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Motivation Secrets

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

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Download the HabitBull App and Use It

One of the ways I got started was to download the HabitBull App at http://www.habitbull.com/ and really use it.

What kept me motivated was not breaking the streak, or chain of workouts.

It's an idea from Jerry Seinfeld. See, when Seinfeld was a fresh new comic, he knew that creating jo...

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Consistency Leads to Success

The biggest secret and one that is the most demanding is right there in front of our faces.
There are so many various programs and choices out there it is or can become confusing.
Sometimes the more you read and learn the less focused you can become. Tis best to find, like a pair of shoes, the...

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When I started to run

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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Focus on what I want...

If what I want is to be fit, healthy and in shape, I have to focus on every habits that produces these results.
Eating just enough to satisfy my hunger and to give me the energy I need.
Selecting foods that are vibrant with good vital energy, this is why vegetables and fruits are the cornerst...

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Me first...it is not a crime!


My secret, is no real secret at all, but common sense. My needs are just as important as my family's needs. My health and well being are valid decisions only I can make, and it actually improves how I perform duties for others.
I was once told by a Weight Watcher leader that wo...

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Eat Smaller Everyday

To get smaller you have to eat smaller. To stay smaller you have to keep eating smaller. What ever your goal weight is "eat like you are at that weight."
This really does work. Just like calories in calories out. The more you practice this the more positive you become. Stop weighing. Work on bet...

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Stay Positive about Your Plan

When first envisioning a goal, most of us are positive. We make our plan, and then we start implementing it with enthusiasm and vigor. We look into the future with our mind’s eye, and we see ourselves striding toward that goal in leaps and bounds. However, even if we stick to our plan like determ...

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Keep Moving the Bar!

Challenge Me!

One of the first things I did when I got on Spark People was to join the “21 Day New Member” Challenge. There I learned a little about how to navigate the site, a little about nutrition, a little about exercise, and I was introduced to Spark Points. Each little nugget of informa...

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Don't give up!! even when that scale doesn't move!!

I started about 4 weeks ago and weighed at 196.. but I think I really weighed 198/199. I got up to that the 2nd week in, that is why I think I really weighed that. I was getting discouraged and wasn't sure what I was eating to make me sit at idol. The 3rd week I was down to 194 but I sat at this wei...

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Determination and Consistency



I've lost a little over 100 pounds, and still have around 50/70 to go. This is what has worked for me...

If someone tells you that diet, or exercise are the biggest/most important aspe...

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