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Celebrate YOU

Don't hesitate to celebrate all the things you like about you, weight loss related or not. The more you give yourself credit for, the more you will learn to love yourself. The more you love yourself, the harder you will want to work to make yourself better. Start with something small or seemingly simple "hey I like my handwriting today" and before you know it you will be saying "Man, I'm awesome and I look great"

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 5/13/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Hot Stuff

I always keep a bag of atomic fire balls at my desk. They are perfect to calm whatever craving I am having (cigarettes or food). Because they are a hard candy, they take forever to actually finish...so by the time you are done, you no longer want whatever it was you wanted before. Plus they are so darn hot, the only thing you will reach for when you are done is water and then more water. And in and of themselves, they dont have enough anything to ruin your meal plan for the day

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 4/14/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Find a way

Find a way to push through those extra few minutes, finish that interval strong, or lift those last 3 reps. You may be miserable when its happening...and you will try to come up with a million reasons why you should just stop. But DON'T. Find that place, that reason, to help you push it out until the end. Your body will thank you...and that sense of accomplishment you will feel is like none other :) You deserve it

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 3/8/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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It CAN happen

When I started this journey, I knew I would have to exercise and eat out less (meaning cook more). I was not really interested in either. I had to force, sometimes bribe myself, to complete either task. But I stuck with it....and now...I truly enjoy both. I look forward to the gym and the sweat. I like cooking and trying new things. Just stick with it...you're lifestyle really can change

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 2/11/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Reflection

Take a moment and think of where you were at this time last year, then look at yourself right now. You are bound to see progress somewhere. Celebrate that! Last year I was 20 pounds heavier and dreaded working out. Now I really love to exercise, my day just doesn't seem right without it. Who would thunk it? :)

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 12/29/2010 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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Oranges

An orange is winning snack. First its fruit, and you can always include another fruit or veggie into your day. Its full of all sorts of good stuff. Its filling. And by the time you peel it, pick it apart, and eat it...its taken at least 10 minutes. Which means snack time over and get back to work. Its just enough food and time to get me through til lunch.

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 12/7/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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LISTEN

Listen to your body! If you are tired, rest. If you are sick, recover. Don't feel guilty for taking time for you. Your body can only work so hard before it too needs a break. If you push too hard, you are only hurting yourself, not helping. Keep your mind in check with what signals your body is giving you

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 11/21/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Do a little dance....

I've been down in the dumps, but today I drug myself to the gym. I got in a workout including zumba, and now I find myself home and dancing. Sure I still have stress and troubles...but I feel 100% better. I'm ready to face it. I feel positive. Never underestimate the power of a body in motion to get your head in the right direction and your heart out of the dumps

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 11/4/2010 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Pesky Deodorant Marks

I tend to change clothes throughout the day (for the gym, at home, play clothes, work clothes, etc). Seems like every time I do, I get those lovely white marks on my shirt from my deodorant, especially on tighter fitting tanks and workout clothes. I have found that rubbing a slightly damp towel (maybe one from your recent shower) takes the marks right off and does not leave a wet spot on your clothes. Just rub and go.

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 10/20/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Pick time consuming snacks

When you pick your snack, shoot for something that cannot be consumed in one bite. Choose a snack that you need to work at, or that takes a little time. Like string cheese, berries, grapes, dry cereal, etc. You will feel more satisfied as it took a little longer, and less likely to grab something not as nutritious after you are finished. Plus if you snack at the office it will break up the work day for a few minutes here and there.

- Submitted by BLEIGH711 9/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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