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Tell Us YOUR Motivation to Get Healthy! You Could Win a $250 VISA Gift Card and a FitBit Flex


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford

You can have the best intentions. And sometimes, when you really want something, those intentions may even take shape as goals. They frame what it is that you want for yourself — to improve an aspect of your life or become a better version of yourself.


Perhaps you want to lose 15 pounds, run a marathon or quit smoking. Whatever your goal, you need MOTIVATION to get you there. Without it, you won't get started on actions, and your goals will continue to just remain as intentions.

Motivation is hugely important. It's what keeps you going when things get tough; it's the reason you don't skip the gym when you're tired; it's the reason you choose fruit over potato chips or the reason you continue to track your calories on MyPlate every day.

We want to hear YOUR motivation to get healthy. What is it that drives you forward? Share what it is that keeps you going and you could win a $250 VISA gift card and a FitBit Flex.

It's easy to enter the contest. To do so, simply post a response to this message board thread telling us about your motivation. (NOTE:You must be registered with LIVESTRONG.COM.) It can be one word, a picture, or even a paragraph telling us about your motivation to get healthy. The contest ends on April 4, 2014. On April 7, 2014 we'll select the top 30 finalists and the "Voting Period" will begin where the community (and any friends you recruit) will have until May 7, 2014 to vote for their favorite entry. The winner will be announced shortly after. Official contest rules can be found here.

Kelly Plowe, MS, RD, CSSD is a nutritionist and food and health communications specialist. As a registered dietitian and certified Sports Dietitian, Kelly helps consumers put health and nutrition research into practice. She believes diet is at the center of a healthy and fulfilling life and is dedicated to helping others be their best. Kelly lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé and their bulldog, Sunny. She is an avid runner and CrossFit enthusiast. Living in SoCal, Kelly spends most of her free time outside ocean swimming, riding her beach cruiser and going to music concerts.

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