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Motivation Secrets

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

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Forge Ahead

Even though you fall behind, keep forging ahead...

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Surround Yourself with Awareness

I stay motivated by journaling daily, reading Health magazine, and talking about my goals. I try to constantly be aware of what I want to achieve, and do my best not to slip up if possible. If I do slip up, I work on doing better the next meal/time/etc.

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Inspiration

I just put up some cork board on the wall in fort of my treadmill and I pinned up pictures that inspire me to work out harder.

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Write a monthly progress report as a blog post

I have started writing a monthly progress report. Every first Sunday of the month I measure in and write a blog entry describing my pounds and inches lost, but also my exercise progress, what's new in my program, etc. I find this to be a great motivational and consistency tool!

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Reward yourself FIRST!

I find that, for me, the carrot works better than the stick. I've been reaping the rewards before I sow ...

For example, this week, I bought myself some flowers on Monday - took them to work, kept them on my desk. The intense aroma and sheer beauty of the roses helped me say no to cravings!

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Meditation & Yoga

When I wake I do 20 mins of simple stretches in bed then I meditate for 20 mins, meditation is very motivating for me.

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Set Your Goal and TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!!

I have wanted to lose weight for 11 years but never took it SERIOUSLY! I was approaching my 50th birthday when it hit me---do you REALLY want to be overweight when you turn 50? { BOTH my parents had died in their 50s} .Granted,I exercise more than anyone ever did in my family,

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Electronic Sticky Notes

My computer has a feature called "Sticky Notes". These look just like the paper Post-Its everyone is familiar with except when you write one, it displays as though it is stuck on your desktop. I decided to use these to my advantage. I have three on my desktop.

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LOVE

Love who you are right now!

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Journey Partner

Share your journey with someone. Having someone in your corner who understands what you're going through is invaluable. My partner and I encourage and scold each other, and celebrate milestones - small and big - together. Idon't know that I would have gotten this far without her.

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