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Once I have set the timer on the treadmill I cover the time, calories burned, lap number and distance I have gone with black electrical tape. If you are a clock watcher like I am (yes even with the tv going or music on I am still counting down the seconds if I can see them) this takes away the option of watching the clock forcing you to concentrate on something else. I ended up going the entire 40 minutes and I never go the entire time I set. Also the tape is easy to peel off and doesn't leave residue.
A few years ago I used to walk 2 - 3 hours a day. Of course, I lived in Chicago, did not have a car and was too cheap to pay for public transportation. BUT I made that choice also. Meaning, when I had to go somewhere within walking distance (grocery store, friend's house, church, work, etc) I made a choice every morning to walk instead of take the bus, get a ride, etc. It was so much easier and exciting than the treadmill.
Whenever I plan an evening of being a couch potato I make myself get up at every commercial break and do a chore. Most chores just take the 2 - 3 minute break. It gets me off the couch every little bit AND I get my chores done without feeling like a slave to housework.
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My uncle used to say, "A year is going to pass regardless of what I do or don't do. I might as well do all I can!". When I was younger I didn't grasp the wisdom in this but now that I am older, I get it.
Whenever I am in the mood for something sweet and a piece of fruit won't work I pop a glass of milk in the microwave for 2 minutes (any more time and it overflows) then add 2 packets of sweetener to it. It's like a homemade vanilla creme from starbucks but with fewer calories. (90 for a glass of skim milk). It also reminds me of what a hot vanilla milkshake might taste like.
I use cottage cheese in place of salad dressings but I also use it in place of sour cream and even put it on frozen dinners. It gives me added protein and is a lot healthier alternative to dressings, regular cheese, etc.
Every time I exercise. The main thing for me is figuring out which one I need today. Sometimes I set the program on the treadmill for 100 minutes....I just do 40 or 50 but I know if I set it for 40 minutes I would only do 20. Sometimes I set it for 15 minutes cause it motivates me to see my progress moving a bar ever 45 seconds. I then do the routine 2 times. Sometimes I just keep telling myself "one more minute, you can do one more minute" 30 times in one workout (once a minute, 30 minutes).
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