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Have a goal

Sign up for a 2K or 5K walk or run. That way you have a specific date as a goal - it'll help you stick to your exercise plan.

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Hidden veggies/fruits

I like to puree veggies or fruits and sneak them into baked goods, mashed potatoes(pureed cauliflower) and in turkey burgers to add flavor. I also add to smoothies to get my intake of fruits and veggies.
My son doesn't know that he is eating veggies and doesn't complain.

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exercise

Calories in, Calories out

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Hate eating Veggie?

Try adding pea and carrots, or mixed vegetables to rice or pasta or when making baked potatoes scoop out the flesh after its been baked and mixing it like mash potato but add spinach or broccoli to it and adding it back into the skin for twice baked potatoes!

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Mix It Up

I am kind of on a "rotation" program - meaning I alternate lower carb/calorie days with mid and higher so that my metabolism doesn't stall out. I am taking the same approach to exercise - 1 1/2 min at a slower pace, 1 1/2 min. at an aerobic pace, alternated back and forth. It keeps me motivated.

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Cardio & Strength Confusion

Since I primarily use workout DVD's as my source for working out, I change my workouts up regularly so my body doesn't build tolerance to just one or two workouts and plateau. Variety keeps me still interested and I don't get bored easily

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Fitting in Fitness

I keep resistance bands, light hand weights, and a balance board in my office. Whenever my job starts to stress me or I have a few minutes to fill, I utilize one of these items.

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Unhealthy Snacks

Instead of depriving myself of my craving, I give myself a small portion or a healthy alternative. So for an ice cream craving, I'd go for a nonfat smoothie. For chocolate, I choose zucchini brownies.

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Walk for Pleasure

I had forgotten how much I used to enjoy walking. I used to walk everywhere, just because I could. I purposely parked in the most inconvenient parking deck on campus the other day, and walked everywhere, just enjoying the beautiful day. Rediscover the joy of walking!

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Drink your milk!

It is filling. It solidifies in the system. If you are hungry and you have tried to fill up by eating, make sure to get your two glasses per day in. It will make a world of difference. Plus it will get your stomach moving as well. (Not so nice to mention but a definite fact)

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