Motivation Mania

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Words of Encouragement

I've really enjoyed this 12 weeks with everyone--learning from your advice and experiences. Thank you for sharing!


New Year, New Us...keep it going!

-Biker Babe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. (Arthur Ashe)


It's a new year, my friends! A perfect time to work on new habits and set new goals.

-Cycle Chick

Be proud of your accomplishments!! set realistic goals!

-Katara &KN

This team is great! High fives to everyone!

-Ellie Spaghetti

We made it!

-Tortoise Winning

Every member of the team deserves a high-five!

-Peaches' Mom

Enjoy all the victories both large and small !!


We made it!! Next, Mount Everest :)

-Tiffani Amber

You did it!

-Dr Spock

Continue your journey!

-Katara & KN

May 28

Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir.

May 28

Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir.

Hover over each rectangle  below to see what motivates your teammates

What Motivates You?

High Fives

High Fives 

What Motivates You?



The visualization of eventually being able to do the things I did when I was healthier.

The NYC reservoir

A beautiful day motivates me!

Being able to travel and walk long distances

My family 

The best gift I can give my family is my own health.

I do this for me!

What Motivates You?


Imagining what it will be like when I reach my end goal

Being the best that I can be

The song "New Attitude" by Patty LaBelle 

Remembering how good I felt when I took care of myself.


I bought myself some new leggings on black Friday to help motivate me to exercise!

What Motivates You?


People that I care about

Knowing that I can try again

Being grateful for the things I have accomplished thus far.

I set an alarm to remind me to exercise 

Rachel's exercise classes

Preventing type 2 diabetes

Recognizing how much better I feel with regular exercise and food planning

What Motivates You?

The hope that positive change is a-com

Reviewing reasons for losing weight daily

Remembering progress is not linear and looking at the big picture.  

The ability to move without pain

Being there for the team motivated me to walk even when I didn't want to do so.


My kids 

What's Helpful to You?

The hope that positive change is a-comin'

-Peaches' Mom

Constant reminders of how much better I feel, especially with regular yoga/exercise, can be motivating.


Reading daily affirmations. It keeps my goal front and center when I start my day.

-Biker Babe

Mason jar salads and roasted vegetables are helping me meet my goal to eat more vegetables.

-Healthier Me

I'm learning to forgive myself when I don't meet all of my goals, and focus on doing better next week!


Celebrate my accomplishments, take notes on things to improve


A failure It’s not necessarily a fail it’s a just an approach with different results.

-Tortoise Winning

Even when I've had a week that didn't go to plan, knowing that I had a clean slate the next week made things better!!

-Tiffani Amber

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Team Challenge Update

We did it team! Not only did we conquer all 2,190 miles to hike the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, we took an extra victory lap! Check out the details below!


Over the past 12 weeks, our team hiked a total of 2,271 miles (exceeding our 2,190 mile goal). Once we were done with the Appalachian Trail, we decided to take a little stroll around Georgia. This hike equates to 45,420 minutes of exercise, which is an average of 15,140 minutes of exercise per month. Thank you to all those who contributed with movement, and to those whose team spirit kept us going. We did this as a team. 

We finished our hike at Springer Mountain in Georgia. Tonight we will all sleep in a luxury hotel, so no need to roll out the sleeping bags. It has been a pleasure hiking with each and every one of you! Scroll through the pics below to see our final gorgeous view. 

Snap a Picture!

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Show us what motivates and inspires you.

Be sure to click on each picture for more information!

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