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3 more ways to stick to your exercise routine

Monday, April 23, 2012

1. Donít let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Donít decide itís worth exercising only if you can run five miles or bike for an hour. Even going for a ten-minute walk is worthwhile. Do what you can.

2. Suit up. Even if youíre not sure youíre going to exercise, put on your exercise clothes. Pack your bag. Put the dogís leash by the door. Get prepared. If youíre ready, you might find it easier to go ahead and exercise. Sometimes a very trivial thingólike not knowing where your shoes areógets in the way.

3. Donít kid yourself. Paying for a gym membership doesnít mean you go to the gym. Having been in shape in high school or college doesnít mean youíre in shape now. Saying that you donít have time to exercise doesnít make it true.

  
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DDOORN 4/23/2012 9:58AM

    Good reminders! I always pack my gym bag the night before and have it ready to grab 'n go during my hectic mornings!

Don

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Sunday Silly

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Did you hear about the monkey that was just like his dad?

He was a chimp off the old block.

  
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DONNETTASUE 4/23/2012 3:32PM

  My twin 7 year olds will love this joke. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 4/22/2012 9:55AM

    thanks I needed the laugh!

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IDLETYME 4/22/2012 8:24AM

    That's a cute one! My morning grin emoticon thanks!

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Saturday Silly

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What does a monkey like on its toast?


Gr-ape jelly.


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EMGERBER 4/21/2012 6:44AM

    Cute, you made me laugh today and this is always a good way to start a day.

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3 ways to deal with deserved criticism

Friday, April 20, 2012

1. Admit your mistakes. This is extremely effective. If youíre willing to take the blame, people will give you responsibility. Admitting mistakes is the first step, then Ö

2. Explain what youíve learned. If you can show a critic that youíve learned something, you prove that youíve understood the criticism. That, itself, usually mollifies critics.

3. Enjoy the fun of failure. Reframe the issue entirely to embrace criticism. Fact is, aiming high opens you to criticismóbut itís a necessary part of success. Reframe failure and criticism as part of the fun.

I have a super-tough time accepting criticism - it just really makes me feel down on myself and sometimes I even cry. I am going to really have to work hard to get to #3.

  
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TWEETYKC00 4/20/2012 8:09AM

    It's a learning process, just go moment to moment and day to day.

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REDHATSHAPELY1 4/20/2012 7:41AM

    I love your blog! You made me realize that criticism can be a tool for getting better.
Often when I am criticized I get very defensive, shut down, and not hear what is being said. What a big mistake! The hard part is being able to step back and ask myself if the criticism is valid. That takes courage, but it is so worth it.
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CAT609 4/20/2012 6:56AM

    It is even harder when you think you are correct, but someone else doesn't. I will have to work hard to get to #3, too. We can do it! emoticon

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Your refrigerator is making you fat!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rearranging your refrigerator can be the key to avoiding a junk-food chow down. A study found that we're three times more likely to eat the first thing we see when we open the door than the fifth item we see - so shove the leftover pizza to the back and place the yogurt, nuts, fruit, and other healthy stuff up front.

  
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DDOORN 4/19/2012 1:08PM

    Better yet, who needs leftover pizza! :-)

Don

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/19/2012 10:10AM

    Or eliminate the junk altogether!

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MAYGIRL14 4/19/2012 7:36AM

    Good reminder! Thanks!

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JUDITHANNIE 4/19/2012 7:24AM

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