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I find that if I have food planned and with me I am not tempted to head to the vending machine at school at night. I plan meals the night before and pack a bag with a meal and snack for the evening and I am not tempted to grab the junk.
I use every opportunity to move my body. When waiting for my coffee in the morning, I do wall pushups on my kitchen counter. While waiting for my toast, I do leg lifts and knee bends. It all counts in the overall scheme of the day.
I read research done by an Australian University that showed women who swapped 30 minutes of non interval cardio for 20 minutes of 8 seconds (fast) 12 seconds (regular) on an exercise bike lost more weight. So I changed my routine and it has worked for me.
How many steps can you take? I bought a pretty high quality PEDOMETER to keep track of my daily steps. I have found all kinds of ways to keep those steps moving all day long. I park further away; I take more trips to and from the car; I use my legs instead of the phone when possible, etc!
If you can walk to a destination and make it home with out a car (like when you pick up a few things) walk it! Or even ride your bike if you have one! If you must use your car though, you can always park faaar away to get some extra walking in.
I find that getting my exercise done the first thing in the morning gets my day off to a good start. If I put it off, everything seems to be behind schedule and I am upset with myself. Being a morning person may be why this works for me.
Many times I don't feel like getting myself going for my exercise routine (especially after work) but I discovered that if I put on some Movin music that usually gets me going and before I know it...I'm exercising and I find that I actually want to. A good beat and a cool tune does it all the time!
I had goitten into a rut with exercise. I was bored and uninterested with my exercise and it was not doing as much as it was for me. I hired a trainer for 6 sessions to shake things up. She has shown me new ways to use equipment, new trends (TRX, kettle ball, etc) and encouraged me to change my