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New tool = new motivation

So I began slacking in my water consumption area. So I bought and new water bottle. So the past four days I have drank 12 + cups of water a day! This same trick works everywhere. Getting tired of your workout? Find a new one. Tired of the way you have been eating? Try a new way of eating. Switching ...

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Staying motivated

Staying motivated is hard sometimes. Anytime I feel myself slipping into a comfort state I do a little research. I look for new health sites and articles. Studies published about food or some info found on bodybuilding.com. Finding new info gives me something new to include in what I'm doing. It kee...

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Blogging

Blogging about a splurge or some kind of back step on my healthy journey allows me to really focus in on what caused it, why I did it, and how to prevent it from happening again :)

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Experiment with your diet

This tip is not about weight loss, it is about the affect that food has on an individual. I use to deal with puffiness around the eyes, eczema, swollen joints and other random things at random times of the year. So I experimented with my diet and by cutting out dairy for one week and then reintroduc...

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Daily chocolate fix, without the sugar :)

Ok so I love chocolate and need it daily. Same with peanut butter. But wait I can't live without coffee either. The solution: After I workout I take a cup of coffee add one tablespoon of peanut butter and a scoop of no carb protein powder and vuala! A chocolaty peanut-buttery coffee drink! Another t...

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Think fresh

My secret to weightloss? Produce, produce, produce, workout, produce. Yes we need to workout, yes we should track calories, but the surest way to watch what you eat is fill up on as much fresh stuff as possible! When I say produce I mean fresh or frozen. But the point is you get more volume for your...

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Everything counts!

Everything counts! That's a good secret. Not only every bite of food counts, but every single activity counts too! Stand when your hopping on the computer to track your food or check your e-mail. Walk in place while cooking dinner. Always take the stairs! Waiting in line? Calf-raises. In an elevator...

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