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Before you stop exercising ask your does this hurt? How do my legs feel? How's my breathing? Am I dying? If the Answer is No , I'm okay then take it further
Today I put my pedometer on and my running shoes while I cleaned the house! I felt so much more motivated to move just by adding those two things (and not cleaning in my slippers). I added steps, squats, and lunges as I cleaned. I had 6357 steps just in the 2 hours of cleaning!
Add a challenge in your routine to supplement the cardio and strength training you already do! I am starting the 100 Pushup Challenge in a couple days. It's something that isn't too time-consuming and is easy to fit in on the days I don't have an hour to commit to working out. Challenges are setup to have a goal to work towards, are usually short-term, and are measurable goals - a great thing to add into your mix to change things up a bit!
A lot of towns have streets and neighborhoods done up with holiday lights through the month of Dec (like Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Tree Lane, etc) instead of driving to look at the lights walk the lanes! Load your mp3 player with holiday music, put on those walking shoes and hit the road! :o)
I decided yesterday that maybe I will be more motivated if I tell myself that every step I take is a fraction of a pound gone. Each step may only be a fraction, but the more steps I take, the closer I get to whole pounds gone! Time to get back to walking and watching those pounds disappear!
Drinking a cup of warm or hot water seems to help delay the desire to nibble here and there. The warmth relaxes my stomach, and sipping replaces the grazing habit. I have also been trying to get at least half (four cups) of water done by noon.
Did you know that 1/2 Tablespoon of Peanut butter with each meal 3x a day helps you stay on track with your diet and lose wieght over the long term? It reduces cravings and reduces the desire to eat for up to 12 hours after ingesting peanut butter! Its proven in studies that peanut butter actually helps people lose and maintain wieght! Its helping me not be so hungry ect! And just a small spoonfool 1/2 Tablespoon is all it takes 3x a day! Try it !!! You'll see!