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Listen to old favorites on YouTube. It's a wonderful mood lifter. Enjoy the nostalgia! I made up about 38 minutes worth of songs to work out and cool down to. Here are the songs that pick up my mood dramatically: Here You Come Again, Real Love, Home, Down on the Corner, Mountain Music, Roll On, All I Ever Need is You, Love is Like a Butterfly, Maybe You Should Know, You decorated my Life, You light up my life, To Me.
i find that when i have extra time to wait, on a bus ride or a train ride, i squeeze in some jumping jacks or i go for a walk. on a bus, i do some reaching and stretching on long rides. waiting at a doctor's office, i will go for a short walk or do some deep breathing exercises.
I try to wear 'exercise wearable clothes' most days (yoga pants). Right when I wake up, 10 minutes elliptical or aerobics; while dinner is cooking, 10 minutes of crunches, etc) so I'm always exercise ready. So on days I don't get a workout in at the gym, I can squeeze in 30 minutes or so easy!
After getting some info from a friend I decided to get a Fitbit. I love walking and to keep the motivation alive, I take different directions. I have the privilege to live in the country side and can choose for flatter roads or more hilly. My Fitbit tracts an accurate reading of the difference; it helps me to make the right choice depending of what I need to accomplish.
Be aware of your thoughts. Are they helping you with your goals, or are they sabotaging your efforts. You have to be your own best friend...treat yourself as kindly as you would a loved, trusted friend. Build yourself up. Don't waste your time beating yourself up.
I do not like drinking water, but I learned how to increase the amount I drink. I just take a full swallows here and there during the day. After this, I find that I have more of a taste for how plain it is. I actually then I find I want to drink juice less. Also drinking hot water (without a tea bag even) also makes water more appealing.
People wrinkle their nose at the word cabbage but eating cabbage slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, so good for diabetics & dieters. Packed full of nutrients it is also known to fight cancer cells&can detoxify your bloodstream. High in water content definitely a weigh-loss food. Cabbage soup will help restart anyone who has plateaued. Ever heard of the cabbage soup diet, yep it works in the short term. Or just try 1/4 steamed head with caraway & a little butter
When hit a plateau, I change up the food groups I was using. Eating a little more carbs and vegetables versus protein. My body apparently was recognizing a routine, and the change up kicked in. Losing slow and steady.
I was on a 4 month plateau where the scale would not budge. This week I did a few things that seemed to work for my sluggish body