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I thought it was a great article. It was interesting to read the comments and see how different people interpreted the same words.
Thanks for the tips.
"You know how great you feel when you finish a workout: You feel refreshed, revived and rejuvenated, strong, confident and happy."
I have never ever ever felt "refreshed, revived and rejuvenated" after a workout. Never. Even when I was in junior high, high school, or college, and I wasn't overweight or out of shape then. Always have hated exercise.
A helpful and fresh take on 'problems'. Thanks.
I was struck by Ms. Romine's idea that temptations are like Muses: "Temptations are like misunderstood Muses. They give you the chance to be creative while reaching your goals!" What a great way of looking at temptations! And what a beautiful way of saying it! I'm forwarding this to all of my women friends who struggle with tempations (i.e. all of my women friends!) Thanks, Ms. Romine!
My biggest guilty pleasure - lazying or napping in couch or bed back from work, which wreck my sleep patern. Now, still trying to avoid being in the bedroom or living room too long, the temptation is too strong! Good tips from this articles and absolutely agree on workout - same routine is very boring and easily make excuses to avoid doing workouts, hehe.
I was into this article until the video section, when we were told to ask a "fit friend" for suggestions. Just because people want to lose weight does not make them unfit for exercise-video-lending. I'm sure overweight people have far more videos than their "fit" friends, have lost hundreds more pounds in their lives and perhaps have even better insight into which ones would be fun for me.
I would say I'm being overly sensitive to body culture issues, but I've read tons of these articles without hearing the tires come to a screeching halt. That's one of the things I love about this sight. I may not have agreed with all of the concepts I've read, but I never felt I was being talked down to, or that anything was so off in tone as this tiny remark.
Terrific article... I've been in a rut lately so hopefully incorporating these tips will get me out of it!
Great article! What a good set of tools to keep on hand. They're just common sense, but I guess it wasn't that common in my case. It's kind of like judo - use the opponent's strengths against them.
I really like that approach. I will start thinking of what the challenge is in my obstacles and and figure out creative solutions like these. Thank you.
Funny how I am always sleeping past the alarm and always tired and yet I never considered it was because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I thought it was some kind of shortcoming of mine to not be able to get up on time.
Also what you said about emotional eating really helped as well. Thanks for the article!
I really enjoyed the positive and affirming message of this article. Great tips, especially for restaurant take out.
Well said! Short and sweet, to the point!
Some great ideas for mixing up the workout rut. I never thought of trading DVDs! Thanks!
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