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Whenever I feel like snacking, I make myself a cup of herbal tea and drink it. If I'm still hungry after drinking the tea, I know I'm legitimately hungry and will have a snack. But more often than not, having something hot and thinking about what I'm doing will stop me from snacking.
Use the Workouts function of the Fitness tracker to develop various workouts. Add the one I want to do at the beginning of the day and spread out the exercises into your day. I like to sneak in a set everytime I go to the ladies' room.
Become an AM exerciser and your more likely to stick with it. Numerous articles here on spark with agree, those who workout in the am stay with it.. Why? Its done and over with. You don't have the whole day to come up with reasons not to.
Listening to music keeps your mind wondering from the Treadmill, elliptical, or whatever you're on... It keeps you busy so you're not focusing on the time, calories burned, distance or dreading the countdown! This is what keeps me in the gym!
Staying on the treadmill at a moderate pace for any amount of time is sometimes tough, but keeping in step with your favorite dance tracks (think techno & club) and concentrating on the beat rather than your walking makes it fun and easy!
I have found that I need to add exercise right into my everyday routine. I drop my 3 youngest children off to school at 8:30 and then head right to the gym, before I had a gym membership I walked around the school a few times. If I was to go home I would never go back out to go to the gym.
Make an appointment with yourself (actually put it on your planner) and schedule your workout time daily. This keeps you accountable and lets you say no to other engagements because you already have an appointment! It is the most important appointment you can keep for your health.
When I am really having a hard time getting motivated to workout, I DVR one of my favorite shows or pop in my favorite movie and then pull the treadmill out in front of the tv. I am more likely to workout longer because I'm not thinking about walking I am thinking about my favorite show!!!
When your eyes open, sit up slowly without using your hands. With legs straight out, lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch in your back and hamstrings. Hold; then, using your abs, lower yourself flat. Rest and repeat two more times. Strengthens core. Burns 10 calories