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Events serve as great "Goal Posts"

By signing up for different events such as a 5K, 10K, rides, walks, strolls, charities, or other fun events, I am able to keep my eye on the event. They help me stay focused and keep learning more and more about how to enjoy the events. ENJOY!!
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Art of Presenting a Meal

Think about how much we enjoy our foods when we eat out. The cooks spend a few extra minutes just making the plate look like art! So, TREAT yourself to your own meal "out" by presenting your foods carefully. Add a sprig of parsley or basil leaf on tomatoes or a bit of fruit on top of your pancakes.

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My Choice: Sit Back or Step Out

I started adding a quick summary of my TRi training at the bottom of all my blogs so that I had to "report" out consistently. And there have been a few days that knowing I had to do that made the difference between sitting back or stepping out!

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Zumba from a Chair!!

I had to get creative after surgery on both of my feet. YOUTUBE to the rescue! In addition to videos for chair aerobics, I also use ZUMBA videos and follow along most of the arm movements. FUN and calories burned from the chair. Great work out.

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Procrastinators
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Just put it off...

You put things off? THAT IS PERFECT!
Want to go into the kitchen for more food... Just put it off!!
Want to get off the treadmill? Just put it off!!
Want to have a second helping of mashed potatoes? Just put it off!
The best part about putting it off is that we often forget what the p...

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Stay in control: Knit in Line!

I read an article today about patience. We are more patient when we are in control. So, I hang a knitting bag on my belt and knit while I am standing in a long line. The worst part? Having to stop knitting because it is your turn at the head of the line!

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Stay in the Left Lane

Do you drive home on a busy four lane road lined with fast food joints? Here is a tip for you. Stay in the LEFT LANE when going through this gauntlet of temptation. You will think TWICE before pulling into a fast food place. By the time you think it through, it is too late or not safe.

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Wall Push Ups in the Bathroom COUNT!

This might sound weird, but it works! If you work in an office setting that has individual bathrooms, sneak in a few extra exercise minutes throughout the day. Every time I visit the powder room, I sneak in 30 wall pushups. Since I've increased my water intake, this often means 90-120 pushups/day!

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Be vulnerable!

Your blog and your status line are so valuable! BE VULNERABLE!!! Share your wins, your struggles, your scary thoughts, your joys ... with others. It is amazing the amount of support we give and get on SP.

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Random Buddies!

I joined a challenge with the BUDDY SYSTEM TEAM. It was a risk and a stretch for me. AND, I ended up with the best buddy ever. I may never meet her, but her impact on me has been tremendous. So, let a random person in on your journey and find out what happens!!

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