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Our mothers always told us not to slouch. Mom was smart! Good posture makes you look better, and in turn makes you FEEL better about yourself. That will drive you to be the best you can be, including getting healthy. Which will make you feel better, etc, etc. So set those shoulders, look people in the eye and have a great day!
Did you know many insurance companies reimburse for health club benefits? BCBSMA reimburses up to $300/year! That's well more than an annual membership to many gyms. Check out the fine print and take advantage of the great savings!
Had a stressful week? Schedule a workout into your day just after work on Friday and sweat away all the chaos and anxiety. That way when you walk in the door you'll be ready for a relaxing, healthy weekend instead of bringing work home with you.
When it starts to get hard to stick to your plan, stop focusing on what isn't going well. Instead, find ways to help others. Just doing that will help you bring your own motivations back in line with your goals. Get posting in those teams and on other people's blogs!
Changing mindset from "I have to exercise" to making it just part of your day is one of the most beneficial steps you can make. You don't consider blowing off brushing your teeth, do you? So why consider blowing off exercise?!
No matter what life brings, starting each day by deciding that it will be a good day, that we will affect the things we can change and leave the rest to God always brings with it a more positive outlook. Decide NOW that today will be a great day!
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