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Motivation Secrets

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

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A little friendly competition

Cheating would be SO easy at work - they put sodas in the fridge as well as water and they're both free to employees. So, to curb that temptation, one of the other ladies and I have a little competition to see who drinks the most water during the workday.

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Get Support - No Matter How Small

My husband is happy with his current weight but has started drinking water with me instead of his usual soda. It's a little thing but it helps a lot.

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dont keep this change to yourself

We are stronger in a group.
I know I walk furter than I think I can when I go with someone else. I won't call uncle at the first twinge when I am not alone.
Its better for me and my lazy dog when we walk and play with others where others can see us and we can see them - we don't dawdle as oft...

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Make your Goal known

I let a few good friends know what my goal for weight loss and exercise was. These friends help me stay on track, motivate me and share experiences so I stay positive and motivated. We've also made some joint goals and rewards which keeps us all motivated.

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Walk, Run or Cycle

For every mile I put $.50 in a can.
Have not decided what I will do with it. But I'm sure it will be fun.

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I like to blow bibbles. It motivate and relaxes me.

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Dress for Success

Immediately after getting out of bed, I put on my workout clothes. Then, I feel guilty if I change for work or the day without spending some time exercising. I drive my daughter to school and head to the gym at least 3 days a wk. Don't sit down to check email or even turn on the tv

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Don't eat foods you can't track!

Hi. I have found that tracking is my secret to success. When I eat foods difficult to track, I tend to not track for the whole day. This has derailed me more than once. I am committed to eating foods, for now, that I can track so I can reach my goal weight!

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Keep tracking!

I got lazy regarding my tracking. My excuses roared, and I went to the old me with excuses such as another bite doesn't matter or to a little bit more was OK. Without the tracking, I did not hold myself accountable. The scale barked back. I truly do appreciate tracking.

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Fitness Tag

It's an easy way to get motivation to get moving. You decide how many reps you want to do, but someone else picks the exercise. You never want to be the one that's it!!! And Cardio tag gets the juices moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=35082

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