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Motivation Secrets

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

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Take it slow

If you are starting out with over 100 pounds to lose, break it down into more manageable lumps like 5 lbs at a time or 10. Focus on the smaller picture and your overwhelming amount of weight to lose will happen, a little at a time.
Focus on the weight you want to be, say if you are 260 lbs, focus...

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If its worth it, it wont be easy

Hard work pays off. If it's easy then it won't be worth it, so challenge yourself to do more today. Don't give up just because you're intimidated or you don't believe you're capable. Push yourself. Better yourself. Do the most you can do and do more! Drink one more glass of water, smoke one less cig...

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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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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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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

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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Sharing the Journey -- Accountability Partners

Nothing keeps me on track, positive and motivated like having someone to be accountable to! Whether it's a group here on SP, a challenge team, or a fitness buddy from work or church, (or all of the above) doesn't matter. But it's got to be somebody who is facing a similar challenge and who's commit...

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Speak with your future self.

I have several motivators and I believe that it is a combination of them that has prompted me towards finally staying focused on my goals. Like many, I have attempted to define goals and chase them several times in the past, only to find the journey short lived. It is only now after I have demonst...

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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One foot in front of the other

As I keep moving each day I notice how different each day feels. Some days I'm totally exhausted and it is difficult to get going to do any of those things that I know my body needs me to do. Some days I think I could walk/jog/run/dance all day long. Because of multiple sclerosis I rarely know wh...

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Depression and Motivation..

When you are Depressed and someone saying get get over it.. Or be happy is like telling a rock to swim.. It is hard to just get happy.. too many things going around in my and your head... Itís not because depressed people donít want to get motivated but it is hard..Itís because getting motivated is...

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