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

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Focus on health

When I focused on my health, the weight loss came.

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Motivation and Count the Calories

How often have you chosen a diet because it worked for a friend... Perhaps you were inspired by a celebrity spokesperson...A diet might be perfect for someone else but their needs.. their lifestyle and their food preferences could be completely different from yours... Do you really want to buy your ...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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My Busy Weekend

The last few days I have not been feeling well. It all started Friday morning when I woke up feeling extremely nauseous and sick feeling. I went to Target to do some shopping and ran all the way to the bathroom. Yeah, it wasn't pretty. When I got home I went to right to bed. I knew I had to be funct...

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Honesty and Integrity


. "Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life--all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity."
~ Zig Ziglar

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th 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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Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude


"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
~ Zig Ziglar

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Integrity - The Great Conquerer


"With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt."
~ Zig Ziglar

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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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