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Don't Try to Find Time - Just Do It

I never "find" time to exercise - I just exercise and then somehow the time comes to fit in all the other things.

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Dress for Success

Wear your 'best' exercise clothes, regardless of where you exercise. If you have only one good outfit wash it more often if needed. Get rid of the old ripped faded baggy clothes and wear something that feels and look goods and makes you feel like an athlete.

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Shoe lace pedometer

I wear my pedometer on my shoe secured by the shoe laces it actually gives me more of an accurate reading.

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Freeze! The Chocolate That Is

Freeze dark or any kind of decadent chocolate you like. I find that if I let the bag just sit in my cupboard I am more apt to just grab piece after piece until I've binged big time. Freezing it not only keeps you from overindulging, but letting it melt slowly in your mouth helps you feel satisfied...

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Don't Forget To EAT!

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it truly is for many reasons. Breakfast should be your BIGGEST meal of the day. Plan a breakfast high in protein, carbs, and fiber. It's so important because it jumpstarts your metabolism in the morning. If you skip breakfast because ther...

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A Better Burger Bun!

Next time you make a burger at home, try using an Orowheat 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin in place of your usual burger bun. They taste great, and really allow the flavor of your burger to shine through!

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Tired? Eat Spinach

Spinach perks you up because it is loaded with iron and delivers oxygen to your cells. Spinach also has substances that may help to prevent cataracts,atherosclerosis,& hardening of arteries. Because of its role in energy production, lipoic acid is being investigated for regulating blood sugar levels...

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Hit the reset button

Think like Scarlett O'Hara - "Tomorrow is another day!"

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It's all part of the road.

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese Proverb

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Being Outside in the summer heat

Drink 2~4 glasses of cool fluids for each hour of physical activity you do outside, including walking. Don't forget your sunglasses to protect your eyes!

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