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Forgiveness for stumbles

I was on track for a whole year, and I did very well in the loss weight department. I did the week's lunch cooking every Sunday and had a nice hot oatmeal breakfast every morning. I used prepared dinner meals from the frozen food section and a large fresh salad for an after work snack.

I wa...

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Positive Self Talk

Telling myself I can succeed in my health journey gets me off to a good start each morning. I begin with prayer and telling myself that I'm worth everything I put into my program!

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7 Reasons You Should Listen To Music When You Work Out

7 Reasons You Should Listen To Music When You Work Out




Listening to music when you hit the gym to improve your workout isn't exactly a new concept. But understanding how your favorite tunes enhance your exercise is a little less obvious.

Research consistently finds that lis...

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Take One Day At A Time

Sometimes getting back on track can be overwhelming and stressful. Taking one day at a time and not thinking about the rest of the week, month, or year is all it takes to make eating healthy or exercising again a habit.

When we picture the entire journey to get where we want...

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That First Step

Sometimes we have to take the first step several times before we start the second step.

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Wear your "Good Clothes"

Enjoy your "Good Clothes" now!
why save feeling great for a special occasion?

Get rid of unflattering clothes.

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First Day Back

Due to some continuing hormone and radiation therapy last year, I just did not have the energy to do much in the way of exercise for the past eight months. I decided to beat the New Years Resolutionists back to the gym and returned yesterday. My goal was simple, do something, even if it is not muc...

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The Three Rs of Lifestyle Change Applied to Exercise

Exercise can be tough - to start, and to keep going. Mentally switching gears off of grumpiness and onto 'The Three Rs' helps me persevere.

REMEMBER: self discipline is remembering what you REALLY want.
RECORD: everything, good & bad; track/write it down.
REWARD: yourself for goals met.

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"Nothing changes IF nothing changes!"

When I start to feel overwhelmed, and am tempted to fall back into old comfortable behaviors, this simple slogan helps me to re-focus and get back on track.

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Over 50 and exercising

I have found that I can do almost any exercise at 55 years old. We can modify our exercise to low impact when necessary. But exercising at any age is so beneficial. It is also FUN!!

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