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Don't Give In...

If you mess up early in the day, just think about how you can eat better the rest of the day, without skipping a meal. There are way too many filling foods for very few calories!

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Short Sighted for the Long Term

When setting your long term goals, set easily attainable short term goals to help you reach your long term goal without losing track or finding disappointment.

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Sweat away depression

While it seems the world is falling apart all around you, and that regrouping to even peek out from the top of covers is not an option. Getting up, getting dressed and lacing up those running shoes in turn gives you the motivation to step out of the house and get physical.

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It's in the past...today is a new day...

If you find yourself overdoing it and going over your calorie goals for the day, don't sweat it. The next day calorie counter starts at zero. No need to beat yourself up over a bad day. Just learn from it and start anew.

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Emotional Overload

When emotions seem to overwhelm you, whether frustration, anger, or anything, lace up your walking shoes and hit the path to rejuvenation.

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Discouragement to Encouragement

On days where you feel discouraged and blue, just take a 15 minute stroll through a local park, around a lake, or along a stream. Your discouragement will be turned into encouragement, and the blues turned into smiles.

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