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I have found that for me, one of the best ways to be sure I get the sufficient amount of water (and not overeat!) is to take a sip of water between each bite when I eat. Even if it is a snack, I do this, and it has really helped with my weight loss goals!
Whether you workout in a gym or at home, you should create a plan of daily workouts. Start with one week at a time and write down what you're going to do on each day and for how long. If you get extra exercise in, it's a bonus! Also, try to alternate between exercises to avoid getting bored.
Try to fit as much exercise that you can in a day. If you need to take a trip less than 1 mile walk to your destination. Plan family excursion that center on hiking. It does not have to be rough terrain. You get exercise, spend time with the family & enjoy nature.
When you find yourself too busy in the evenings to fit in a workout. Try to commute to work in a different manner or get in early. I now bike to work and walk to lunch to fit in exercise I normally would have to go without during busy weeks at the office.