Reality Checkers share how they stay motivated, have fun and get the most from their workouts
"I wear a pedometer and check it frequently during the day. I set a goal and work toward beating it. When I don't walk, my energy level drops." ―Rebecca Jones, Forsyth, Mo.
“I join Fitness Challenges at buddyslim.com, where teams work together to attain certain fitness or weight-loss goals. We chat and give one another boosters. When I share my goals with other people, I feel accountable.”―Anjanette Young, Reno, Nev.
"When I eat well I feel healthy. Good meals consist of lots of plain fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean protein (fish or chicken), some milk, tea, lots of water and a couple of Dove dark chocolates. Getting back to basics makes all the difference in how I feel." ―Peggy A. Day, Lenexa, Kan.
"I wrote motivational quotes on Post-Its and put them on the fridge, in the pantry, on the computer and on the TV. The best one is 'Don't Move...Don't Lose.' That gets me going." ―Nichol Woodard, Clute, Texas
“Have an exercise buddy. My neighbor and I meet every morning at 5:45, year-round, to walk 3 miles. Knowing that she is going to be out there waiting for me keeps me from hitting the snooze button. You never want to let your exercise partner down.”―Alison Fridborg, Dallas, Ga.