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EAT RIGHT RULE: If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you.

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"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
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8/6/13 2:30 P

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emoticon Is fitting in some workout time a struggle for you? Finding motivation to keep going, starting, or restarting can be tricky! These two articles might be of help to you!


emoticon 14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine
Stop Failure Before it Starts
-- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian

emoticon For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started and stay on track, here are a few tips:

emoticon Throw away the bathing suit you wore in high schoolÖ and the memory too. Itís normal to have a mental image of yourself when you last exercised like a fiend. But if that image is from high school, you could be in big trouble. Even if itís from last year, forget it. Remember as little as possible of what you used to look like. Starting today, make new memories.

emoticon Prepare. We already know you donít have the time, so write it down like an appointment every day. You wouldnít cancel an appointment, why would you cancel on yourself? Arenít you important too?

emoticon Start slowly. Do much less than what youíre capable of. Take a 20-minute walk if youíre returning to exercise. You might feel like itís not enough, but itís a good start.

emoticon Get the family involved. Run while your daughter rides her bike. Go to a local track and let the kids play their own games. Run with your spouse. Sign up for a local 10K. Walk with your son. Celebrate with a little something special after every activity.

emoticon Where are your friends? Four words, four reasons Ė motivation, inspiration, determination, conversation. Surround yourself with friends who think positive and live large.

emoticon Put the pain in perspective. When the going gets tough, remember that you have survived 600 carpools, 540 loads of laundry (this month), 41 baseball games, 230 dinners and one family vacation. Whatís the big deal?

emoticon Allow yourself to slow down. Youíre driving this bus! For the first time today, you are in control.

emoticon Sign up for a race. Itís a goal to strive for and adds a little meaning to your everyday workout.

emoticon Run/walk in public. Be proud of your accomplishment. Take in all the sites and be an inspiration to others.

emoticon Just show up. Go to the gym, class, or the park. Once youíre there, itís hard to say no. 98% of life is showing up.

emoticon emoticon emoticon Eat. Follow a healthy eating pattern. If you limit your calorie intake too much, you will not have enough energy to work out and your metabolism will slow down.

emoticon Understand your energy cycle. There are peaks during our days. Even during the week. Try to complete your workout when you feel good about yourself.

emoticon Wallow in your greatness. You can exercise to become a better exerciser, or you can exercise to become a better mother, a better father, doctor, teacher, or a better friend Ė or you can exercise to become BETTER. Be proud of that accomplishment.

emoticon Have fun. Whereís your childlike spirit? When you can make workouts "playouts," youíve got it made.

Donít give up on yourself. After all, itís never too late to be that healthy person you might have been.



#2
Harness the Power of Frustration
YOUR DAILY FIT TIP
By Jorge Cruise
Published May 09, 2013

emoticon There comes a point when you have to say ďEnough is enoughĒ with unhealthy living. Frustration can create a powerful desire for change Ė in fact, itís one of the most valuable motivational tools there is. Think about how being unfit has cost you, whether in your career, intimate relationship or your family. How many activities have you missed out on because you physically couldnít partake in them? How often have you stayed home because you felt too ashamed or embarrassed about your body?

Be honest with yourself. Explore each and every aspect of your life in which inactivity and overeating has held you back. Then pick up a pen and let your dissatisfaction tumble out onto the pages of your journal. (Spark has a journal and using the Nutrition and Fitness trackers are great resources!) Once youíre done, youíll have the genesis of your success right in front of you. These are the reasons you need to change your life for good. Use it to propel you toward your goals. When you experience moments of doubt or start to question whether you really need to work out, go directly to this page in your journal and read it. Make the dissatisfaction work for you!

Need more information on trackers or your start page? Go to
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=1182

Have an amazingly healthy week!

EAT RIGHT RULE: If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you.

Anyone can catch your eyes...but it takes someone special to catch your heart!


Come visit 'From Duff to Diva With Love' ...
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=59434


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