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Lip Protection

Protect your lips with sunscreen! This is a step that we forget during our care routine, but it is sensitive skin and needs to be protected for those beautiful lips. There are chapsticks with SPF 15 in them! Make sure to check the active ingredients to be sure!

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Don't skip the healthy Fats

Fat is a crucial and vital part of the diet! Many people think that they need to "reduce extremely" their fat level intakes... But what you should focus on is meeting the DRI (your goals) and having a majority of those fat grams be an intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Those fats ar...

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Don't track it til' ya do it!

It's important to stay honest with yourself to get real results. Have a plan for the day, but don't track it unless you actually did it.

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Body Jam

Body Jam is probably the most intense cardio dance class. The music mixes are professional, and are actually the real artists and versions, The mixes and moves they put together are INSANE!

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Frame of mind

Failure is nothing but a frame of mind; an opinion.

Reconsider what you'd consider a failure, and learn from what you consider failures in your past helped shape you, and formed your successes for today!

Failure doesn't exist because it is just a mindset, So always push yourself and tr...

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While doing something unproductive, do something productive!

If you are sitting around watching TV, get on the ground and STRETCH while you watch, so at least you are getting SOMETHING done while you're wasting time :D

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Accountability

To make sure you visit Sparkpeople regularly, make sure you make it your homepage! That way every time you click online, it's easy access!

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Cardio Blasts

Cardio CAN be a blast! For those who dread the treadmill, try a group exercise class! The instructor will provide extra motivation and encourage you past what you thought your limits were... the support of other people will encourage you to push yourself!

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Randomize the Music

While exercising, have multiple types of music in your ipod! The differences in music will keep you involved. Put your Ipod on shuffle so you won't know what's coming up next! Great way to keep your mind off of your workout and on how pumped your music gets you!

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SELF-RELIANCE

Self reliance invigorates hope to take on even more difficult tasks in the future.

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