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benefits of walking, motivation


The number one question I am asked is how to get and STAY motivated.

We are all motivated by different things. You have to find out what motivates you. My main motivation ... wanting to stay healthy and fit for my children. Another motivation is that my fitness program keeps me in shape to be able to do things I enjoy.

Hiking with the kids at BandelierThink of all the benefits of a fitness program. Choose the things that matter to you and focus on them. Make a list of all the benefits you will personally receive from your program and make a list of the others that will benefit. (Who else will benefit if you become more fit?? -- Everyone in your life.)

Now make a list of all the excuses you have for not "doing it". Slowly find ways to remove each of these from your list.

You have to make YOU and your fitness a priority.
benefits of a fitness walking program, motivation


  • Burns calories
  • Strengthens back muscles
  • Slims your waist
  • Easy on your joints
  • Strengthens your bones
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Allows time with family and friends
  • Shapes and tones your legs and butt
  • Cuts cholesterol
  • Reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, & more
  • Reduces stress
  • Sleep better
  • Improves mood and outlook on life
  • Can be done almost anywhere
  • Requires no equipment
  • AND it's Free


    Sharing with others and hearing stories of success can be a great motivator. Find walking friends to share with (either in person or online).

    The Big Day - My first marathon

    Paphos Marathon Success - Keith's story - from triple bypass to marathon success!

    Pat's Story - How a 53 year old overweight woman completes her first marathon.

    Susan's Marathon - hard, scary, empowering, painful, and ultimately exhilarating and awesome.

    My First Volksmarch - So you don't want to do a marathon. How about a fun Volksmarch. A story of 2 very motivating women.

    One Minute Fitness Coach - New motivational messages every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Motivation 123 - Free Motivation Idea-kit - Get your free Motivation123 Idea-Kit, filled with tips and ideas to help you get motivated to live a more fulfilling life.

    "Make the commitment to gradually improve both your exercise performance and your eating habits. Take your time, what's the hurry? View it as a journey to improve yourself. Although this is difficult, focus on the journey, not the end result.

    And by all means... enjoy the journey!
    Good luck, Bob"

    Bob Greene - (Of Oprah/Make the Connection)