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Fear

Some of the reasons I try and stay trim, exercise and eat healthy is because of fear. Fear of not having a good quality of life. Fear of having to take pills. Fear of becoming a diabetic. Fear of a stroke or heart attack.

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Toothbrush

Don't discharge your old toothbrushes! I use them to clean the bathtub around the sink, the hard to reach area around the toilet. I clean my brushes with them, stove areas and just any place that are either too small or hard to reach! as wee

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Planning My Meals

I find that if I plan my meals and then pack my lunch the night before I stay on program better. I even add my plan to tracker to trick myself into eating nothing else!

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Sneak in some strength training

Keep your hand weights close by. During commercials do some bicep curls, etc..!

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Drinking Water

Finding it hard to get all that water in? When I notice that my water consumption is going down, I set a timer on my phone to go off every 10 minutes to remind me to have a sip. Eventually, it becomes a habit and you no longer need the timer.

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Go ahead, enjoy!

I have found if I allow myself to eat some sweets (in moderation), I am much less likely to gorge on them. There is no food that is totally off limits. I just have to find a way to enjoy these and still complete my water and fruit needs as well.

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Try something completely new!

In order to keep active and interested in keeping active I'm decided to try something new more often. Last night for example I did a P90X workout and I'm pumped to keep up with my workouts.

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Save Paper

I save all printer sized paper that is blank on the back. When I go to print out recipes or some other informal piece that only I will see, I put these in my printer's paper tray and print . Saves lots of paper and hopefully trees.

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Find Your True Motivation and Don't Forget It!

Name your motivation. My motivation is the fact that both my parents passed away at 49 years of age. I am 47, they are my motivation to get healthy. If I keep them in mind, I can overcome any obstacle.

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A Smorgasbord of Exercise

Sometimes it's all about perspective! When I look at exercises for the day, I look at my list of things I love to do as a smorgasbord. As I would approach an all-you-can-eat buffet of food, I approach my list of exercises and pick a variety of different things I'd like to do for the day...

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