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In your head, when you wake up tell yourself you can do it that day. Whatever it is...exercise, eating right, keeping your focus. If you hear it, over and over, that you will be a success, it is much more likely to happen!
If your goal is to consume 1400 calories daily, change it up a bit. If you need to consume 1400 calories in order to lose weight, you need to consume 9800 calories a week to lose weight. Some days consume up to 1700 and some days only consume 1200..it keeps your body confused.
Pushing your heart rate on the treadmill doesn't have to mean changing speeds or inclines. A simple way to push your heart rate is to change the length of your stride. Taking very long, powerful strides that engage your glutes, while pumping your arms, can really get that heart pumping!!
Take 5-minute before feet hit the floor with your God.
No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my meals.