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If you don't like the taste of water and you don't want to use too many of those Crystal Light-type packs with artificial sweeteners, try herbal tea! Most have no calories and no caffeine, so you can count them towards your water intake. Plus, there are dozens if not hundreds of flavors to choose from!
Your filling your car up with gas, don't just stand there walk in place. Standing in line at the Grocery get those feet moving. For that matter standing in line anywhere - those feet can be adding steps.
I have found my ultimate way to clean glass...
Pop in a piece of mint gum (or flavored if you like it but mint is the strongest) to stop all the finger licking and tasting while you're cooking and baking. You won't wanna ruin the taste of the gum by eating the food. My sister and I own a cake business on the side, it helps to avoid eatng all of the sweet stuff.
I live on the fourth floor of my building. Whenever I go out, I take the stairs instead of the elevator, both ways. If I need the car, I get the elevator on the ground floor to get to the garage, and get off on the ground floor when I leave my car.
LOVE camp fires and home fires and smores.. We have started recycling toilet paper rolls and the lint from the dryer...
How many times do you find yourself starting to hold your breath while lifting weights? Try to count off your reps out loud (even just in a soft whisper to yourself if you are around others) to force an exhalation during the contraction phase.