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Cheat Day?!

Everybody here has probably tried having a cheat day, a day where you're free to indulge (hopefully still in moderation). Of course there have been concerns about how healthy- and if cheat days are even healthy- they are. I don't agree with cheat days, I personally cannot handle doing them. But I re...

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Hungry?

Try homeade bean paste on white corn tortillas! They're healthy and nutritious.
You can add your own veggies (like peppers) and spices (like cayanne)!
Just fill up a pan (half way or so, depending on serving of beans) and add the beans.
cook for 4 hours, until really soft and mushy.
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ELIMINATION!

That's right.
I will earn success by eliminating one food a week, and alternating between the foods I eliminate.
This week I eliminated cheese.
What I mean is, eliminating one food source gives you a challenge, you must make due without that food.
For me, it's scrambled eggs withou...

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All this water!

I carry two 16.9 fl oz water bottles with me a day, one frozen, one not frozen. This ensures I get enough water each day, because I'm always thirsty.

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Drink this...

Hot apple cider. It is good and it leaves you feeling refreshed,!

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Take a fall, make a stand.

Learn to fall. So that you can get back up again.

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Cups!

Drinking something really sugary, or even just bad for you can open up to some other unhealthy choices later on in the day.
I like to drink chocolate milk, for example, and I usually have at least a glass full.
I know it's bad or semi-bad, so before I drink a glass of chocolate milk, I fill...

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That Moment!

So you're in the middle of this excercise video, and you're out of breath, you really can't breathe, and you want to stop-
WELL don't stop! What you can do? Pause the video! And Lower yourself to the floor doggie, table, or plank style, ( arms straight, knees bent).

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SERIOUSLY!

The ONLY size you can't change is your shoe size.

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Guilty As Charged!

You know when you really want something sweet, and you really can't stop it, even when you've been doing so well?!
Instead of reaching for a sugary glazed donut, or a milk chocolate candy bar .... go for a small cup of low fat hot chocolate!

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