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Motivation Secrets

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

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th 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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Getting your journey started

To get your weight loss journey started and to set yourself up for ultimate success you should begin with a small goal that you can accomplish and experience some success with that small goal first. I say small and simple goal, because you want to be encouraged to continue so pick something you can...

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Motivate others to motivate yourself

It has taken me a long time to remember this one. When I was more active on Sparkpeople in the past, I found the best way to motivate myself to get out the door and do what I needed to do that day was to first go online and motivate others to do their best. To remind them that no matter what you d...

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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 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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50 miles to 50 km on 50th 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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Being Connected Brings life

I am a do yourself, get it done if it means me by my lonesome self, this outlook has carried over into my battle with losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle. This method of doing things has carried me no where fast.

This morning I was leaving my house and I notice a leaf on the ground ...

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The Better Me

My motivation began for two reasons. I found out I m going to be a Grandma and my cousin of my same age has breast cancer.
Lets lokk at these one at a time and I will explain how they each prompted a change in me. I went to my hometown for a family party for the July holiday which happens every y...

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Motivation is a decision, not a feeling

This past week I have been off. I have not been eating healthy. I have not been exercising. I have been looking for my motivation. I have been wondering why I lost my initial motivation. Every morning I would wake up and think to myself, "Today, I am going to be better. Today, I am going to ea...

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HEALTHY SELF TALK

I listen every day to a podcast by DANNA DEMETRE....specifically her first one called YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK...

Her story and also the story by JON GABRIEL are telling....How much of who we are is because our "thinking" and thoughts are false.

I am a success because I finally grabbed ...

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