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Motivation Secrets

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

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A book to listen to ONLY at the gym!

I choose an audio book that I only get to listen to when I'm working out at the gym. If I want to know what happens next in the story, I have to go to the gym!

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Track every movement I do

I do toe touchers, wall pushes, chair lifts, stair steps, just plain moving and find a way to track it on Spark; then I can look at the end of the day and as I log what I have done, I see what I have achieved. The next day I want to do more! It's a good motivation tool for me.

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One Small Step

Every day, I try to make one small change from the day before. It could be drinking a little more water or walking a little more or reading one more success story to keep me going. All of those small steps will eventually add up to a whole new lifestyle!

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Join a Fitness Club

Not as in the sense as joining a gym. I wanted to exercise but I was tired of the same ol' gym workout so I joined a club for women who like to work out, now we go hiking and biking all sorts of things. So in the process I am making new friends and working out too! Who would have thought :)

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Just. Keep. Running.

I have the phrase "Just. Keep. Running." written on a Post-It on my desk at work and around the house. Whenever I get discouraged (for anything, not just exercise), I look to that phrase to keep going. Two steps can easily turn to ten, if you just keep running.

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Size, Size

I bought a very pretty inexpensive outfit one size to small.
I have hung it where I see it every time I go to the bedroom.
This keeps me motivated to stay on track with my eating of healthy foods and my exercises. I plan on wearong that outfit comfortably by June 15th.

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Healthy snacks

Each day I try to eat a healthy snack. Whether it's a 4 medium strawberries cut into slices, a banana, or a handful of pistachio nuts. It's important to have that mid-morning or mid-afternoon fuel to keep yourself energized each day!

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Start the Day With the Right Mindset

Each morning I spend about a half hour feeding my mind. My menu includes a few passages from the bible, a couple of affirmations and an inspirational reading. It provides me with the right mindset to go out and face the world and to deal positively with whom or what I meet along the way.

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Log EVERYTHING

I write down every goal I have so I have a visual of what I am accomplishing. I have a list for crunches, my tracker, exercise, what makes me feel good about myself that day, and what todays motivation is.

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Plug In

I plug into SPARKSPEOPLE everyday. I always read what others are doing and it really keeps me motivated.


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