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I went from eating a lot of deep fried food to a healthy diet and no deep fried foods. My main success is counting calories. I limited myself to a 1200 calorie intake a day for 30 days. I made sure I took vitamins and supplements. I felt a lot better in 10 days after I started.
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.
The next time you're out for a walk in the park make use of the park benches you pass. At the 1st bench do 5 step-ups for each leg...at the next one do 5 tricep dips, then try push-ups off a bench, then seated leg lifts... Just keep alternating. You'll get a full workout by the end of your walk
When you're running, or walking, or...whatever exercise you're doing, suck in your gut & keep it sucked in. Helps tone your mid-section & prevent injury, like back strain. Improves your posture & works your core. Try it next time you walk to the water cooler