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Don't Throw Away Those Scratched Workout DVD'S

Don't throw away those scratched ( expensive) workout dvd's.
Most movie rental establishments will resurface them for
you at a cost of 2 to 3 dollars. Then they are as good as new.
It also won't make you think twice about purchasing used ones.

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Try mindfulness

I use mindfulness meditation to help me step away from negativity and look at it more objectively. It's helped a lot to control frustration and to stay on track.

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Food Saver

I recently went to Sam's Club and bought frozen vegetables; chicken; cereals and breads in bulk of course.
I vacuum sealed my breads in 2 or 3 bagels; 2 or 3 sandwich thins; frozen broccoli in 1 cup or 2 cup portions; precooked baby shrimp in 1 cup packages; and chicken pieces 4 per pack.

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The Dreaded Job of Cleaning the Basement

My washer and dryer are in the basement, so when I go down to do or check on laundry, I do about 5 minutes of sweeping, decluttering, etc. Seeing things getting cleaner little by little is motivation to keep it up. My basement is almost clean now, almost painlessly.

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Easy Black Beans and Rice

I tried a new quick meal tonight for dinner. I reheated 1/2 c. cooked brown rice with 1/2 c. rinsed and well drained canned black beans. When it was hot I topped it with 2 tablespoons of medium hot salsa, and it made a tasty meal with some roasted asparagus spears and a tossed salad.

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Don't put it off

Exercise even though you don't feel like it and you will end up feeling better all the way around.

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Join a Fitness Club

Not as in the sense as joining a gym. I wanted to exercise but I was tired of the same ol' gym workout so I joined a club for women who like to work out, now we go hiking and biking all sorts of things. So in the process I am making new friends and working out too! Who would have thought :)

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carry water exercise shoes and work out clothes in your car. then there is no excuse to not pop into a jazzercise class.

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Just Do it!!

I have found that when I schedule exercise for myself, and not allow myself to think it over I have no problem getting out the door and going to the gym or going for a walk. If I think to long... I think about how hard it will be and the 100 things waiting on my to do list and I don't do it!

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Just. Keep. Running.

I have the phrase "Just. Keep. Running." written on a Post-It on my desk at work and around the house. Whenever I get discouraged (for anything, not just exercise), I look to that phrase to keep going. Two steps can easily turn to ten, if you just keep running.

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