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Commuting to work by bike

Even though I run, swim, road bike, ski, and walk the dogs for long sessions, I get the major chunk of my exercise doing one thing: commuting back and forth from work on my bike all year--8 minutes one way--4 times a day--once in the morning, back and forth at lunch, back home in the evening.

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Beat Up! Challenged to eat emotionally!

Visualized big rubber bat You: whaling the tar out of you Make cartoon like: emphasizes when we EE we don't appreciate damage we do to ourselves in the long run.We don't see or feel the consequences of the big rubber bat (EE) immediately, it will exact it's toll!

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Breaking it down

I always try to set the cardio machines to view my segment time rather than total time. High intensity or resistance never seems as bad when I see I only have to do it for 2 minutes before the setting changes.

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cell phones 4 KIDS

depending on your childs age, use prepaid phones instead of adding them to your contract one. It will save you lots of money over the course of the year and they are much cheaper if they get lost or stolen to replace!

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Seasonal shopping

Buy with the seasons.....buy local when you can......don't go buying cherries when they are not growing in your own country.........go with the bargain sheets you receive...use your coupons.......better still, grow a bit of your own.

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Have a wonderful day!!

Smile and have a wonderful day..works wonders on weight loss!!

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Cholesterol Counts


I track BEFORE I CONSUME that way I can change anything I go over on to a healthier choice.

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Love Yourself!

I have always loved all others so easily, but not myself. I find that when I give myself permission to LOVE ME (no, it's NOT selfish or conceited!), then I do better at taking care of me. I don't have to BE THERE ALREADY (at goal weight) to be loveable & beautiful. I'm already those things and mo...

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Take More Steps!!!

Use a pedometer to track your step progress throughout the day. If you see how you're doing,you'll know how close you are to your goal!!!

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Plan for the workout!

Get up, get dressed in your workout gear and go for it. Make it a habit just like morning coffee!

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