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Add a couple of Marine Corps (or Army, etc.) running cadences to your ipod. When you need to kick it up a notch during a walk or jog, turn on a cadence. This helps me stay on tempo, and if you turn up the volume, you can hear their footsteps keeping time. Makes me feel like I'm running with a team. Plus, most of the cadences are short, at 1-2 minutes, which works perfectly for me (a beginning runner).
I know I could not stick with a workout routine I hated. So I made a list of active things I enjoy, and then I look for ways to fit them into my week. It's a joy instead of a chore. My list was:
I've placed a calendar on the side of my refrigerator. For every 5 lbs I lose I'll place a Gold Star sticky on that calendar day (I also track exercise on it). I plan to celebrate each Star day with a Special "Just-for-me" reward! This will keep my goals & achievements in front of me throughout the year & serve as a constant reminder of how far I've come. It's motivating me to stay on track! I recently earned my 1st Gold Star. My reward? A full-body massage...Fabulous! :-)
I recently found out that the spoons in our house are NOT exactly teaspoons, dessert spoons and tablespoons when I bought a 'real' set of measuring cups and I felt cheated! If you're going to measure then you want to get it right :)