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Set mini distance goals while running

To be able to run greater distances, I pick a landmark ahead of me on the run, and I tell myself that I can make it to that point. Once I get there, I pick another landmark and so on. Before I know it, I've run the entire route and I feel great not having given up at any point before the finish. <...

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Life, be in it NOW!

I hear a lot of people saying that they will do things "when" --when they lose weight, when they get healthy, when they make enough money, when they get another job, etc. The same goes for the untils; putting life on hold until (until I graduate; until the kids go to school; until the kids move ou...

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Pay in Cash and Save

If you plan on paying cash for something bigger, chances are, you'll have to save for it first. This can save you money in a number of ways. 1st, you can earn interest if you're saving the money in an interest bearing account. 2nd, as you're waiting to buy the item, the prices might come down, an...

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Save The Change

My husband and I have a jar into which we put all of our change. About once a month, when the jar is full, we take it to the bank and deposit whatever amount accumulated in the jar into a "reserve kitty" savings account. It's amazing, but we've accumulated as much as $100 in change during a month,...

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Setting the Example

Want to motivate others to do things, and make yourself feel better at the same time? Then remember that actions speak louder than words; so seal the mouth, get off the couch, and get moving!

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No Regrets

To live with regrets is to live in the past. To live in the past is not living at all, because you can't enjoy the present and won't let yourself see the future. No one is able to go back and change the past, but your actions now will impact your future. So, forgive yourself, let go of the burden...

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Surround yourself with postive things and people

Just as toxins in food are bad for you, so are toxic (negative and unkind) people. My daughter recently said it best on her FB page before unfriending some very unkind people: "I'm making some changes in my live, and if you don't hear from me, one of those changes might be you." To become and stay...

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Setting Mini Goals

Although I sometimes feel like I'm invincible, I know I have to temper myself. If I decide I want to try a new exercise, it's always better to set incremental goals to achieving the ultimate time or number of reps to get the greatest benefit of the exercise. If I overdo it the 1st time around, I'l...

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Get a Dog

Being owned by two dogs who need to be walked rain or shine, gives me no other option but to get off the couch and outside for a walk. Since I'm already out there, I might as well make it worth my while to go the distance. It's a great way to keep me fit. I vary the length and the speed of the wa...

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