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At first, drinking 8 glasses of water might seem to be a daunting task. I've found that by adding a few drops of lime or lemon juice, I enjoy drinking my water! Also, if you use 32 oz water bottles, you drink two a day and you've met your 8 glasses!
. I don't like taking a lot of time at once to do strength exercises, so I do it a little bit at a time during the day. Every time I go to the bathroom at work I do 15 wall push ups. Every time I wake up the stairs I do 15 calf raises
Whenever I notice that it's hard for me to motivate myself enough to stick to my exercise routine, I find that it's usually due to boredom. Never be afraid of swapping out one for of exercise for another... it beats doing nothing at all.
I combine the cardio with strength throughout the workout. I wear a weighted vest while doing my LS DVD's In addition, I use dumb bells for a portion of the workout & also have a booster system, which allows me to use resistance tubing for upper and lower body resistance.
Building up a good solid exercise base is key. You can lose weight with a diet, but getting your body moving is the biggest secret of all! And the more you move, the more weight you'll lose, the better you'll feel and the more sure of your success you will be!
Trying new classes at my gym keeps me going. I get to know the people in them and we have fun while burning those calories. I also get to try new things I may not have heard of or new. The trainers explain what we are working out and how it benefits me.