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Small goals = Big Success

From my experience, those who set small goals and achieve them one at a time are the ones who are the most successful in life. It doesn't matter so much what the goal is when it comes to weight loss (it could be to lose 1 pound every week for one year, for instance), the key is to make sure that yo...

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Walk.. walk .. walk!!!

I have considered myself pretty sedentary the past several years. I recently realized that life is passing me by and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it. I weighed almost 300 pounds (296) and it took all I had in me to get up and move around. I was also closing in on the BIG 5-0

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How to sneak in more exercise in your day

In addition to my regular workouts of 20 minutes or more 5-6 days a week I walk for 30 minutes or more, walk while on the phone, park further away, make multiple trips from car or putting away laundry, and my newest thing to do to get in more steps for my fitbit competitions is to do a lateral side ...

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Moving every day keeps you motivated!

I have started and stopped attempts at fitness so many times, but something this time seems different, and I think the key is that I am making it an every day affair. I used to say, "Okay, I'll get to the gym maybe 3-5 times per week and I can chill on the weekends", or "If I take these two classes ...

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Keep active daily to keep yourself motivated!

It is completely normal to start out slow and with smaller effort in the beginning! Our bodies don't bounce in and out of exercise well! It takes a degree of persistence because exercise takes awhile to fall in love with! It takes determination because you need to keep those goals, things like 10 mi...

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Jillian Michaels Workouts

That woman and her workouts are why I can pick up a 50lb sack of chicken food (I'm 4'11'' and 115lbs).
She's why I have pictures in a bikini that I like.
She's why I have more energy and sleep well at night.
I am such a fan! I also don't really mind yelling. In my mind she yells because sh...

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Step Up the Running

When I first started running I had unexpected success winning age group medals. And for the first couple years I just kept getting faster and faster. Racking up that bling. WooHoo!! That was so motivating! I did not have any trouble pushing myself to train.

Then I pulled my piriformis muscle....

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Fitbit is the Nazz!

I have to say I love my Fitbit Alta, it is really motivating me to move.
It sends me prompts if I have been sitting too long, which is easy to do at my desk job.
I've even mapped out how many steps it is from one part of my office to the other, so I can make my goals each hour.

My dau...

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Walking inside the house when pressed for time (and tips)

Everyone is pressed on time. And not everyone can get in 60 minutes to go to the gym. Sometimes not even 30 minutes at a time. This is what I do and I hope it helps some of you.

So, the times when I don't feel like going to the gym or sometimes even on top of my workouts... I walk around the ...

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Perfect for my bad back (Dancing)

I can't sit of stand for long because of a very bad back. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago with sciatica, degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis and and spinal stenosis. Ouch plus!

Therefore, in addition to my Dr. ordered PT strength for back exercises/ I find I can dance on the ca...

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