i feel like am going 2 steps forward and 5 steps back, i lose 2 kilos and add up 3 -4kilos, here in africa our dishes are not easy to calculate calories.someone help, i wnt to cut down so bad, but i guess my will power can't even carry me along.HELP SOMEONE
Hey, I like my hardcore weightlifting mags. Pictures of good-looking men aside, they have the better and more informed articles then silly 'healthy living' magazines. If I want to check out the latest crop of all-natural makeup and fashion I'll never be able to afford, I'll check them out. If I'm looking for workout advice and motivation I'll stick to my weightlifting magazines.
I recently signed up for a half marathon. I found a great training program and now I regularly run 5 days a week gradually increasing the distance etc. Being committed to an event like this surely keeps me exercising regularly. Great article, thanks!
Great suggestions! This time of year, I am all about fitness, loving to be outside and moving, trying different activities... enjoying the sunshine. However, winter is a killer for me. The dark days make it seem like the day is over by the time supper is finished, and I hate being cold!!! The last 2 winters I have packed on 10-12 pounds, having to battle them off again in the spring. I guess I really need to get a plan in place for how to stay active through the winter next year!
"pump up the tunes" : i do zumba, and we usually do the same songs at every class, and i've really grown to love them. so i downloaded them all and put them on my mp3 player... i listen to them in the car all week and i look SO forward to my classes because of it!!! also, sometimes i just put the songs on my stereo and do the zumba dances at home! :-D
"schedule it" : i find the exercise classes i'm interested in that take place before or after my regular classes (i'm a college student and my gym is on-campus), and as i plan my day, i plan to go to these just as i plan to go to the classes i'm being graded in. if i skip a class i feel like i'm playing hookie!
"look at yourself in the mirror" : i used to avoid mirrors, but since i started working out regularly, my self-image has improved astronomically... i still have my insecurities, but now when i look in the mirror i often think to myself (or even say out loud), "damn, i'm HOT!" and i feel proud of how strong my body is becoming.
WHAT A GREAT ARTICLE!!!!
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Get this hardwired into your daily routine, eat healthfully, and you will not - in fact, you CANnot - fail! Worth every ounce of our effort, believe me.
Part of "getting dressed": For a while now I've been sleeping in my exercise clothes! They are as comfortable as PJs, & when I get up all I have to add is socks & shoes. This really helps me stay on track!
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