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Move more strategies

One of the best ways I find to move more is to use my 15 minute breaks at work and sometimes my lunch to get moving! This could be a walk around the block, around the building or up the stairs and back. At lunch it might be a class at the nearby gym, a walk to get some vitamin D or a short bike ri...

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When walking gets boring try this:

At 65 my go-to exercise is walking, as it is for many of us. In the "Walk this Way" challenge there are some suggestions for preventing boredom. Let's discuss a few and possibly add some more.

I have various routes measured out from a half mile to about five miles so depending on how far I ...

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I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired

This is what my clients say all the time... and I truly relate... I do great for a week and mess it up the two weeks following. I have too much to focus on and too many reasons to lose weight, get fit, and be healthy... I don't get why I can't just stay motivated and stop "falling". Ugh. I've worked...

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Smile & Wave

While I have tended to be optimistic, my optimism sometimes gets weighed down by the stress in my life.

Getting that positive outlook back can be challenging at times. I found a couple of simple tools that help me find my sunny side when it has slipped.

I smile and wave. Sounds silly...

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Mantras: Just 10 minutes & I always feel better after....

When I don't want to workout, I'm too tired, had a real bad day or I'm lacking motivation....I struggle with working out. I have found that, like so many people, I have that internal struggle and conflict
that I don't want to workout but I want to be healthy.
Talking myself into working out...

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I'm Loving Fitbit Coach

If you have a fitbit, I can't recommend the fitbit coach enough. It's an app that charges $36 a year for the top teir. It's the best money I've ever spent in my fitness journey.

I am not a fan of the gym. Mostly this is because I live in a very rural area and our choices for gyms are awful. W...

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Be Your Own Friend

Every time I am tempted to think or say something negative about myself, I wonder, "Would I say that to a friend in the same situation?"

If my friend complained about "looking fat" or berated herself for one slip up, I'd encourage her rather than join in. I'd never call her lazy or disgustin...

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Fidwits! I don't want Fidwits!

I have a name for foods that are empty calories or are not good for my health program -- Fidwits.

It stands for Foods I Don't Want To Eat, or FIDWTE. It's easier to say, 'Fidwit'. By naming them as something I DO NOT WANT, it makes it easier for me to pass them by.

Passing up s...

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Clean to get lean

Why do you need to clean over and over again it would be so nice if you could do it and have it remain that way... but it doesn't and is a seemingly never ending task so what can we do about it? Want to sit on the couch and watch tv? Why not pump up the music and the intensity to blast those chores ...

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Weight Loss and Control afterwards

After losing 40 pounds my goal now is to maintain the loss, as that is 8 (5 pounds of sugar) tied around my body each step I take. My blood pressure is down on half the meds. My secret was to eat a keto diet along with fasting for 12- to 18 hours each day and eating nothing like snacks either. M...

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