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Music is My Reward

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 m...

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Cookies: You don't have to make the whole batch!

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, ...

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Fruit Smoothie Freezer Packs!

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 on...

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Make it FUN!

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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