Although you may just be starting out, resist the temptation to try to do too much initially when it comes to exercise. Try to make your exercise easy enough that you will be willing to do it again tomorrow. Don't try to be like "Rocky" each day or else you will dread it later...keep it simple!
The consistency is more important than the intensity!
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Keep something healthy and convenient at the front of your fridge so you can grab it quickly when you need something NOW. Whether you pre-package your own portions or use grocery store convenience foods like carrot snack packs, it will make a huge difference in what you eat if it's something easy for you to grab.
You can pre-portion salad into bowls, pre-cut vegetables for snacking, and pre-portion nuts so you don't overdo it.
Red symbolizes strength & power, health, and vitality. In Chinese culture, wearing red is the color of luck and happiness. If you need energy, wear red or place a shot of red on your desk! Buy a new red wallet to attract wealth. Red promotes passion and love. Red stimulates the appetite so don't overdo or eat off a red plate!
If you fall off the horse for an extended period, don't overdo to get back on - even if you only increase exercise or only track your food for a while, it's still a step in the right direction. Start with one thing, and when you're able, add more to it.
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