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look inside

many people need workout partners to have motivation, but workout buddies come and go. when no one is standing by your side, you still have to move your butt. resolve inside yourself to make changes and those habits will stick and you wont need someone to push or pull your as much

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exercise is life.

exercise should be as important as brushing your teeth or showering.....its everyday life!

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exponential success

one small success will lead to another and then to another. before you know it, you will have reached your huge goal! let the success compound on itself.

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playground play around

unleash your inner child. go to the play ground with your kids and run around with them.....and get on the swing set (the one for the bg kids of course) and swing swing swing. you will find that you use your abs, legs, back, and arms to swing. and it will also put a huge smile on your face! but reme...

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booty jams!

put on your mp3, some dance music (i like 90s booty music), close all of my curtains (cause i dont want to get embarrassed) and i clean and dance my booty to a smaller size!! my kids think i am hilarious and dance too!! we work up a sweat and get a nce clean house at the same time.....sorta like bur...

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check out that babe!!

dont be afraid of the mirror! the mirror and the camera are your best friends! pick out the little changes in your body daily and that is motivation to keep on!! today, i noticed that my legs have less cellulite than last week!! those lunges and cycling are helping BIG TME!! :)

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dont beat yourself up

if i slip up, even if it is a couple of days, i dont beat myself up over it, i just take note of how much better i feel when i eat bettter and exercise. thats enough to get me back on track

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beat the song

im no good at running. my endurance leaves something to be desired. so i have started picking songs with high paces to jog to....or at least upbeat to see if i can run or og until the song is over.....

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take a friend, meet a friend

i live in a military community that offers a child's room where you can work out AND watch your kids. i either bring friends with kids, or try to make friends there, knowing that it is a comfortable environment makes it easier to want to show up and workout cause you will always see a friendly face!

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get away from me!!

when i am on the treadmill, i pop on some motivating music and imagine that i am running away from the old me and my bad habits. sometimes it even works when i am in a bad mood, i am running away from my bad mood and i seem to be able to run farther, faster!!

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