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Snack on frozen blueberries!
When you're in the mood for a cold snack, eat frozen blueberries!
Frozen blueberries are also great to add to a smoothie.
Get Moving!!! Get your heart pumping! At your own pace!
At the beginning, I started with walking to the road with my sis (I was really out of shape) the next day I walked a bit farther... as I got stronger, I added time to my walk... 6 months later, I was going for hour long walks!
Or start off by dancing to music in your living room! Get your heart pumping! Pace yourself!
I love sugar... I love Fruit!
Eating Natural Sugar most of the time, I feel better!
Make your decision in advance... Before getting in line!
Before getting in line... Table full of snacks, Buffet?
Look at everything available, What's healthier? Decide what's going on your plate. When you make your decision in advance, you can think rationally.
Don't forget to fill plate with fruits and veggies.
Pace Yourself, Get A Lot Done in 15 min
When you're overwhelmed by clutter or a messy room... take 15 minutes to declutter... you can get a lot done in 15 minutes... relax for a bit... not quite done? do it in 15 minutes intervals, good to pace yourself!
Morning Walk / Exercise!
Great Way To Start Your Day!
Gives you more energy for the day... you feel ALIVE. You won't know what to do with all the ENERGY!
Don't forget to hydrate... Drink a glass of water before your walk.
Give Yourself Something To Look Forward To!
Find something you LOVE! Something you know you look forward to, that's not an everyday kinda thing... Reward yourself with that!
I LOVE going on vacation in a warm place... I'm gonna reward myself with a vacation next January! Not sure where!
Can't wait to see where I'm at by then!
Get More For Your $$$$.. Stock up on Sale Items!
I try to stock up on TP (Toilet Paper), Big Kleenex, Meats, Salmon, PB (Peanut Butter), etc Usually lasts til next sale!
Check weekly flyers for Sales, stock up on sale Items you use regularly. A SALE is only a DEAL if it's something you buy ANYWAYS!
Use coupons on SALE items... get more for your money!