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Mini Goals and Monthly Weighins

I often become discouraged, and as such I do not allow my goals to set me up to fail. I have a small weight loss goal for the month, usually the absolute smallest amount I could lose under my current regimen. Then I leave the scale alone! At the end of the month I get to see my progress, and I ha...

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Pick a Friend who Motivates you

I have found two friends who really push me to be in better health. One, my neighbor helps me with food, we exchange recipes, have grill outs, or we SPLIT a bowl of ice cream after taking a walk around the neighborhood. The other friend is a runner. I like to hit the trail with her, even though s...

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Try Something you Think you Don't Like

I avoided running at ALL costs (even when I was 110 pounds and 14 years old.) I hated the out of breath feeling, but I started a 5 training program to increase my endurance, and guess what.... I actually like running. I'm not out in freezing temps or the rain I'm not THAT into it, but I like my tre...

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Set a SPECIFIC fitness goal you track daily

I have read many times to make goals, and I thought "I'll be ok without it." I began the 5K Your Way, with the intention of having a 16 minute mile by the end, and I have stuck with my program! Having a very specific goal as opposed to simply cardio 3 days a week has been very helpful!

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Designated Driver

I'm in my twenties and have friends who like to have a drink at the bar...I really like beer, and if someone else is driving will drink about 4 in a night. Instead I offer to DD, so I have one MAYBE two (depending on how long we are out) light beer(s). It saves me calories, I still get to have fun...

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Active Cleaning

I use a customizsed list similar to Flylady's for cleaning. My one requirement: MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE!!!! I make sure I do not sit down and I don't stop moving until I done. It was 75 degrees in my house and I was sweating with a fan blowing on me. Helps me keep active AND have a clean house.

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