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Run the Amazing Race!

Doing something fun will keep you motivated, especially when you get results!
On our Spark team the Amazing Race Fans, we ran a virtual race around the world via our fitness minutes and by eating fruits & veggies and drinking water. It has been a big success and we are doing it again in July.
Contact me if you would like to join in for our next race.
Whether you do this or something else, make sure it is something you will enjoy so you stick with it!
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- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/15/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Invest in wicking workout exercise clothes

The improved materials for sports are great for making your exercise more enjoyable. Look for end of season sales if you have sticker shock and remember you will wear them more often than "regular" clothes so they end up being worth the cost "per wear." Hang dry (especially chamois bike shorts) and avoid dryer sheets that will reduce their ability to wick sweat away and reduce the lifetime of the product.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 12/19/2010 in Exercise | 45 Comments
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Create your "destination map" and plan your virtual trip

Set a goal, then plan the action steps to reach it.
Pretend the goal is a destination and determine the time or distance to reach it. Then pull out your calendar and break down the "journey" into small, manageable steps.
Even plan for "rest stops" which can be days off or plateaus. This will give you a daily plan and help keep you motivated to stay on track. Whether it's weight, a race, or quitting a bad habit - YOU CAN DO IT WITH SOME PLANNING AND SUPPORT!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 12/15/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Motivation for Working Out

I have a tough time just going to the gym for the sake of going to the gym, so I make sure to sign up for a race or some other contest in order to motivate myself to get to the gym and do my best!

- Submitted by CRAZYCELT87 5/31/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Food is Fuel

Think of food as fuel and that will change how you eat. If you need fuel to run a race, you certainly wouldn't go for a cupcake that day. You'd need the proper carbs to make it through the run.

- Submitted by HEARACAJAX 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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