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Motivation Secrets

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

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Nike + mini

My mini is usually very active because I run 3-4xs a week. I haven't run in 5 days and my mini started walking and trash talking me! I thought it was funny but actually felt bad that I had been slacking on my runs. I ran today to get my mini back on her feet; just the motivation I needed!

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Challenge and Reward Yourself

Set shorter-term goals for yourself that require you to work to achieve them. Attach a reward for yourself (not food related!) for achieving each smaller goal along the way to your larger goal. Keep track of those smaller goals you've achieved and review them frequently to see how far you've come!

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Encourage someone else

When you encourage someone else, it automatically encourages you. It just works that way! Lend a hand, a word and watch it grow in you and the one you send it to.

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Self motivation with password!

Use something for your password that will motivate you. That way, everytime you log in you will have to type it and think about it. A goal, a name, a special number. That way it will be on your mind. We can do this!

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Do not care what others think

If you need to eat a certain thing, or refrain from another, don't worry about what others may say. If they are not willing to support your choices, they probably aren't worth having around. Don't allow others to dictate your life and health for you. In the end, YOU are the person who matters most.

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Think Of The Ones You Love

If you aren't feeling motivated to exercise or eat your vegetables, think about the people that you love. Staying healthy means you'll be around longer to spend time with them! Taking care of yourself is a gift you give to your loved ones every day.

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Taking Care of Busness

I have always told my two daughters the best revenge in the world is.
1 Feel Good
2. Look Good
3 Do Good

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I Like.....

I like smiling to myself. At first it feels a little silly, and then I feel the happiness in my soul.

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Positive thoughts!

One of my friends told me one time "nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I try and think of that when wanting to fall off the wagon and it helps. We can do this!

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Have regular treats

Not only for weight loss, but for sticking to your regime.

At the begining of the week, pick a treat for the end of the week. Anything that you consider a treat will do- even if it is a small piece of your favourite 'no go' food.

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