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Motivation Secrets

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

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Knowledge is Power


Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society.

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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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the ripples a small inspirational story



A man was sitting by a lake. He was throwing small pebbles into it from time to time. A young boy happened to cross by. He was intrigued to see that after every few minutes or so, the man would toss a pebble into the lake.

The boy went up to the man and said, “Good pastime, this stone...

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Journal your way to the better you hiding inside

The only time I have been successful is when I regularly and faithfully log what I eat, how I feel, my goals, and my frustrations. I keep a personal journal that only I can see, so I can be brutally honest with myself, but I also know that sharing my journey is important too. Sparkpages is the bes...

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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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One Day at a Time with God by my Side

I started a Mind Body and Spirit Group and what I learned to do was Invite God into this journey of getting healthy. I try to just take one day at a time and not future jump. I learned to Pray for God to help me work towards my goals. I sit quietly and pray to God asking him for help, then listening...

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My SECRET ADDICTION

SPARK POINTS - Yes, for some reason I am one of those people who works hard for that higher score. I’m not really competitive with other people but evidently I compete with myself. Remember Farmville and Mario – we continually wanted more and to get to the next level. Well you might think that ther...

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Motivation is a decision, not a feeling

This past week I have been off. I have not been eating healthy. I have not been exercising. I have been looking for my motivation. I have been wondering why I lost my initial motivation. Every morning I would wake up and think to myself, "Today, I am going to be better. Today, I am going to ea...

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Renew your vows to maintain your loss

I just had a maintenance anniversary of significance this week - it had been six years since I declared myself in "maintenance", i.e. I did not want to lose more weight.

Since then, the weight on the scale has fluctuated over the course of each year, depending on what was going on with my foo...

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What losing 70 lbs has done to my life

Wow 70 lbs, that is huge, think of carting around a 50 lb grain sack plus 20 more lbs. Two years ago I started being serious about eating right and walking 30 to 70 minutes a day. I do not live anywhere near a Gym and am not much into planned exercising but I do get a lot of activity running a farm...

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