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Keep hand sanitizer at your desk/in your purse

Keep antibacterial hand sanitizer at your desk and in your purse. Besides using it on your hands, apply a dab on a tissue to wipe down your phone handset, mouse, keyboard and any other surfaces where germs can get transferred. I also keep one in my purse; it works well on public toilet seats and doo...

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Focus saves Time

To keep focused I write out my exercise plan a week in advance. I email it to my workout buddy. This saves roaming around the gym deciding what to do. I print pictures to show us unfamilair moves. We get in, get 'er done and get out!

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Happiness is a Choice! Dot it for YOU!

Happiness is a Choice! Your Choice! Do it for you!

So... Wake up and !
Eat a Healthy Breakfast,
Drink your 8cups ,
and exercise!

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faceing your giants

I noticed in the past I would avoid mirrors, hated the way I looked and was ashamed of how I looked so I never walked past a mirror if I could help it & if I had to I just wouldn't face that way so I couldn't see myself as the fat person I truly was.

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Motivational quotes

Reading motivational quotes on any subject help me stay focused and on track with diet and exercise.

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Fake it 'til you make it.

Act as if you are at your ideal weight. What would you eat? What is your posture like? How do you carry yourself? What is your self-talk like? Your brain cannot tolerate the dissonance between your actions and your thoughts, so your thoughts will line up to your behavior.

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Tone while you lose with resistance bands

Resistance bands are inexpensive and helps us tone while shedding the pounds. On non cardio days I focus on building my strength and toning.

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don't beat your self up

When you fall of the food wagon and over eat don't beat your self up
just pick your self up start a new It's not the end of the world Just that day!!!!!

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Burning Off The Fat

Along with eating healthier, I'm discovering that pushing myself just a tiny bit harder is making that fat disappear. Even if the scales don't agree, I look in the mirror, and can see results. With that, I remind myself the mirror is a friend, and the scale is just a tool. It makes me that much m...

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Keep Sparking

I think the key is activity level every day. Post messages in your teams; blog; send goodies; send spark mails; USE THE TRACKERS. When we stay active and communicate, it keeps us focused on the task at hand. We make friends that give us invaluable support when needed, as well as ideas. It helps ...

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