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Just Play!

Every day does not have to be a full workout. Nor does it have to be a "keep track" of calories, steps, miles, etc. Just go out and play. Feel the air in your lungs. Marvel that you're breathing better. Bend and stretch. Reach for that frisbee or foot-, basket-, or soccer ball!). Be grateful that it...

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SLEEP!

I have trouble sleeping. Sometimes it's because I cannot turn by brain off from a busy day, I think too much, I must surf the 'net. Sometimes I just can't sleep. No reason. Ha ha. Work out two days in a row with 4 hours of sleep each night ... and pass out before the family!

Sleep. It does a...

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Try a Leisure Walk Today

Remember that it doesn't have to be "all out" every time. Stop and smell the roses, watch the flitting butterflies, listen to the music of moving water. Enjoy. Next thing you know, you've walked way past your planned mileage.

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Change It Up

Like walking? Don't do the same routine every day. Try the elliptical one day, treadmill another. Find a place in your neighborhood with hills. Get in the car and find a local park. Change it up ... and find an awesome world we live in as a reward!

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Having a "Don't Wanna" Moment?

Just Do It.

Get up. Get moving. Keep going.

Today's "Don't Wanna" was wanting to stop walking before I had planned. The plan was 7 miles. The result turned into 8.5 'cause I kicked "Don't Wanna" to the curb and just kept going.

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10 Minutes

Start.

Just do it.

Anything.

You may not WANT to do it. Lo and behold -- 10 minutes later, you're already doing it. May as well keep going ...

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To Exercise or Not To Exercise? That Is The Question!

Ok, so you don't want to work out today. Imagine that a press conference or "Big Announcement" is going to be made about what you did FOR TODAY. Would you go back on your commitment? Push Through! Go! Go! Go! Keep Going!

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Look Forward to Tomorrow So You Can Look Back on Today

This saying has gotten me through so many "trying" times ... last semester of college ... bumps in the marriage ... why not look forward to tomorrow -- many tomorrows, and I will reflect on TODAY and "remember when"!

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After A Goal Is Achieved -- FEELS GREAT, doesn't it?

Remind yourself how great you FEEL when you've accomplished your goal -- be it 5 extra minutes of walking, simply getting out of bed to workout, or not caving during a "crisis" of the unhealthy food persuasion.

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Ignore the Negative Thinkers

Too often I find I react rather than act. The saboteurs, complainers, whiners, and negative people are simply not happy with THEMSELVES!

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