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Plan your work, work your plan OR the other way around would be plan to fail, fail to plan!!! ORAGNIZATION is the KEY to SUCCESS! Keep GOOD snacks on HAND ALWAYS, cut up all veggies AS SOON AS YOU GET THEM HOME and COOK your greens as soon as you get home too!! Then you have NO EXCUSES!!!
When I have reached a plateau in the past, I have switched my exercise routine. For instance, I would walk one mile in the morning and one mile in the afternoon. One of those miles I would walk very brisk and the other at a slower pace. I have found that I just have to exercise more!!
I use the credit card for EVERY purchase (unless it is a really small store and I want to help the owner.) It gives me points which are valuable, but more importantly: When the statement comes I can check every expense and make adjustments in the future. I know exactly where and how I spent my money
At first I hated to go to the gym. SO I learned to plan a healthy snack that I loved for my after gym time. Now when I exercise, I can look forward to that VIta Top muffin top with peanut butter or whatever enjoyable snack I have planned and it keeps me going.
I take a half hour on Sunday Morning to plan out my meals for the week. This way I don't have to scramble each morning making sure I have a healthy meal ready when I get home from the gym. I prepare meals in the morning befor work, so that my husband can put it in the oven when he gets home!