Be intentionally active after eating -- move quickly as you clean up after the meal, go outside for a brief walk, whatever you do, don't sit. 5 - 10 minutes after every meal really helps burn those calories.
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Every morning, spend five minutes writing/typing your top ten goals as fast as you can. Don't peek at what you wrote yesterday. Don't spend more than a few minutes total. Write goals as active/present tense - "I eat within my calorie range every day", "I wake up early eager to do my workout".
This is slow at first, but if you'll keep it up for a month, amazing things will happen! I got this tip from Brian Tracy's success dvds, and it really works.
When I walk on the tread mill, I will give myself permission to quit after just 5 more minutes. 198 When I get done with that 5 minutes of time, I give myself permission again if I do another 5. 101 That goes on until I have completed the full program I am doing. 104 So far I haven't quit because 5 minutes isn't really that long of a time for me. It may work for you too.
To me the benefit of this is that I am setting small goals to get me to the end goal. Later I may have to make it 10 minute intervals instead of five, but I am just getting started and a 25 minute program seems like it is a long time. Five minutes really doesn't. It keeps me motivated.
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