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Secrets of Success
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Fall in love with exercise
Find a form of exercise that you enjoy. Step outside of the ordinary - try dancing, skating, team sports. Be persistant - don't give up - there will be something that you enjoy.
Listen to music!
Listen to music whenever you can, especially during down times. It will motivate you to move around instead of sitting complacently, maybe even get up and bust a move!
Lunch: Pack it at Night
I pack my lunch each night, usually when I'm cleaning up from dinner. That way, when I'm rushed in the morning, I can't forget to make a healthy lunch.
Begin with Batches
I'm most likely to make an unhealthy meal choice when I'm rushed or tired. To avoid this I set aside time to cook in large batches. Then I freeze meals in individual portion sizes. When I don't have time to make lunch or I'm too tired to cook dinner, I just pull something out of the freezer.
I'm a member of Spark since 2009 but I failed to be consistent on track, Now i decided to be committed in my consistency
Try something new
Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whatever
I try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I call the cross trainer/climber creature. Don't let boredom put you off track.
You don't find time, you make it
When you plan your day, you have specifics to aim for and are more likely to see progress. Make yourself a priority, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
2011 on your checks
When your done writing all your checks for 2010. Go through a few pages of yours checks and where the year goes, go ahead and write in 2011. This will remind you it is a new year, and keeps you from making the mistake of writing 2010 in January. Good luck
Make your own 100 calorie snack pack
To save money and the environment, buy a few small washable containers and put in 100 calories worth of your favorite snack to have during the day.
The packed snacks are very expensive and bad for the environment as that is a lot of packaging.
Do yourself and the planet some good.
Just get up and do it. I tell myself that daily even If I don't feel like it. Once I get started I keep on going until its done. Now I like doing it.