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Leave the wallet at home

If you're headed out to the gym and think you might be tempted to grab fast food on your way back, just leave your wallet at home, then you won't have that option!

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Crockpot

I love my crockpot. That way when I come home dinner is ready, so I don't have to worry about mindless eating while I cook!

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Be competitive

I always used to just delete the team digest emails, until I noticed the member rankings for points and minutes. Now I check them every week and try to move up in the rankings. I'm 4th in the beginning runners team, eighth in my Spark class, and moving up!

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Set a point goal!

Every day I shoot for 50 Spark points. That way, I'm always encouraged to do something healthy, whether it be logging fitness minutes, reading articles or interacting with others!

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Just 15 minutes on the treadmill

Just go do 15 minutes of something every day, go to the gym and walk for 15 minutes, take a 15 minute walk. That's all you have to do and then you're done. If for some reason you're up for more, go for it!

(Spoiler alert: That 15 minutes will turn into an hour before you know it.)

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Get it over with!

One time in cross country we made shirts with the slogan "The faster you run, the sooner you're done." How true is it. Whenever I'm struggling to get off the couch, I just push myself through by thinking, "just get it over with!"

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