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Motivation for Weight Loss: My 5 Reasons to Learn to Burn


How do you sustain your motivation for weight loss? Everyone eats differently, thus everyone will lose weight differently.

Even counting calories and keeping measurements will get tiresome, especially if you eat too much fat or tip the scales higher than the previous week.

All of these bump-in-the-road factors make it easy to lose confidence in your ability to keep the fat off and stick to a weight loss program before sabotaging all your efforts with a week long binge fest.

The problem arises because we all want rapid fat loss progress in a few weeks and forget that we’ve spent years or decades on a fat gain program.

Don’t let the slow, steady fat burning process prevent you from achieving the flat stomach of your dreams and a life of living lighter.

Work out because you love your body – not because you hate it.

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Get Your Exercise Groove Back: 7 Sticky Strategies


Admit it, getting back to an exercise routine after a break is really tough. Everybody struggles with a restart after a layoff. But it doesn’t have to be a drag.

One big problem with getting your groove back is knowing your history. Thinking about what you used to achieve only puts up more hurdles to overcome. Focus on today’s task and not on the past or future.

I tend to have lulls throughout the year, when my desire to train hits a wall and I get lazy. Somehow the mornings turn into evenings and I’ve let the day slip by without a workout. These days are the worst.

My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. ~Phyllis Diller

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Fit 50 Starters – Find Your Action Triggers


It is way too easy to get caught up in a spiral of lament, believing that you no longer have the power to make any changes to improve your body and lifestyle.

It’s never too late to start (in most cases), but starting is by far the hardest part.

After 50, battling the belly bulge and staying fit means changing a few of your routines and dietary patterns. Some sacrifices are necessary. Embrace them all and enjoy the overwhelming benefits of good health. Ignore them all and prepare for more hospital bills.

Getting a fresh start at fitness, despite being over 50, is not as daunting as it sounds.

Your sedentary ways are not permanent, just embedded.

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Fitness Success Takes Forever – My Personal Journey Continues


My personal fitness success story began in 2001. I was getting a fat belly and hated it.

I realized it was time to pay attention to my health before getting any older and pay some fat loss dues.

In my early 40s, I’d settled into midlife and lost focus. Physical exercise became a part-time activity and everyday eating continued without much thought for my body.

I’d never been real heavy, but a few old friends started making fat belly comments.

I was a bit stunned.

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Incredible Life Lessons From Jack LaLanne: America’s First Fitness Icon


One of the main inspirations behind is Jack LaLanne.

As a fitness pioneer, LaLanne promoted daily exercise, weight training and healthy eating to American audiences long before anyone really knew the benefits.

His TV show ran from the 1950s to the 1980s and inspired generations of television watchers, whom he called his students, to get fit.

LaLanne taught athletes to pump iron long before it was acceptable because of the belief that bulky bodies would run slow and educated women that weight training does not make you loose your feminine curves.

Here is one of my favorite attitudes from Jack:

People work at dying, they don’t work at living. My workout is my obligation to life.

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