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Old 06-13-21, 09:32 AM  
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What are your favorite success stories for inspiration?

Hi all. I am looking for some success stories for getting fit and helping me to stay consistent with my goals (more fit but without injury, some weight loss) and I am looking for some inspiring stories. They help me stay motivated in a positive way.

2 of my favorites stories are...

1. our own Hilary's post from some years back.
http://forum.videofitness.com/showth...=Hilary+excuse

And

2. this one...https://inspiralized.com/lifestyle/m...lose-25-pounds

from the woman who writes the Inspiralized blog

But I am looking for more! I realize that staying motivated is the hardest part for me and I am looking to stay motivated in positive way. I do not want my motivation to be feeling negative about myself. I really want to love myself well this whole process through, and inspiring stories are one of my favorite things.
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Old 06-13-21, 09:35 AM  
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I don't do a lot of lifting anymore, but I do love to follow this 75 year old woman. Her daughter is a personal trainer and it's amazing what diet and exercise have done for her!

https://www.instagram.com/trainwithjoan/
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Old 06-13-21, 11:59 AM  
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I don't do a lot of lifting anymore, but I do love to follow this 75 year old woman. Her daughter is a personal trainer and it's amazing what diet and exercise have done for her!

https://www.instagram.com/trainwithjoan/
Thank you! I am following her on instagram and subscribed to her youtube channel. She looks amazing!
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Thank you! I am following her on instagram and subscribed to her youtube channel. She looks amazing!
She is such an inspiration! Not only does she look amazing, but she's improved her health so much...at age 75!!! So many think there's no hope at that age and "it is what it is". The human body is miraculous.
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Old 06-13-21, 01:33 PM  
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Hi all. I am looking for some success stories for getting fit and helping me to stay consistent with my goals (more fit but without injury, some weight loss) and I am looking for some inspiring stories. They help me stay motivated in a positive way.

2 of my favorites stories are...

1. our own Hilary's post from some years back.
http://forum.videofitness.com/showth...=Hilary+excuse
You already listed my favorite--Hilary's!
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Old 06-13-21, 02:09 PM  
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I like this subreddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/progresspics/

Most people list their height, age, starting weight (SW) and current weight (CW), leading to their total weight lost or gained (TWL/G). They usually show this as SW > CW = TWL. Most also list the amount of time it took them to get there.

A lot of them are weight loss progressions, but some are weight gaining or muscle building as well as a lot of all over body recomposition. There are men and women, and they usually include information about how they got there and some history.

I find it pretty motivational because you can find people to relate to and also see some pretty impressive transformations! It's a very encouraging subreddit all around.
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Old 06-13-21, 05:40 PM  
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I've tagged this thread. also, see this VF webpage:

Video Fitness Success Stories

Joyce Vedral's books have before and after photos of women >30 YO who toned up using Joyce's weight routines.
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Old 06-14-21, 07:57 PM  
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These are great! Thank you!
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This is great, thank you!
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Old 06-14-21, 08:42 PM  
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I used to love the success stories that Collage posted in their catalogs! I submitted one and won once! It was such an exciting thing for me. I wish they were still available to read!
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