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Welcome to the Sport Motivations Tribe! We're all about sharing advice, asking questions, and generally chatting and catching up on all things 'Sport Motivations' related. As you're new to the Tribe, why not add a quick post here to introduce yourself to y...

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Hey its Monica, I have been on the injury recovering road for awhile. I am working to get back to where I was a year ago, well better even.

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Finding that boost to get you moving. .

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Hi Everyone, my name is Kim, on here for some reason it comes up as KK.. thats fine too I suppose.  I am so happy to have found tribe sports.. it is so inspiring. .  although, I have those days when I just cant get myself moving.. I need some kind of major...

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Hi Kim. I get up early to see the sun come up and go down to the ocean and surf or swim - it keeps me going and gets me motivated for the day. I would love to be close to an ocean.. I live surronded by woods, but the sounds of nature are wonderful also...

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Tales of a Fat Chick Running: 13.1

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Every month or so I take out my race t-shirts. They are all in one drawer and nothing else is allowed in that drawer. Today I took them out and just stared at two of them: the shirt from my very first race, my first 5K...and the one from my first half-marat...

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OMG I want to hug you too! Amazing accomplishment....love how you tell your story......inspiring !!! I want to see a photo of the wall and your Finisher medal! Yayayay...go You! You conquered despite BearS! :)

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Tales of a Fat Chick Running: Sending Some Love to Fight ...

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To the new runners, I just wanted to tell you something: You are awesome. This journey is life-defining and I welcome you and applaud you for coming on this road! Please don't doubt yourself. Even with the weight I've lost, I am still over 200lbs. Yet I hav...

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Great post. Top effort to all those who run, regardless of size. You are all champs and the awe of many who can/will not run. Keep on goal setting. You are doing great and it's always worth it :D

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Make the time...

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 Just saw a great poster with a reminder... "Saying you don't have the time to exercise is the adult version of saying "The dog ate my homework."  So, how do you ensure that you "make the time"?  

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A great quote I love it. I find it is so easy to make those excuses. I like to get a good run in or whatever in the A.M. before everything piles up. Because lets face facts, life is life and our best laid plans dont always happen. I have the unfortunate sit...

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A wise man once said..

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SOCRATES 469-399BC No citizen has a right to be an ameteur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable....

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Nice quote I will have to share that with my son. Every year they pick a quote for their warm ups for cross country and track

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Staying the course.....tips to keep going

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Sometimes during a run, especially when I am pushing myself, half way through I'll find it challenging to keep going. Sometimes the outcome is I keep pushing through, and finish the session sometimes with a very respectable time, and on other occassion I mi...

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Almost every where I run is some combination of a loop or out and back. I think out and backs are great for this because if you can at least fight for 2,3,4 whatever miles on the way out then you know you can count on that on the way back. The best part onc...

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Tales of a Fat Chick Running: "You've done this before"

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In 2001, I left the Air Force and was very much overweight. Between 2001 and 2003 I lost 100lbs with diet, exercise, and decreasing a LOT of negative stress in my life.  I moved, went to college and made some really wonderful friends. I lost that tremendous...

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I cannot pretend to know the hard work and dedication it takes to lose that much weight. I am familier with life knocking us down a peg or two and the work it takes to fight for what you want. I think there is far to many stereotypes about people based on n...

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Tales of a Fat Chick Running: Talking to Strangers

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It was morning, so I decided to go run. My form was sloppy and my legs felt dumpy and heavy. I was convinced that I looked like a caricature of a runner. Less than a mile into my run, a car stopped me. That in itself isn't unusual. It sounds creepy, but I l...

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awesome story. I was just thinking on my run in this morning to work. I get all sorts of strange looks, I/m not sure if it was the fact I looked like a drag queen that happens to moonlight as a circus clown. I run in everything it pains me to match clothing...

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FCR: A minor, slightly erratic rant regarding fat stereot...

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Being a female of Rubenesque proportions, people make assumptions about me regularly. Here's the truth: yes, I'm big. But guess what? I'm not diabetic. My blood sugar was so great that the doctor checked it three times because he was convinced that wasn't p...

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Can I ask a question? Have you "always" been 300 lbs or are you actively (excuse the pun) dropping weight? Nobody knows your story and, like Daniel says, society IS going to judge you on what you look like now. If you were previously 350 or 400 lbs then wel...

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FCR: A minor, slightly erratic rant regarding fat stereot...

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Being a female of Rubenesque proportions, people make assumptions about me regularly. Here's the truth: yes, I'm big. But guess what? I'm not diabetic. My blood sugar was so great that the doctor checked it three times because he was convinced that wasn't p...

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Very well said. I have long said size does not define fitness. I see many a bony chicks walking around and yes I am a lot curvier than that. I will keep my body thanks. What we can do with our bodies is far more impressive and worth more than a size 0 tag....

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Films to motivate

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There are a few films which motivate me more than any other and they are all of the 'step up' films, Warrior (which is brilliant) AND 'Never back down'. Is there any other films you guys would recommend?

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I loved Without Limits. We are Marshall is a good one. Hooshers is old school, but excellent as well. I know this may seem weird, but Seabiscuit and Secretariat are excellent inspirational movies.

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Staying Motivated in the Winter

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Something we all find difficult. Some of my thoughts on it are here; http://dietbull.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/staying-motivated-during-winter.html But I really want to know what gets you up and exercise on those cold, dark and rainy days?

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When I run in the winter, I always try to look for the positives around me. If running during daylight, I watch the beauty around me and really focus on enjoying the sunlight. If at night I watch the funny shadows that are created by the streetlights, or th...

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#Knowvember

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#Knowvember is here and it's time for us all to add to our sports/fitness knowledge. Please share your favourite little-known sporty facts here! 

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The Olympic Gold Medal is actually made of silver and covered with 6 grams of gold.

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20 years ago today...Never Give Up

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If nothing else, give the first three minutes a watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7boMvBQVQ3Q&feature=youtu.be

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Laugh everyday, think every day, get emotional every day... great advice 

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No Excuses...Yes You CAN!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrasQOojFyo Keep the tissue handy as you watch this fitness journey.

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I really like this discussion as I am taking the 30 day exercise challenge and I decided to make that going to the gym every day for 2 hrs. NO EXCUSES!!!! as i always seem to find one.   

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Hurt my lowerback and gained LBS i still want to be activ...

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I'm a runner i enjoy it to the fullest in the heat Arizona! i was doing lots and lots of lunges and one day OUCH!! my back. like a pinched nerve mabey? and the pain would shoot aroung to my left pelvis bone!.. I took anti inflammatory's felt okay then clean...

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Found out i have Scoliosis and Pars defect -_- good news is im feeling much better going to the chiropractor 2x a week he said to promise to try to baby jog little short run to see how myback reacts :D  this is improvement !!   ah i cant wait to be me agai...

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Tales of a Fat Chick Running

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I'm a newbie runner, and I won't lie. I'm fat. As hell. This is no exaggeration, if you told me I was obese, all I could do is shrug and go "Well...yeah." But I exercise and I'm getting much better at cooking healthy food. I've developed an addiction to run...

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Sheri, that is probably the best response ever! (to the whole knee thing) Keep up the good work

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Motivational speeches and videos

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This gets me pumped for sure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX39J_YyKbs Anyone got any more?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7IhXYgNhuU great video............... and speech.......... Loved it - very motivating! 

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"Clouds" by Zach Sobiech

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Diagnosed at 14 and only given a year to live, Zach Sobiech turned 18 this month. He passed away yesterday; there's so much we can learn from this young man.  > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo

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There is so much negativity in the news and everywhere you look.  It is sad, but so uplifting to see someone like Zach.  Thanks for posting!

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