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

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How I stay motivated

The first thing is to know that you have a problem, when you figure that out, get determined to change the problem. I couldn't do without SP. Anther website I like to go to is www.cozi.com. There I can write a to do list and mark off when I've done it. Then see the results of your progress.

- Submitted by MISTYSMOM06 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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Motivational Maintenance Days

I find that motivation starts waning if I do not treat it as its own muscle group. I need to schedule workouts for my motivation, determination and mental strength, just like I would schedule cardio, stretching or strength training.

- Submitted by YOOVIE 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 13 Comments

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Wii yoga poses in the mornings

emoticon I am finding doing Wii fit plus yoga in my own routine each morning helps wake up the cobwebs in my mind and get me motivated to seize the day! I try to mix up poses and some strength exercise in "my routine" to keep thing interesting and longer or shorter durations. emoticon

- Submitted by SUZYMARC 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Exercise in the Morning

I never thought I would be an "Exercise in the morning" guy. But I tried it one day. I felt DEAD as I walked to the treadmill. Two minutes into my workout I felt so much better. I had started the day in the right direction.

- Submitted by LOGICALLOSS 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments

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Perfection is overrated

Setbacks and mistakes are a very important part of living and growing. It's one of the most effective ways we learn. Don't dwell on them. Briefly study what went wrong, and move on, tweaking things a little to find your next good groove.

- Submitted by BETANIKNITS 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Don't Give up on Yourself

Losing weight is a tough journey, but one that does not happen overnight.
We have to change our way of thinking, both with diet and exercise, but the important thing to remember is that you are worth all the hard work it is going to take to make these changes.
So don't ever give up on yourself!

- Submitted by W8WHITTILER 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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Feeling down

When I am feeling down I go to Spark People and read about the people who feel the same way I do. I try to encourage them and in doing so encourage myself. emoticon

- Submitted by PURPLEBABYBEE 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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my favorite quote

Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
- Charles Reade

- Submitted by DEE107 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments

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The "Skinny" Pants

I went to Goodwill, found a pair of jeans 2 sizes smaller than what was my size at the time and hung them in my closet amongst my usual clothes (NOT hidden). It felt amazing to get to zip those puppies up!

- Submitted by MGJARVI 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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A New Day

Even if I fail to get in my exercise for that day, or if I went a little overboard with my food intake for the day - tomorrow is a new day. Each day is a new beginning! Yesterday's bump in the road won't affect today's road to travel! emoticon

- Submitted by TMITCH02 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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