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Booty Shaking

Nothing motivates me better than a song I can rock out to. Find a genre that gets you going and build a workout list to pump you up! Before you know it you are going an extra ten minutes to hear your favorite song on the playlist!

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portion control

use the small remekins for desserts like ice cream,puddings, mashed taters etc.. to help with portion conrol

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Keep moving

I treat my computer as if it was my TV so about every ten minutes (when there are usually about 3 minutes of commercials) I get up and do 3 minutes of cardio. Anything works -knee ups, jacks, marching, grapevines, etc. It keeps my metabolism up

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PERSISTANCE

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Don't let the scales fool you, but see the changes in your waistline. vs

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Motivation on the Closet Door!

I had several pairs of cute capris, a couple of tops and a couple of skirts that I had ordered over the years and then decided they were too tight. I hung them all on my closet door to create a sort of three dimensional Motivation Collage. Every time I opened that door I saw those items there and ...

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Keep it together

I keep menu's, recipes and even pictures of exercises I have cut from magazines ( and glued onto note book paper) in a 3 ring binder.

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Getting in your water while on vacation

When going on vacation my family noticed that our water intake would decrease or our vacation budget would with having to buy bottles of water. So now we take our Brita water filter pitcher and reusable water bottles with us so we can get enough water and have more money to spend on other things.

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Cleaning House.

For me, when a major job of organizing seems overwhelming and time consuming, I just do a litle each day until it is complete. No pressure, no stress. By the end of the week, the job is complete and I'm not exhausted.

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The Value of a Work Out

Whenever I give up a gym work out to laziness, the sacrifice becomes the price of whatever replaces it. So, if I am sitting at home on the couch, I ask myself, "is this truly worth the workout I gave up?" Usually not- which gets me off the couch and on to more productive things.

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Confidence..

Be confident in your healthy life goals and aspirations... write it down and remind yourself of the promises you make to yourself everyday!!

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