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Join in!

Feel awkward about creating a SparkPage? Posting on the threads? Feel like people are judging you? HARDLY! This is the most helpful, supportive site ever. Jump in and get started. You'll feel like family in no time!

- Submitted by ANDREA0301 3/26/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 3 Comments

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Exercising on a budget

With finances being tight, I walk at least 30 minutes a day, and do a 10 min bootcamp video. I belong to 4 bootcamp teams and do a different bootcamp each month. When can't go outside to walk, utilitize free cardio videos on exercise.tv and realage.com. emoticon

- Submitted by AGAPEJOY 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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One Day at a Time

Borrowed from the 12 Step Programs...plan meals & exercise for today. Yesterday is gone - can't change it; tomorrow isn't here yet, don't worry about it. Work through today...one meal, one activity at a time.

- Submitted by PAMBWS 3/26/2010 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment

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Patience

I'm horrible at buying things just because they're on sale, or seem like a good deal. If you're not positive you want something, go home and sleep on it. If you're still thinking about it the next day, then go back and get it.

- Submitted by MASCHMID121 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments

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NEVER give up

Fall 7 times get up 8? How about fall 999 times get up 1,000! Quitting is not an option. Remind yourself constantly that this is about your HEALTH & not just about losing weight. It is NOT a diet, it is a LIFESTYLE, an example we are setting for those around us. Especially those who look up to us.

- Submitted by ANDREA0301 3/26/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

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Make it a Reward

We all know that we feel better after a good workout.

When you're having a rough day and only want to crash in front of the TV, tell youself if you make it through the work shift, you'll reward youself with a great workout.

Mind over matter. It's not a chore; it's an energy high.

- Submitted by FICTIONRUNNER 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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ADD PLYOMETRIC EXERCISES TO YOUR ROUTINE

Switch up your work-out routine and add some new moves! All of our movement is front to back...try skipping sideways on the treadmill. Jump up as high as you can landing softly multiple times. Skip instead of walk. Your body will wake up and say HUH? emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by JULESLIVSOUTLD 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments

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Sleep

If I get enough sleep, I am happier and have more motivation to exercise and track my food. I also have a better attitude, where as if I am tired, I often say "who cares" in regards to health.

- Submitted by LEASIM1231 3/26/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments

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Hot drinks

I find that food cravings are lessened if I drink a cup of hot tea (black or herbal) or coffee.

- Submitted by GRAMPIAN 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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How To Deal With Conflicts!

The secret is" It takes two to have a conflict, and only one to end it". There is always some truth in the issue that created the conflict, however great or small it may be . Learning to accept the truth is hard and part of the secret.

- Submitted by MJRVIC2000 3/26/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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