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Dancin' on the Treadmill

I love using the treadmill while listening to upbeat music. My mp3 has Irish jigs and salsa. I dance on that treadmill by moving my hips, arms and feet in different ways.

Exercise can sometimes get so repetitive it is boring and if you get bored, you will eventually give up. By listening...

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My Success Secrets

Stay Focused, don't allow the squirrel get my attention. Keep my eye on the goal.

Stay Determined, making sure that when I think of something to do, follow through at that moment. NEVER say I will do it later, because later may not happen.

Meditate/Pray, give thanks and praise where it...

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Don't Give Up

In 2011 I started walking everyday, strength training for a half hour three times a week, changed my diet, only drank water, I lost around 105 lbs and almost reversed my diabetes, I even got over my anxiety enough to go to college. In 2013 I was sexually assaulted and the police refused to do an inv...

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It's a Lifestyle Change, Not a Diet!

A diet is only a temporary solution to the problem. It involves crazy yo-yoing, deprivation, and more often than not you will gain back the weight you rapidly lost -- and then some!

My sister in law is constantly trying to diet. But after she gets hungry from completely depriving herself of e...

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Just one , sounds silly but it works for me!

About 7 years ago, I was at a point in my life where I was able to focus on my health and eating habits. After spending most of my life berating myself over every morsel of food that I put in my mouth and bad habits I had grown accustom too, I had a moment of clarity and a 'click' went off in my mi...

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Water, water and more water

I never would have thought that I would say that, as the taste of water to me is blech! But water is the secret to feeling good and losing weight! Helps you stay full and it helps you stay focused. I never liked water to me it was just gross and if it didn't fizz forget it! But it has turned out to ...

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Never Give Up!

It's inevitable. At some point you'll miss a workout. You'll eat a bacon cheeseburger. You'll have an extra glass of wine. Well, guess what? YOU'RE HUMAN!! Life doesn't have to perfect to be wonderful! You don't have to be perfect to lose weight; you have to be intentional. So, if you mess up - get ...

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Work, Play, Learn


It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
~ Leo Buscaglia

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Stop Eating Foods You Don't Love


STOP eating foods you don't love.

Just because a food is labeled "healthy" or "good for you" is not a reason to eat it! For instance, I hate salmon, kale and oatmeal and since I have made a vow to no longer eat foods I don't love, I have removed these from my diet. I tried to like these...

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