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Just get moving!

Some days are better than others. Some weeks are better than others. Most importantly just get moving. Even if it is for 10 minutes, that is 10 minutes closer to healthy than you we're! I find if I tell myself just do 10 minutes, I usually keep going. I often will grab 10 minutes here, 15 there an...

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Walking Tip(s) Without a Treadmill

I never could walk more than 10,000 steps a day and couldn't figure out how on Earth people could walk 20,000+ a day. It boggled my mind! When I started back eating right and exercising this time I was determined to do my best and use the lessons I've learned in the past to help me along this time. ...

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Do what you love!

We enjoy hiking, dancing, and roller/inline skating. I added ankle and wrist weights to my dancing to incorporate strength training into what I love doing.

If you love doing it, it will never feel like work and you will keep doing it. Vary your activities so it is never boring and your body d...

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Sneak in the Exercise

I don't really like doing a bunch of exercise all at once. I get bored easily, I guess. Over the last year, I discovered an easy way to sneak in exercise.

I live in a small town, so most days, I just walk everywhere I go. Need to go check the mail? Walk to the post office. Grab a gallon of m...

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Consistency, exercise and Healthy food choices

do the right thing 90% of the time. If I mess up, I get right back to it. I "do my best and forget the rest!" (Tony Horton). It's more about how you feel, and energy level then how you look in the mirror. Being Patient is hard. I didn't get unhealthy overnight, so I won't get healthy overnight. I tr...

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I've gotten into some bad habits from my Fibromyalgia days. Sometimes, I'm not very motivated to get off my butt and move. My butt likes to sit on a comfy surface and veg out in front of the TV.

But now that I am feeling better, I need to break the habit and get back to my old active self. I...

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Finally committed to it

Oh, gosh! On April 5, I finally decided to commit to exercising. I decided wishing the weight off was not working so even if I'm in pain, I do some type of exercise daily. I like doing 'challenges'. It gives me a specific goal to shoot for and a set number of days to do it.

There have b...

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DVD'S at home

I used to be an AFFA certified group X instructor. I've put on 40 pounds in the past eight years since I stopping.
In that time I amassed a huge DVD collection. Cardio, yoga, Pilate's, body weight, barbells, kettle bells, yoga, The Biggest Loser, Ellen Barrett, Kathy Smith, ShivA Rea, Tae Bo Bi...

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Using My Heart Rate Monitor

The biggest tool for me has been using my heart rate monitor. With it I know when to slow down when my heart rate gets too high. It's wasted energy. I also like it because it keeps track of my exercise time. I focus on those 2 things only, my heart rate & the time I've been walking. That's it. I fee...

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Action News and Life

One of our local TV stations calls its news programs the Channel 7 Action News. I've made that my own motto too! I enjoy keeping up with the national and local news first thing in my morning. I start the day by taking my meds and supplements with a tall glass of water. Then I make my coffee for th...

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