Own Best Motivator

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  • Thank you, SparkPeople for this series of articles. Joining this site was on of the best moves I made, this year. - 5/5/2010 11:59:30 AM
  • ROTY2008
    This is such a great article. I wish I had seen this before now, but now I can truly say that life is going to be so different now! - 5/5/2010 11:28:37 AM
  • This is great advice! The "I" statements are so important to ANY relationship. This is simply a relationship with yourself! - 3/28/2010 7:41:31 PM
  • This is great advice. It all starts with you. - 3/17/2010 12:37:22 AM
  • it all sounds good and I need to do it but I never seem to be able to stick to it - 5/21/2009 1:31:18 PM
    I guess I am doing okay. I have two goals as I start to this journey: 1) to be able to walk around the grocery store without needing to actually sit down during the task and 2) to walk my dogs around the block.

    Right now (Day 1 of my new life) I am unable to do grocery shopping easily. I have to sit down or rest against the side of shelves and refrigeration boxes. I even sit for 10 minutes or more in the deli section on a real chair before I go to the check out. And if I forget something at the other end of the store I REFUSE to go back to get it because its such a long walk. All I want to do is to make groceries without it being such a chore.

    The other thing I want to do is walk my dogs on a leash. I dont currently do it because my legs and back and hip hurt after walking about half a block.

    I need to be able to do both these things to feel as if I am making my way thru the muck. Does this make sense? - 1/15/2009 5:42:15 PM
    I wanted to do this one but when I started considering the questions/statements I realize that I since I have never tried to diet before, I have no clue about motivation. I dont know what my triggers are. ACK.

    Has anyone else ever had this realization? - 1/15/2009 5:36:26 PM
  • This is a great article - a real eye opener for me! - 12/2/2008 2:36:07 PM
  • Great article! I had to wrestle with many of these motivation traps along the way - this article should help people avoid that guesswork. - 11/22/2008 5:55:40 AM
  • This article is quite freeing for me. I keep struggling with myself as to why I am unable to stay motivated (perfectionism) and why I sabotage my success (externally motivated). The information I read in this article provided the insight and understanding that I need to identify what is going on so that I can now move past my mental blocks. Thank you! - 9/13/2008 12:06:58 PM
    Loved this article! I am constantly at war with myself to not rely solely on outside results- so I definitely needed this. Thank you! - 7/11/2008 11:26:41 AM
  • Brilliant article, Slowly but surely I am getting *spark* washed (instead of brainwashed. - 3/23/2008 3:50:07 PM
    Wow!! Really made me realise that i have constantly relied on the physical things that motivate me but i am begining to realise that the good moods and happy days are worth far more to my health and general wellbeing. - 3/21/2008 11:13:19 AM
    These articles have been really helpful with getting a better grasp on what exactly a lifestyle change includes. I love Dean's style of writing and advice, and his articles are always helpful! - 3/5/2008 3:06:34 PM
  • this was a eye opener! it really motivated me to look inside for answers instead of outside ( weight,size,body) i will use these tips. thanks so much =) - 12/19/2007 9:48:45 AM

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