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Whenever motivation is low or whenever you get in a rut...Having someone to go through the "pain" and the process with you makes getting up for the task at hand that much easier and enjoyable. I have yet to see the buddy system fail.
I was shocked after several days of wearing the Sparkpeople pedometer on my shoe at just how sedentary I'd become over the past several years. No wonder the pounds crept up on me! The shining stars that you earn by moving throughout the day are very pretty and are an easy way to keep track without having to count every step. I love it that if I want to know the real number of steps I can always log into Sparkpeople and know that it keeps track for me. Fun AND easy!! Woohoo!!!
I keep healthy snacks on hand at all times. In my desk, in my purse and in my lunch bag. I like variety so I look for snacks 110 calories or less that are filling. Pudding snack packs, fruit cups, string cheese and nuts. And drink lots of water
When people around me start to emphasize the negative, especially about things they can do nothing about, I'll stop the cycle by saying "I'll put that on my list of things to worry about." It helps put whatever it is into perspective, and lets me focus on whatever is more important to me.