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Become Your Own Best Motivator
Take this Quiz, Never Lose Your Motivation Again!
1/15/2009 5:42:15 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 5:36:26 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.
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!
7/11/2008 11:26:41 AM
Loved this article! I am constantly at war with myself to not rely solely on outside results- so I definitely needed this. Thank you!
Brilliant article, Slowly but surely I am getting *spark* washed (instead of brainwashed.
3/21/2008 11:13:19 AM
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.
3/5/2008 3:06:34 PM
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!
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