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How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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A BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR CAN BE YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR!

I had a scary blood pressure reading on vacation a couple of weeks ago.Too much alcohol, salty fried food and little to no exercise all took a toll. After a few days of partying like it's 1999- I started feeling light headed and could tell my heart rate was higher and harder than it should have been...

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Don't break the chain!

I like to track streaks like seeing how many days in a row I can maintain good habits. This works for me, because I love visually tracking my streaks! I don't want to break the chain. The longer I track a streak, the less and less likely I will break the chain. This is how I went a year without pizz...

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What Keeps Me On Track

Even when I am the most disgusted I think of the alternative. Do I really want to slip into the plus sizes??? NO. Do I want to have good reports at the doctor's office? YES

I met a 98 year old woman that acted like she was in, maybe, her 60's. She likes to swim. Another words she stays a...

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Stay Smart and Stay Motivated

Staying motivated to lose weight is partially about being smart.... If you have a certain weakness for potato chips or anything else for that matter just get it out of the house... If not opened you can give it to the food bank or to a Church to let some that don't have much...Keep these foods out o...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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When I started running

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Motivate and get more healthy..

Bad Habits are hard to break as we grow up we accumulate them as habits as we grow up and it is something we do.. How many times you have heard... Your not going to get any desert or leave the table before you clean your plate.. Yes old habits and now we are older on our own and need to rethink our...

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The secret of my sucess

When I decided it was time to make a change, I joined Sparkpeople. I also bought a fitbit, my husband saw I was having trouble staying motivated so we bought him one too so we could compete with each other for steps and weight loss. We keep each other motivated. However, recently his job has him in ...

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Why Can't I stay motivated to lose weight?

Anybody trying to lose weight goes through a similar journey.

You start out on fire.

You’re motivated to exercise and it’s easy to say ‘no thanks!’ to junk foods. Making healthy choices feels effortless.

But then, you hit a rough patch. Unexpected challenges and unforeseen compl...

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