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We know how hard it is to stay motivated with your weight loss and fitness routine, so every Friday we will be posting an interesting fact, motivational quote, or tip to help keep you going. If you find something that inspires you, share it with others. Submit your items to Maggie King (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Also check out our Twitter page and Facebook for ongoing updates and encouragement.

Friday March 10, 2017

For the first 15 minutes of your workout, your body burns sugar and carbs. At 30 minutes, your body enters the fat burning zone. KEEP PUSHING

"It's okay if you failed yesterday. Today is a new day. This lifestyle is a marathon, not a sprint."

Friday March 17, 2017

Energy levels typically skyrocket after losing unwanted weight because carrying less weight means using less energy to simply get through day. Additionally, weight loss improves oxygen efficiency, which leads to less huffing and puffing.

"You may not be there yet, but you're closer than you were yesterday."

Friday March 24, 2017

Exercise boosts your immune system and decreases your chances of getting sick. The more you exercise, the more your body learns to burn fat rather than storing it.

"Focus on how far you have progressed, not how far you still have to go and when you feel like quitting, think about why you started."

Friday March 31, 2017

Muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than any other body tissue. For every pound of muscle someone puts on, they automatically burn an extra 22 to 36 more calories a day.

 

"Wake up with determination. Go to bed with

satisfaction."

Friday April 7, 2017

Stress can make it difficult to lose weight. Stress can trigger cravings for carb-rich snack foods which tend to calm stress hormones. Stress hormones can also increase fat storage. In addition to physical exercise, relaxtion techniques can help control weight.

"Progress: You might not be where you want to be, but you're not where you used to be."

Friday April 14, 2017

Sleep deprivation can make it harder to lose weight. Inadequate sleep upsets a person's hormone balance, which decreases leptin (a hormone that makes a person feel full) and increase ghrelin (which triggers hunger). Scientists argue that getting enough sleep is the cheapest and easiest obesity medicinie there is. 

"Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods"