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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can Ė It All Adds Up!

Whenever I can, I try to do little bits of physical activity as often as I can throughout the day, even when Iím at work.

If the weather is nice, I take the opportunity to go walking. If I am on a coffee break (15 minutes), I take a brisk walk around the perimeter of my office building. If ...

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excercising daily without hesitation

I set my alarm everyday for 6:30 Am., when my alarm goes off I do not allow myself to lay in bed. I immediately get up and get dressed, this helps me to not talk myself out of working out. I do not give myself the time or the chance. Works great. I have worked out every morning and evening without h...

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Don't be efficient

Don't be efficient when doing chores whether at home or at work. Look for ways to take some extra steps. If you are going to the grocery store, use the first parking space you find, don't circle around looking for one farther away. Once you get it there, don't shop by getting everything from one are...

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A Beginnerís Guide to Yoga

For beginners or non-yogis, the prospect of starting a yoga practice can be quite overwhelming. It can feel like breaking into yoga is very hard, especially if youíve seen complicated poses posted on Instagram. However intimidating it can be, the wonderful thing about yoga is that it really can look...

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The Secret Fun of Activity!

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I am a person who loves to work out! Most of the time. But I am a very busy mom of 5, with one still home part time and the other 3 younger still growing and homeschooling.
We love to just be active!
What does that mean?
My secret is that it HAS to be FUN or it won't last. Then y...

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Stepping to Greatness!

A little contraption called the FitBit, saved my life. After a brief health scare, my doctor prescribed 10,000 steps a day. Since that time, I have worked my way up to an average of 12,000 steps per day! And the weight is melting away, slowly but surely.

The thing I love about FitBit is the ...

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Play Instead of "Doing"

I am only realizing it now, a couple weeks after I put my little girl cat to sleep, how much more exercise I'm getting than I use to get when my husband and I lived in our townhouse.

My remaining cat is constantly begging me to play with him; to swish the soft feather in his face so he can ch...

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My Newest Fitness Favorite

Recently I made a challenge to get in some fitness training. I knew if I was challenged and had someone to answer to I would be motivated to meet the challenge. A team member had made the challenge to herself and posted it on our team page. The challenge was to do at least 20 minutes or more st...

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Create Your Own Boot Camp!

This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. I include a morning, noontime and evening workout. I also have extras for the weekend. Part one is the exercise which is listed here. Another day I will write in depth about the food. Her...

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