Everything counts! That's a good secret. Not only every bite of food counts, but every single activity counts too! Stand when your hopping on the computer to track your food or check your e-mail. Walk in place while cooking dinner. Always take the stairs! Waiting in line? Calf-raises. In an elevator by yourself? Squats. Kids sleeping? Walk in place. Your hungry? Don't "test" the food that your cooking! Drink some water while you wait! Everything counts. Every single little thing we do COUNTS!
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I find that sometimes I have nothing to give. So I do one minute of anything I can count... e.g. jump rope, push ups, jumping jacks etc... That number always sparks my motivation to be competitive and beat my score. By the time I am done I have more energy and motivation
Studies have shown when people do normal everyday things, they can and will lose more weight if they think of the calories being burned. In the study, they had people doing things such as parking in the back of a parking lot and doing everyday around the house cleaning.
They counted it as exercise and the people that counted everything they did, on average, lost MORE weight than those that only counted their cardio and strength training. It's all in the POWER OF THE MIND!!!
Much like counting my calories, I track everything I spend. I Have an excel spreadsheet that I sit down at night and put everything into just like I do my nutrition counter. 3 years ago I was almost bankrupt and I make a very good salary. Today I have my credit cards paid off.
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