Secrets of Success

Motivation Secrets

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

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Challenging, yet reasonable, Pedometer goal

Wear your pedometer for a week and honestly assess how many steps is a reasonable goal. You're trying to improve your level of fitness, not overwhelm yourself with the challenge.

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Co workers

Get your co workers to join SP!!

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Argue with thine self or win

For the amount of time we spend arguing with ourselves whether or not we are going to get up and exercise, we could have been UP exercising. In that TEN minutes of arguing we COULD'VE been doing 10 minutes of dancing to music, a walk, some crunches or leg lifts.

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Be Your Own Motivator!

When you enter comments into your food and fitness journals or blogs, always write about the positives! Then when you're feeling blue or beaten down... who is a better motivation for you than YOURSELF? Go back and read over these positive entries and get re-amped!

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Lay out clothes

I lay out my exercise clothes the night before I plan to work out. In the morning, I literally have to step over the clothes to get up. Not working out becomes the hurdle, instead of working out.

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Make a change today

If you've fallen short on one or more of your goals (as I have), instead of beating yourself up, make a change today. Even if you've fallen short on several, pick one today and intentionally meet it. That may inspire you to meet another. Soon your intentional thinking has you back on track.

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One Step

One step in the right direction can lead to many steps

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Motivating Others Motivates Me

Helping others with encouraging words keep me encouraged, too. It takes a village.....

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Better health is a decision away

After making a bad choice or two, make a better one and get right back on track.

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