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Find your power song(s)

When you're working out alone, it's easy to call it quits 5 minutes early. One of the best things happened to me the other day as I was hitting the - (slow speed) on the treadmill... my power song came on! It was perfect and I hit + then +, then +, repeat!!! emoticon

- Submitted by DAWNEE25 4/10/2010 in Exercise | 8 Comments

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Eat Cherries and your berries

Cherries reduce inflamation, lower blood sugar, keep your heart healthy, help gout and may even prevent certain cancers. Cherries lower cholesterol and promote sleep. A handful of cherries a day may keep the doctor away. Cherries contain beta carotene, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. emoticon

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/30/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments

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Get strength training in while watching TV

I keep my hand weights on hand...hehe... and do different strength training excercises while I am watching TV!!! Kill 2 birds with 1 stone while being healthy at it!!! emoticon

- Submitted by LESLIE_2B_LESS 6/9/2010 in Exercise | 12 Comments

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zig zag your calories

To get over the plateau and keep your metabolism reved up.
its good to do low calories for 5 days and then 2 days a week increase your calorie intake by like 500 and then decrease it on your other days, so never let your metabolism adjust! This is a secret athletes use all the time!

- Submitted by DBANNIST 4/21/2010 in Weight Loss | 42 Comments

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Dancing

Whether alone or with anyone whenever I hear a catchy tune dance a few steps they add up

- Submitted by NASFKAB 2/13/2011 in Exercise | 34 Comments

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

- Submitted by SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 89 Comments

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keeping moving!

I can't exercise much due to a severe knee problem, but I do try and do some short walks at work in my breaks. Not much, but a lot better than nothing! emoticon

- Submitted by KATZEYEZ 1/27/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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The Motivation Jar

Every time you are done a workout, write what was so great about it on a small piece of paper (e.g. "I felt strong when I ran today"). Then fold the paper and add it to your motivation jar. When you are feeling less motivated, you can reach in and read a few papers to get you pumped up to workout again.

- Submitted by TIRIGANIAQ 1/24/2015 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Figure out what you are hungry for - it might not be food

Hunger isn't necessarily for food!

When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep.
When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids.
When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support.
When I am feeling lonely, I'm hungry for people.

Don't eat food when you need friends, or fluids, or sleep!!! Recognize what your hunger actually is for, and satisfy it with what it is craving.

Ice cream rarely gives you extra sleep, quenches your thirst, or gives you a hug!

- Submitted by GANASSI 1/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 45 Comments

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

- Submitted by JULIELANFORD 3/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 137 Comments
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