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Ever wondered how to make smart food choices, or do you just need a little bit of motivation to continue on your weight loss journey? We write often on weight loss topics like healthy living, fitness, and nutrition. Check back often or sign up for email updates as we share tips for your weight loss success!

What Keeps You Motivated?

set your goalsHow many of you made a New Year’s Resolution? Did you stick with it?! Motivation is usually the   catalyst whenever we make a resolution. It’s what keeps us going, giving us the internal drive to   continue forging ahead. Inspiration mentally stimulates you to do something, specifically something creative. Let’s look at how to use motivation and inspiration to stick to goals.

The first step is to have a goal. Getting healthier and losing weight is a common goal for many people. In order to achieve that goal, something must have motivated you. Maybe it was tight-fitting clothes, a diagnosis of high blood pressure, or not being able to climb a flight of stairs without feeling faint. You were motivated to take that first step to becoming healthier. But, what keeps you motivated every day?

Winston Churchill said, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up!” Without motivation, there would be no action. The following are ideas for staying motivated:

  1. List WHY you want to accomplish a goal. Example: “I want to lose 50 pounds by August so I can have energy for a family vacation.”
  2. Measure your progress. Weigh yourself regularly. Keep track of your measurements.
  3. Break your goal into smaller pieces. Example: “I want to run a 5k in July. I’m going to       increase my mileage by ¼ mile every week.”
  4. Get help if needed. Hire a personal trainer if you’re struggling with your workouts.
  5. Find your source of inspiration. Is there a co-worker, friend, or family member who’s had     success losing weight and you want to look like them? Find out how they accomplished their goal.

Motivation almost never lasts. Therefore, inspiration can be a long-term guide to your goal.           Inspiration can be found anywhere:   other people, nature, artwork, politics, music, etc… Maybe it’s a new fitness class, a movie, or a good book. The inspiration will motivate you to stick to your goals. Watching “Dancing with the Stars” inspires me. The innovative movements of the dancers and how they interpret the music, generates a desire to express myself more creatively in my fitness classes. My children inspire me every day and provide me the impetus to stay strong and healthy.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Find something every day that inspires you to keep going and reach your goals! You CAN stick to your goals!


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Tina Dawson, Assistant Retail Manager

With over 30 years of experience in IT, Finance, and Healthcare fields, Tina has served the healthcare industry in such roles as Project Manager, Practice Manager, Physician Recruitment and assisted with electronic medical record (EMR) conversions. She attended the University of Maryland in both Asia and Europe majoring in Computer Science and is fascinated with learning new technologies. Tina enjoys educating our clients on our products and programs and “celebrating their successes and milestones…one pound at a time!”. Don’t be surprised if she gives you a hug! For fitness and fun, she likes to “slog” (slow jog) races and enjoys competing in half marathons. “Come out and join me for the next one. Believe in yourself and you CAN do it!” For more information on weight loss in Virginia, please contact (phone or text) us at (757) 873-1880 today!

Jessica Kirby, Medical Receptionist

Jessica croppedJessica is the newest addition to the team here at CFWLS.

Dani Colley, Medical Assistant

Dani has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and has been working as Dr. Clark’s Medical Assistant for over 15 years. Her area of expertise is with the surgical patients. She works closely with Dr. Clark and is always just a phone call away to answer your questions or just lend an encouraging word!

Dani spends her spare time volunteering at an equine rescue or riding rescue horses.

Dawn Olson, LWMC, CPT, Education & Fitness Coordinator

Although her initial career was in Finance, Dawn’s passion for health & fitness motivated her to re-direct her energy toward helping others reach their goal toward a strong & healthy life. Counseling patients and teaching My Weight Loss Academy™ classes in lifestyle modification and nutrition keeps her smiling. “This is far more than a job, it’s an opportunity to help people learn and make positive changes in their health. Each day brings a new reward!”

Dawn is a certified personal trainer and worked in various fitness facilities before joining us in 2009. She also holds certifications in Exercise & the Older Adult, Aquatic Exercise, Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Facilitated Stretching, Fitness Therapy and Lifestyle & Weight Management.

Cat Williamson, Office Manager

Cat Williamson was born and raised in Hampton Roads. She feels blessed that she lives close to the Ocean as well as the Mountains since she enjoys taking weekend trips with her Hubby. Cat has worked in a medical setting for more than 35 years and started working for Dr. Clark as his Surgical Coordinator over fifteen years ago. Due to her longevity here at CFWLS, she has “well rounded” knowledge in each program (medical or surgical) that Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success offers. Cat, as the Office Manager ensures that daily structure is handled with a balance of professionalism and excitement for each of our Patient’s weight loss journey. She feels rewarded each time a Patient or Client peeks into her office to share yet another milestone toward their new life!

Cat Keller, Retail Sales Manager

CatCat Keller has a wealth of experience in marketing, e-marketing, advertising and customer service and manages our Weight Loss Nutritional Store. She is always planning something fun and exciting. special events, discounts, giveaways – it’s never a dull moment. She is happy to help you with questions you may have regarding our products or services. Cat is a graduate of William & Mary, where she studied Government/Pre-Law and minored in Marketing.

“My ultimate goal here at Center for Weight Loss Success is to help our clients be successful in their weight loss. We all know how wonderful it is to win a long fought battle. The battle against weight gain, and the poor health it eventually brings is, I believe, one of the most important to win because it brings with it the biggest pay off of all…a longer, healthier life. That is what motivates me to come to work everyday, it’s the opportunity to help a client achieve a renewed zest for life.”