Secrets of Success

Motivation Secrets

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

4

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Solicit Positive Intervention; Explain Goals, Ask for Support

Purpose is to share goals with people in your inner-circle & solicit written feedback from people who care about you. Primarily from family members & long-time friends, people who would be directly affected by my current or possible future health concerns due to weight would participate.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

18

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

This is not for the faint of heart. After years of saying I was going to lose weight, I made the ultimate commitment. I gathered extended family members (16) and asked them to shave off my hair. I'm not growing it back until I lose 40 lbs.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

33

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Seeing the real me.....and loving myself.

I asked myself this question. What if I saw myself the way my friends and family sees me ? Attractive, powerful, loved without conditions, and worthy just as I am. If I see myself this way, I can love myself they way they love me. This has made all the difference.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

7

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

excercise

Always go with a friend... keep each other accountable. One of you always is motivated. Even if it means a 4 mile walk to get that tall skinny latte instead of driving to get a venti turtle mocha!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

54

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Be Grateful for what you do have, Stop dwelling on what you don't have!

I have broken my annkle and I was really feeling down about it, I can't do anything that I love to do; dance-walk! I can't do hardly anything for myself! I called a friend- my dance teacher broken hearted about it, and she told me a friend of hers told her something when her dad died......

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

38

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

SparkFriends=Mo
tivation

Look for a few teams that you connect with & get involved by posting daily in their chat room & other message threads. Blog & comment on teammate's blogs. In a short time you will connect with some team members & forge a friendship. This helps with motivation & working your plan.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

112

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Use your computer passwords to remind yourself of your goals

If you use a computer a lot, change your passwords to something that motivates you...for example "NewFitMe" or "GettinSkinny". You'll be reminded of your goal every time you have to log in.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

7

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Share your goals

To keep you on the right path towards better health, share your goals with a co-worker. That way when the donuts are calling, they can help be your strength to resist. Let them know how important this is to you.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

51

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Life is a Choice

Life is a choice. I can choose to be either a shining example or a horrible warning. Making the right choices makes all the difference. ;)

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

48

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Healthy feelings

Feeling good about yourself inside and out is the first step to success

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Submit a Secret


See Another Category: Go

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.