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Being a mom is hard. Taking care of myself is harder because everyone else comes first.

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Frozen Veggies

Since I can't always get to the store for fresh veggies to steam (delicious, especially when sprinkled with Mrs. Dash!), I stock up on frozen & boxed varieties, with and without sauce. This way I always have an easy side dish or snack on hand!

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2 of 3 Daily Things I Do

I post a note in a highly visible place for me that says "Have you REALLY SWEAT today?1". It reminds me to exercise however I can to burn some calories (I do not count morning 10 minutes exercises).

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Every night I fill up 8 water bottles. The next day they are all cold and ready to grab. Also, I can see throughout the day how I'm doing. It actually is a good feeling filling them knowing that I got my water in!

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Get to sleep!!

Just because you now feel fit and healthier and more alive does NOT mean that your body can withstand days (well, nights) without adequate sleep. So make sure you get yours!! Your body will thank you!

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MAKING TIME FOR EXERCISE IS MAKING TIME FOR YOU!

Exercise started as an experiment, then became a chore, then became MY TIME.

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Visualizing Success

As I wake up, before getting out of bed, I visualize a successful day - staying within range nutritionally, exercising and seeing me fit, trim and healthy. I picture my meals, I see myself working out and I picture me wearing my Aloha print sundress!

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1 of 3 Daily Things I Do

When I wake up, I have a note to myself "10 4 10 2 10!" - TEN one minute exercises FOR TEN minutes TO get to be a TEN (in my own mind). I do this within 15 minutes of waking up while watching the news. Helps get you going!

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Recycling

I save my used dryer sheets to wipe down my washer and dryer, to add a bit of deoderizer to my trash cans and to check my oil! They are handy and easy to hold up to the task.

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move it to lose it, even if it is only a few more steps

We all can increase our steps each day. It doesn't matter if it is one step more or 200 steps more. The more active we are the more our body loves us and will release the fat and pounds that it is holding on to to survive. I healthy lifestyle includes eating right and moving our body to shift it's p

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