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Magazines

I have recently subscribed to Women's Fitness Magazine and Shape Magazine. I'm eager to read them and when I do they really keep me in the right (healthy living) frame of mind. For me they have been very motivating.

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Chew Gum While Cooking

I saw this tip on the Doctor Oz show and it's actually very helpful! When you chew gum while cooking you avoid grazing.

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How many reps to do when strength training

My trainer taught me this secret. I do three sets per machine/strength training exercise. The first set I do 12 reps at the lower weight, 10 reps with the middle weight and 8 reps with the higher weight.

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A great way to make snacking healthier

As soon as I get home from the grocery store I go ahead and prep my veggies for snacking.

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Just one more song!

When I feel bored or tired on the elliptical or treadmill I say that I'll workout "just one more song" (on the mp3 player) and after doing this a few times I've added 15 more minutes to my workout.

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