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How do I build motivation?

Building motivation starts with an awareness that change is necessary and then figuring out how to move forward in a direction with some intensity. To build motivation and continue to feel motivated, you want to feel good (feel stronger, walk longer, able to walk up stairs, more energy) and feel successful (lower high blood pressure, weight loss, clothes fit better, able to play with your kids).

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