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7-Day Summer Shape-up, Day 7: Stay Motivated

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Staying motivated is half the battle of losing weight -- at least for me. I have a tough time working out without music, so I'm forever updating my playlist. (Not gonna lie, "Sexy and I Know It" is a staple!) Thinking of Olympic athletes who train super hard motivates me to get up in the morning to work out. I even use mantras like "no pain, no gain," or think about the buzz I'll have -- all day! -- after a great workout.

Here are a few ideas that might come in handy when you're feeling less than motivated:

How about you? What's always on YOUR playlist? What motivates you to work out or eat right, even when it's the last thing you feel like doing? Please share!

sexyIf you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. To sign up for the 7-Day Summer Shape Up click here.

by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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Ladybugmama86
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I love to work out to hip hop =) Or really fast beats.

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RobynS
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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Oh my... we dance to "Sexy and I Know It" in Zumba and it cracks me up every time. Such a cheesy song!!

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I belong to two different fitness groups on Facebook. One is local (mostly gals from my gym). We encourage each other and keep each other accountable (mostly by giving each other a hard time if we don't make it to class!). The other is made up of folks all over the country, only two of whom I actually know. We share tips and recipes and offer lots of support. Both groups are fantastic!

I'm also using MapMyRun to log my workouts. That helps, too. I like being able to see what I've accomplished. :)

rodeo_mama
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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 Wanting to fit into my summer clothes and look good in them helps!

DorotheaP
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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My motivation is getting into my prepregnancy pants.
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DorotheaP
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM
My motivation is getting into my prepregnancy pants.
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EarthChilde
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

My dad's weight and health problems, plus the fact I'm loving the energy I have now. And I have some supersupportive friends. And as for my playlist, Baby got Back!

eliptica24
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:58 PM

dubb step helps get me active

lhlady517
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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knowing how I feel when I'm living a healthy lifestyle motivates me.

Noni2319
by Chrissy on Apr. 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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I have a treadmill and I watch shows while I use it. To keep myself motivated the only time I watch certain shows is when I'm on the treadmill.
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angie
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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My dog motivates me to go for a brisk walk everyday. My goal dress fitting now motives me to keep eating healthily. Had to buy a new goal dress so that keeps me motivated to go a little further.

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