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

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Your life changes when YOU change


One day not too long ago the employees of a large company in St. Louis , Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door.
The sign said: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the fune...

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How to recover from a slip

First, don't beat yourself up is very important. Next, pick yourself up and remember all the healthy choices you had made prior to the slip, write it out if needed. One weak moment does not a failure make. Try to reach out to others who will not berate you or make you feel guilty for your slip. ...

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The Wisdom of Joda

Following the Wisdom of Joda........
Try Not ! DO ! ! !

Realized that if I never ever try, I can never ever do......
Realized that there is truly never ever an always........
or a never ever, because when I try, it becomes a will be !
So, I will follow the Wisdom of Joda, realizi...

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Failure? I Think Not!


"Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time."
~ Og Mandino

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You CAN Do It!

Lack of motivation and willpower is a common excuse that people give for not being able to do something. This seems to be the case most often with diet and exercise. I should know, I struggle with it too!

If there is one thing that I have discovered through the years, it is that my faith in ...

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Put Lotion on Daily

Lotion. Yummy smelling lotion.



I know, I know--that might sound like the CRAZIEST suggestion ever, but I think putting lotion on my body every day has been a HUGE help to my weight loss.

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The dark recesses of the mind

I have lost as much as 100lbs. before and still was not happy. Along with the weight I seemed to have lost my mind. This time I will be more aware of the mental aspects and find ways to deal with those set backs as I fore see them. The link below is very realistic:

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Modern living tends to sever your connection to the natural world, and many are now starting to recognize just how important a connection with the land is for health and happiness.

Health benefits associated with garden...

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