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Secrets of Success
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Put your phone at the other end of the desk so you have to get up and move to answer it.
Walk the dog
Taking the dogs with me keeps the fun in walking.
Beat the odds
Anyone can beat the odds. All you have to do is try.
Believe in yourself
Don't ever give up on yourself, you are the only person who can keep you moving that one more step forward.
Don't stop believing
Don't give up on yourself. Keep on believing and working toward the changes. Find one small thing to change, it may be the key to moving forward. Just keep believing in yourself, you will get there.
Just do it!
Stop thinking about it, planning, or making excuses. Pick one thing toward a healthy change and do it. Do it every day for a week. Once you are started it is easier to keep going.
Track your mileage walked each day, even if it is only a part of a mile. By the end of the week you will see how far you have come. It is a quick and easy way to see some results and lets you challenge yourself. to go even further
Don't consider that you have fallen off the wagon, consider you have taken a detour and need to make a couple extra turns to get back on track. Just keep moving forward, you may have slowed down a little and it may take a little extra time, but you will get there.
If you want to do something, you have to try. Take that first step toward your goal. You can only fail if you don't try.
Pick one small thing you thought you couldn't do. Write it down and pin it up somewhere. Then, go out and do it. Soon you will have a list of things you can do instead of things you can't do.