Impulse editor Margarita Venegas lost 20 pounds throughout 2005, one thing that helped keep her motivated was weighing herself only monthly -- that way you're not getting disappointed when you don't see a difference in your weight each day.
adds that even though her
schedule was unrealistic for eating six small meals a day, she
did bring carrot sticks and healthy snacks to work to keep her
appetite at a manageable level throughout the day -- she
also made lunches the night before so she
wasn't stuck running to McDonald's
4. Be flexible.
"If you're getting to the gym three days a week don't be too strict as to what days they are," Bolden said.
"Just get there.
adds, a little work out goes a long way.
started working out, she
could barely run a half mile and her
arms ached for weeks lifting weights.
runs three miles and can lift a whopping 40 pounds.
5. Get help.
Margarita used a personal trainer at the YMCA for three months.
The prices there were cheaper than trainers at other gyms, she