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Engage your core on the elliptical

My favorite exercise at the gym is the elliptical. I use the one w/out the "arms" but I have found that if I pump my own arms, similar to a power walk, I burn a lot more calories, and engage my core. My abs are sore the next day without even doing crunches!

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Motivation

I look up one new quote for the day and try to stick with it. Keep it in my head and use it when I get down or cant make myself do the right thing.

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rest!!

Dont be like me....a one woman work machine. Believe me its no good, and if it wasnt for my sig others medical bills and keeping a roof over our heads i would find a nice 8 hour a day job instead of 2 of them, and make it one with no or little stress.
Take time for yourself!!

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The Secrst To Getting Started!

Have a plan to get you started. Evaluate that plan along the way. Make changes as needed along the way to improve that plan. And never stop moving upward and forward.

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Polishing Brass the Green way

Use a lemon cut in half and rub it over the brass object. You will see the tarnish coming off. Once you finish this take a wet rag and wipe the lemon off. Follow that with a good drying with a soft cloth. The brass will shine and be tarnish free.

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Powdered protein Yuck no more!

Syntrax Nectars Whey protein powders taste delicious! WIth flavors like Cappuccino, strawberry and Peach (just to name a few of my favorites) they have a great taste. I add them to cereal, cottage cheese and as shakes. They have 23 gms of protein per serving, no fat and no carbs.

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Adding bulk to food w/o adding a lot of extra calories

Whenever I want to add extra bulk to food w/o adding a lot of calories, I pile on the veggies. Cheese pizza? Load on the sauteed onions, mushrooms, green peppers and diced tomatoes. Whole grain pasta? Tons of fresh veggies, (sautee and blend in blender and add to sauce for finicky kids)!!

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Make up portions ahead of time.

Once a week ( for me, usually on Sunday) I prepare foods for the week. I can measure and weigh a weeks worth and put them in individual packets. This keeps me from deceiving myself on size.
I even make up one person servings for dinner since I eat alone.

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Contacts before Onions

Take your contact lenses out before you chop raw onions! I've found that the juice stays on my hands even after washing, so removing my lenses even hours later always burned. Plus, the byproducts from the onion fumes get under my contacts and cause irritation far after I'm done chopping.

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Sneaking more protein in!

I have trouble making it to my protein count. I'm usually one or two points short.

So I add shredded coconut to a piece of peanut-butter toast. It might sound odd, but it adds a little sweetness and flavor to the snack without adding a lot of extra calories!

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