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For every workout I do which exceeds 30 minutes, I get to purchase one song from iTunes. If I want to buy an album, I can "save up" a number of workouts until I have the $ to buy an album. Finding a motivating, non-food reward was a game-changer for me. This costs less than a gym membership for me, and it motivates me to work out more so I can listen to my new music!
If you are craving cookies but don't want to eat the whole batch, this secret is for you! Next time you make a batch of cookies, bake only 1 or 2 for each person in your household. Use a melon baller to scoop the rest of the dough onto a cookie sheet and then freeze it on the sheet. When frozen, store in a freezer bag (separate w/ wax paper) & write the time to bake and oven temp on the front. You can bake 1 or 2 at a time by adding 2 minutes to the total baking time!
Each week, I buy 3 fresh bananas, plus one bag each of frozen mangoes, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Then I divide these up into 6 baggies, each containing 1/2 of a banana and 1/4 c. of each other kind of fruit. I store the baggies in the freezer and in the morning, take one out, put it in the blender with 1c. of almond milk and 1 c. of warm water. I blend it for a quick & healthy smoothie breakfast for me and my husband!
I'm more likely to stick with an exercise routine if it's fun, so I participate in activities that make me want to work out! Examples: Roller Skating, Swimming, playing games like Dance Central, Fruit Ninja, and YSFE 2012 or Biggest Loser on the Xbox Kinect.
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