Secrets of Success

12

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Chant a Mantra

This can be anything from "I am fit, trim, and healthy" to reciting the reasons you want to lose the weight. It keeps those goals in the front of your mind and will help to keep you going!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

59

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Smile!

Whenever I find a workout is getting really hard and I don't feel I can complete it, I smile. Smiling makes the rest of your body feel happy and allows you to be able to keep going because you know you can!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

35

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Affirmations

Take time during your walk or whenever to repeat this phrase as many times as you want: I believe in me. This will get your subconscious mind to start thinking about things in a totally different way and you will be able to succeed! I believe in me!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

54

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Music

Create a "Power Mix" of songs that motivate you. Hearing them can really inspire you to get moving and reach your goals.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

29

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Puppies

If you have a dog, they can be a great source of motivation. Going on walks several times a day will become a habit that they expect and ask for in their actions. Seeing their pleasure will help you to go for your goals too!

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

43

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Overcoming Procrastination

Whenever there's something small I need to do, recycling or putting away something small there's a voice in my head that says "I can do it later." Instead of listening to that voice, I say "No, I can do it now." Slowly it'll help with the big things too like working out and eating reasonably portion...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

55

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Forgivenss

If you have a bad day (miss a workout, eat too many cookies, whatever) you are allowed to forgive yourself because in the next moment you have a fresh start on the path to healthy living.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.