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12/25/11 9:05 P

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This time of year is very difficult for everyone especially with fibro and arthritis. The colder weather definitely doesn't help matters at all. If you have a treadmill I say fantastic and use it for small activity bursts throughout the day. Also warm showers and baths are great to lessen our pain. As for motivation I believe that we have to dig deep to find that for ourselves. It's great to ask for motivation but it ultimately comes from within. If you can find your favorite song, play it and move to it any way possible. That's a great way to get up and moving. It works for me.
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12/5/11 3:20 P

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I feel the exact same way. I know what I need to do, but I seem to spend a lot of time thinking about it and planning rather than doing. I just can't seem to get the motivation. You would think feeling better and fitting into my clothes would be motivation enough. I'm having a hard time getting out of this "funk". I wish I had some advice to give you. Good luck to you. I hope you are able to get your motivation back.

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11/27/11 9:42 P

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emoticon and emoticon to the team. Glad you joined us.

I am totally in a non-motivated mode right now but have had a lot of issues with Fibro. I have had a major muscle spasm that did a lot of damage and now that it is healing, I need to get back into easy going action. I guess the best hint I can give you is to begin slowly, like 10 minute bursts of activity a couple times a day and be consistent with whatever activity you choose. 10 minutes isn't a very long time and is doable. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.


Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)

With God all things are possible.

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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11/27/11 3:28 P

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1nonblonde, welcome to the team. Everyone has days and weeks with no motivation. I found spending time on SparksPeople has helped a lot. I began by cleaning up my diet, that alone give me more energy so in turn helped motivate me. When I am in pain I eat a few less calories because I can't be very active. You may feel it come easier if you break down your goals in baby steps and do one at a time, that way you experience lots of success. That may help motivate you too.

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11/27/11 2:50 P

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Hi all....I'm kind of new here. I am soon to have another birthday making me more middle aged. I just can't seem to get motivated even though I know I need to be. My weight keeps creeping up all the time, but I guess I am sort of delusional in thinking I am doing the right things.

I try to exercise 30 minutes a day by walking. I try to eat healthy. I am hypoglycemic and have IBS, fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism too. I get on a role and workout steadily and then fall off the wagon. I'd like to lose 50 pounds (of my current 200) and I would be happy. I just can't stay motivated.

I have all the equipment I need except for the motivation. I have an eliptical, treadmill, weights, tapes, videos, mats, etc.....But all I want to do is sit around....

Any tips or tricks to get moving?


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