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Must-Know Weight Loss Tips, Lesson Seven

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#1 Say it Out Loud!

Create a healthier environment by letting friends and family in on your diet and exercise goals. If you tell people what you are trying to accomplish, they will be more likely to support your efforts, and less likely to inadvertently sabotage them with pressures to skip workouts or go out to dinner. Allow the people closest to you to motivate and encourage your healthy habits. You may find that they start to participate with you by joining for walks or preparing healthier meals. When you finally reach your goals, celebrate together!
 

#2 Get Into Your Groove

Develop an easy-to-follow exercise pattern. Determine what, and when, works best for you, and stick to it. Don’t force yourself to do something that you despise doing. If you don’t like to run, don’t run. Maybe biking, swimming, or walking is more your speed and doesn’t feel like a chore. Construct a set workout schedule, with specific times, to follow every week. Without some structure, it’s easy to talk yourself out of exercising after a long day at work. Eventually, your workout will feel as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth, cooking dinner, or watching your favorite show.

From the Message Boards

  • I know people who practically live at the gym but I'm sure several of you know that working out longer than an hour can cause your body to start producing more lactic acid, cortisol, along with other things...

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    -Scout
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