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multi-tasking

Challenge yourself! Do strength training exercises that target upper and lower body muscle groups or balance, at the same time. i.e. biceps curls while standing on one foot. Or bridges while doing chest flies. Saves some time and also burns more calories.

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Just Do Something!

Everyone has those days where they just don't feel like working out -- and we all can come up with a list of reasons why we should skip the days workout. Instead of talking yourself out of it, just do something. Even if it's just a walk around the block!

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munching in the evening??

Instead of sitting down to watch TV--or on the computer--with a bowl of munchies--grab a bottle of water , ice cold, and keep it beside you and sip on that---

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When all else seems to be wrong--

_ When you have tried and tried to lose weight, and the scales aren't showing it, I find the best advice Ive ever had, is to ""stay the Course""--- Eventually , if you continue to do everything right, you will be successful in your weight loss.

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Aloe Socks

I have a problem with rough skin on my heels - came across aloe impregnated sleeping socks @ Walmart. After using them a few times, I have softer feet, and, as a bonus, no cold feet while I'm trying to sleep!

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Doggie Chew Toys

If you have old socks that need to be thrown out, Don't throw them yet,Tie then end to end and let the dogs have them to play with. They love em.

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Life is too short

Life is too short to put up with a shopping cart that squeals or wobbles. Try to avoid minor annoyances - they can add up and become annoying.

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Making water easier

We are repeatedly told to drink our water, but sometimes it's difficult during a busy lifestyle to keep a track of what you have drunk. Counting glasses, ticking boxes, little rubber bands... really there is an easier way.

My secret to achieving my water every day... currently I have a steak ...

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Just do 10 minutes

When I'm super tired and just don't think I have the energy to exercise, I tell myself "just 10 minutes". Some days, once I start, I can do more and some days, I just do the 10 minutes. Either way, at least I exercised a few minutes.

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Moderation, Moderation, Moderation

I have always been an "all" or "nothing" kind of gal...meaning I ate the whole container of ice cream or none at all....the whole bage of chips or none at all. I am pretty sure some of you know what I am talking about. After celebrating my 1 month SP Anniversary and a weight loss of 11 pounds I wa...

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