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Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.
"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)
With God all things are possible.
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
~ David Viscott
MN. Sparks Fat Kickers Team Leader www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
I may not win any marathons or races, but I WILL make it to the finish line.
I have replaced saying "I can't" with "I'll TRY".
Rome wasn't built in a day, but it CAN be built.
It's all common sense! No wonder I needed to read it! Thanks!
Co-leader of the Emotional Eaters team
Leader of Alamance County, NC, team
Leader of The SP Class 0f June 14-20,2009
IN GOD I TRUST!
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog
Today is the Tomorrow I worried about Yesterday!
good article........thanks for sharing...........
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Staying fit during cold-weather workouts
(sharing some tips I thought might be worthwhile as we finish up our winter months...Don)
Jan. 31--Exercising in winter can be deceptive. Decisions regarding the regulation of metabolic rate and heat dissipation can be skewed because the body is already working hard to ward off the cold before the workout begins.
In a statement from the weight-loss support group TOPS Club, teacher, former body-building champion and physical fitness expert Amy Goldwater said skiing, skating, walking, snow shoeing and jogging can be beneficial and invigorating, but exercisers should consult with a doctor before starting a new fitness program.
Goldwater recommends the following tips for cold-weather exercising:
-- Layer clothing Exercise generates body heat, and although winter clothing seems to keep the cold out, it's really keeping the heat in.
"A good rule of thumb for cold-weather exercise is to dress for a day 20 degrees warmer," said Goldwater. "This allows for the heat generated by exercising. Wind makes a cold day feel colder, so knowing the wind chill factor can help exercisers plan what to wear on breezy days."
-- Protect head, fingers and toes Most body heat is lost through the head and neck. Hats, scarves and ski bands help. Fingers and toes are particularly vulnerable to weather. Wear thin gloves under heavier gloves; fingers warm each other inside mitten. Wear boots or exercise shoes a half-size larger wear synthetic liners and wool socks.
-- Warm up, cool down Although warm muscles burn fat and stretch better than cold muscles, they take longer to loosen in cold weather. Before a winter workout, stretch and warm up indoors.
-- Drink up Your body needs as much liquid in cold weather as it does under a hot sun. Sip water or a sports drink before exercising, and continue sipping during the workout and afterward. If you feel thirsty, you're already behind the curve. Avoid alcoholic beverages during exertion in cold weather.
"Alcohol dehydrates," said Goldwater, "and it's important to stay well hydrated since people lose water through perspiration and breathing, even in bitter weather."
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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda
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