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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 the cup that I'm going to use full of water.
Drink the whole cup of water before filling it with chocolate milk or some other sugary drink, that is...
If you're still thirsty after drinking the water.
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).
The ONLY size you can't change is your shoe size.
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!
SUCK IT IN!
During intense and enduring workouts it's not always easy remembering to breathe, so I plan breathing intervals (for like 10 minutes) between each segment of my workout.
Breathe in deep through the nose, hold the breath, try to inhale again through the nose (if you can't it's ok), and then exhale deeply through the mouth.
This helps you to remember to breathe, (no kidding) this helps you control breathing, and it improves your breath quality.
Whether you're sitting down at work or walking a mile on the track, you should take a set of 5-10 dumbbells with you to keep yourself busy. Lifting weights is beneficial because it helps strengthen your upper body and helps you multitask. I do 5 to 8 sets of 15 reps each...