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I love running so it's more like I am rewarding myself with a treat when I fit in my runs. On days I work I wake up at 4 am and run 3 miles on the treadmill and on days I have off I take my long runs outside anywhere from 5-10 miles. It also helps motivation to work towards a goal such as a 5k/10k or 1/2 marathon which I am currently training for.
I like to run outside but it seems like I'm running so much slower than on a treadmill. Nike + iPod keeps track of my pace, time, calories and distance traveled while playing my favorite music. Turns out I wasn't running any slower after all. The best part is, you can use it with any running shoe.
When you feel you just gotta have it (whatever - cake, chips or my weakness cheese and wine), pop in an exercise DVD and really sweat the urge away. Or take your dog if you have one for a run outside. Drink water, water and more water. I flavor mine with Crystal Lite or the equivalent from the Dollar Tree. It makes drinking water easier and at 5 calories a serving, can't be beat. Ya'll hang in there.
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