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water

Add lemons, limes, orange slices, cuccumber, or mint to water to make it taste super yummy!

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Exercise during TV

About a month ago, I bought the “Shake Weight”. I got it to give me something healthy I can do during commercials when watching TV. At first I could only shake it for a few seconds at a time. Last night I was able to shake it every commercial for almost the length of the entire commercial break.

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journal

Journaling can help you to know where you are and where you are coming from. It helps you to see what you may have done to affect your program and how to correct yourself to get back on track. Journaling is a great way to express yourself, review your actions, and motivate yourself on your journey.

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TREAT Yourself!

I KNOW I will be more motivated if I have something to look forward to as I lose the weight.So for every 5 lbs. lost, I TREAT myself to something NON_FOOD !!! For the 1st 5lbs.,it was a new workout top! The next 5lbs.was new lingerie.

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Plan your water.

Drink 12 oz of water while you're getting ready for work, drink 12 oz on your drive to work = 24oz before the work day even starts. 12 oz before 10am, other 12 oz before lunch = 48 oz before midday. It's always hard to get started but then it becomes a habit and you don't feel a slave to water.

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See your progress

Take a picture of yourself every day (or night) to see yourself progressing along in your routine. That way,if you ever get demotivated after couple of weeks, you can refer back to those pictures and see your body changing before your eyes. You won't want to lose all that hard work you put in!

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Pedometer

Wear a pedometer all the time. Check 3 or 4 times a day to make sure you are staying as active as you think.

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Don't Come Home Until You Reach 10,000 Steps

I am a stay-at-home wife and usually don't get out much so now that I started going to yoga and zumba each morning M-F, I wear my pedometer and make sure I don't return home until I have reached 10,000 steps. It makes me feel better knowing that once I get home I have crossed off 2 fitness goals.

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Yard sales

Everytime I bring something home from the store--be it dishes, glasses, whatever, I put an equal quantity into a tote for the garage sal;e, donation to church rummage, or for Goodwill. Helps keep a lit on things.

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Schedule a Professional Photography Session in 3 months

Schedule a session with a professional photographer to take a pic of you in 3 months (or 4 or 6) in order to get that zeal to look BETTER for that appointment. Make one again at the session to document your transformation. Do a calendar countdown of how many weeks to go til the Big Pic!

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