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Secrets of Success
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Nordic Walking Sticks
I like the change up in my regular walking routine that's been added by grabbing a pair of Nordic Walking Sticks; you can tell right away a new dimension has been added to the calorie burn!
Every day, I imagine myself thin, running, and healthy. I even see what I'm wearing. It makes me look forward to my goals!
Making food ahead
Making food ahead of time sure makes it soooo easy to keep on track!
I Like Quik Seals
I found Quik Seals at Wal-Mart, and they are the coolest things! Open a pkg of lettuce & just put one across the top of the lettuce bag & it becomes a zip lock bag! Best money saver ever, no old dead lettuce in one day!
Don't Beat Yourself Up
Remember that long journeys start with little steps. I am happy to complete a little goal & make it a lasting habit at this time in my life.
Using the Nutrition Tracker
Making sure you check the food out ahead of time can make the difference in making or breaking that sodium level each day!
Don't sweat the small stuff when you're getting started! Can't run a marathon? Then walk a block! It's the beginning of something bigger!
Having a Friend Along Helps
I've found that Having Friends along the way with the same goal really helps me maintain my goals, and encourage them with theirs!
Don't Cry When I Blow it The First Few Days on Plan
I realize that I'm just starting this journey so, no more beating myself up when I blow it; it takes 21 days repeating an action to make it a habit...so I have a few more days to get into the choices of good habits.