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Water, water everywhere. It's time to take a drink.

Water, water, everywhere. It's time to take a drink.

Water is my favorite beverage since I gave up diet sodas eight years ago. I loved diet sodas and used to drink them in Big Gulp size. I decided t...

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Plateau Buster: Keep your starchy carbs and fruits to earlier in day and don't eat late.

I work late and therefore often eat dinner late but I also get up early so go to bed soon after I get home. Eating a normal dinner meal late was halting all progress for over a year. It doesn't matter how healthy you eat, nor how much you exercise - if you eat late and go to bed it can cause proble...

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Refuel only when necessary

Fueling for a workout means eating the right combination of food to help you make it through your workout without unnecessary fatigue or fainting or throwing up. For most people, that means eating a meal that includes some carbs for quick energy and some fats and proteins for satiety. The exact pe...

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Creative ways to get in exercise

Wall sits are a nice quick exercise to get in when brushing your teeth, waiting for the microwave at work, waiting in line if there is a wall nearby. I made a game of it with my son when we were waiting in line for something. We tried to see who could hold it the longest. I sometimes do it at the...

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It's never too late to lose weight or to become physically fit

At one point in my life I thought I was too old to achieve the physical fitness that I wanted. And losing weight wasn't happening. However, I tried and tried again. I've been on this path for several years now. God wanted us to be good stewards of what he has given us. And one of the most important ...

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Be active and entertained and inspired at the same time

Truth be told, I've never been an out-doors-y kind of person.
Sports and exercise have never brought me a joy and satisfaction of their own. So it was easy for me to gain weight over the years.
I have found that I love getting my cardio and my strength t...

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Uninterrupted Quiet Time

Every morning before I go to work (no exceptions), I make tea, light an incense stick, sit at my little self made altar, and I focus on my breathing, read inspirational literature, and write. This has made a huge difference in my life. No matter what kind of anxiety I wake up with, I always feel re...

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Keep Coming Back

When I get off the program, stop my tracking and lose my motivation- I just keep coming back to it, starting over if need be. I am stubborn, I'll just keep coming back to it, over and over if need be, until I get things right. I have to persist, until I am able to truly be consistent and reliable. ...

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I'm not hungry, I'm thirsty

Every time I feel hunger pangs, I remember what a doctor friend of mine told me, "98% of all hunger is thirst". I drink a large glass of water and those hunger pangs go away. And I get all my water consumption in for the day.

So many of us do not drink enough water to keep our bodies hydra...

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