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Motivation Secrets

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

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Tell A Friend ! Tell The World !!

Every time I say the words "I'm losing weight" it gives me an inner feeling of accomplishment and encouragement to continue. A Side benefit is that people around me don't question it when I pass up a food they think I should try.

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Yes you can!

You can do this! You can accomplish your goals because you are no different from those who have already done it. Just take that next step.

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Getting started

When I have a hard time starting tasks I dislike, I put on motivational music. I created a playlist in Windows Media Player. The playlist acts as motivation and a time clock. When the music is off, I'm done. Generally this will get me so motivated I can keep working at tasks I dislike.

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a new secret

I exercise everyday for being stronger not only for today but for tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Join a CHALLENGE!!!!

Another way to motivate myself into getting into a healthier habit, is to join a challenge! I have read in our SP articles that when OTHER PEOPLE are involved with what YOU are doing, it helps BOTH!! And especially if it is a FRIEND !! I need to get more SLEEP!!! So,to motivate myself and ...

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Find a Friend

Find a friend whos' goals are similar to yours. A workout and food buddy is a great way to stay on track and motivated.

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MIni Goals

I have a goal weight that I eventually want to get to, but having mini sub-goals in between helps me realize what I am accomplishing on my journey instead of looking at my goal like it's so far away.

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Use Something Other than the Scale

When the scale isn't moving, but you are doing everything right, think of how you have changed, inside and out, by measuring your progress using something other than the scale - body definition, clothes sizes, attitude, playfulness, fitness, whatever works for you!

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Get Rid of Fat Clothes

As you go along on your journey, don't punish yourself by wearing clothes that fall off you. Give your fat clothes to the Salvation Army or sell them in a consignment shop. This will make room in your closet for the skinny clothes you will buy and will feel so good.

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headstand

when I get overwhelmed, I do a headstand to restart my energy

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