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

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Keep Strong and Moving

Getting up and moving everyday no matter how you feel will improve you life span and the way you feel about your self.

I know this because two months ago I could not move that much or for long periods of time because of my back. Having to go to therapy twice a week for my back pain helped. I ...

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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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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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Peace . . .


A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
~Wayne Dyer
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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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how to beat that need

Usually on Friday night we order Pizza. I love pizza. I crave it like alcoholics crave alcohol.

Tonight is going to be very different! In my menu I have planned to have pita pizza. I figured since just my husband and I are the only ones home (oldest is at work, youngest is at a sleep over...

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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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I just keep going

I don't let the previous day's mistakes stop me from trying to do something healthy for myself each day.

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Pictures

Take pictures before you begin your program...take them in a work out outfit or a swim suit...doesn't matter what you look like because these pics are JUST for you. Take frontal, side and rear view pics...then take them every 4-8 weeks...in the exact same clothing, doing the same poses. Then compa...

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Don't be afraid, be truthful

Be true to who you really are. Don’t pose to the world as someone you’re not. Sooner or later that act will fade, the façade will fall and where will you be?

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