So often people think of exercise as a chore. I know I used to. January of 2009 I changed that mentality and joined a women's only dance studio. I danced my weight off. Later I incorporated riding my bike and roller blading. The main thing is if I don't love it I won't do it so find things you love.
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To eat less I slow down my eating pace by really chewing my food. I mean chewing it till it's practically nothing in my mouth. I find by doing this, I enjoy my meal, I eat less of what's on the plate and I enjoy the meal time.4
I don't always feel like exercising, but once I am out there doing it I enjoy it. Just get out the door and start doing something, anything outside. Gardening, walking, raking leaves, walking the dogs, running, biking, or skipping down the road. Just give it a chance!
Find someone at the gym (make sure they're doing something you enjoy!) who clearly loves to sweat, and set up a mental competition with him/her - try to keep up the intensity, speed, duration, and attitude! with which s/he approaches the workout. Getting lost in this competition passes time and feels super rewarding in the end. It's always hard to challenge our own bodies in the way others do!
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