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Motivation Secrets

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

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Progress with time not behind it

The Secret: Time is going to pass with or without you so take small steps that will grow into bigger steps. This way, you move with time and not behind it.

Losing weight is a challenge, but it does become easier to figure out as you go along. The main thing to remember is that you are in th...

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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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Doing Great Things


"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
~ Napoleon Hill


"Nobody can do everythin...

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Weight Loss Journal

Keeping a weight loss journal can be both a motivational experience and a healthy outlet of your most personal thoughts and feelings concerning your weight loss journey. What's most important during this experience is your need to be honest. Also, writing in your weight loss journal is a way to let ...

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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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Just keep restarting

It's only when you stop trying that you have failed. If you find yourself constantly restarting its time to change up the program! Don't keep doing something over and over that isn't working. I guess that's the main reason I'm a "SparkPeople" now!
I was 15 lbs lighter last year at this time and ...

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I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME!

I know some days are easier than others to get the mojo going!!! Whatever MOVEMENT you choose is BETTER than none...so pick something you LOVE, keep on doing it until you get comfortable, then challenge yourself to accomplish even more...all the while, with a beat!!! Whatever music you choose will h...

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Keep the Motivation Don't Give Up

We all look for a reason to keep us going cause we need to loose weight.. Look Deep and I believe I found the best way .. Spark People.. You do not have to do and keep track and they are full of advice and Teams.. Well they will keep you upbeat as you go.. Yes all of us are in the same boat...So do ...

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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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Lead an online group, and Retrain that Negative Self-Talk!

Ask your friends if they'd join you for a support group that YOU lead online (here on Spark, or on Facebook, etc)! Suddenly, being responsible for making regular posts about your diet/exercise/goals helps remind you over and over of your vision; it's a daily reminder for you to share workout pictur...

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