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Motivation Secrets

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

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My "not so secret" secret

It's no secret! I have a monitor to track steps and physical activity, I try to drink 8 cups of water each day, I try to balance and portion control my meals and I am constantly pulling motivational quotes to try and stay positive.

My issue seems to be lack of motivation, or rather I make a ...

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Join a group

One of the most impactive changes I made in my journey to health and fitness has been to join SparkPeople and my Beachbody Facebook groups. Having a safe, positive, and encouraging support team is a key component to our success. We all need an understanding ear, a positive influence, and a friend to...

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Consistency! Keep going even when it seems like you aren't getting anywhere

No matter how small the change, it counts. Keep doing it, it will show up in time. Don't give in to the urge to fall back into bad habits. Eating healthy and exercise will pay off. It may take a long time, but it took a long time to get to where you are now (out of shape and overweight) don't ex...

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Consistency and Focus

All my life I have known how to lose weight. As a child and teen, I listened in health classes to the teacher telling us about calories and exercise, how they work together to shape our bodies. By the time I was a mid-teen I was struggling with my body expectations. I was scared to be fat. I wanted ...

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Positive Attitudes ROCK

Stay positive. Don't mope. Don't be depressed. Get up, get moving (even if it's slow) and start your journey to a healthier you!

There is nobody to blame but yourself. It isn't your significant other, it isn't your kids or their sporting events that make you eat fast food.

Hold y...

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Live in the Moment



The Key to successful Motivation is to:

FOCUS ON THE CURRENT MOMENT.

Not the past.
Not the future.

If you've fallen off track, RIGHT NOW is always available to start again. ...

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Never be afraid to...

Never be afraid to start over. It is hard to lose and gain then lose and gain. It is a vicious self deprecating cycle that many of us suffer through. Starting over can feel like it's to hard to bother with but it is worth it. I am starting over again and hope again to prevail and maintain. This...

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Self love patience

Learning to view exercise as self love and not a selfish activity helps. Loving and caring for yourself sets an example for others plus no one else can or will do it for you. Exercise, clean eating are habits that lead to improved mood, weight lose, improved health. You'll miss less time at work, ha...

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Just keep swimming

Finally the dam has broken. My weight is going down. After hours in the gym doing weight training and cardio, my body is releasing the weight. I feel so good emotionally about this. All my hard work in the gym is paying off.

Now that the weather is nicer, I am able to ride my bike outside. I'...

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Get Healthy Friends' Support

I have had more success with friends supporting me than I've ever had. I now walk with a group of ladies from my scrapbooking events. We walk 3 miles every Tuesday and on Wednesday we meet up and chat. I have been using the Wednesday meeting as a reward for walking on Tuesday. If I don't walk I don'...

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