Christmas is not a time for slacking off! Try to keep up with your routine as much as possible and don’t forget that there are a variety of ways you can exercise over the Christmas break. Take the family out for a nice long walk, build a snowman (if you are lucky enough to have a white Christmas) or join the kids on their new bikes. You may not be using your fitness equipment as much with a house full of friends and family, but you can still remain active rather than slouching in front of the TV with the chocolates.

Get help – The internet is full of information – Make use of your computer and the internet. Anything and everything you need to know is just a click away. Another way to get additional help is to talk to an online tutor or classmate or ask your online instructor for help or clarification if you are not sure about something. There are also several online discussion groups that you can join and get help that way.

Early mornings are the worst time for the levels of blood glucose. At these times it is at the lowest level. You must have seen some people who are so irritable in the morning that nobody can talk to them unless they have their cup of tea or coffee.

You probably know already that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also a great opportunity for you to load up on fruits and vegetables. If you like eating eggs in the morning, one of the things that you can do is to make a vegetable omelet. Just add tomatoes, pepper, onions and some mushrooms with an egg and voila, you have a very healthy breakfast. Instead of drinking coffee, you can also drink fruit juice in the morning. Fresh juice is always better than canned of course.

We have wide-screen plasma TV’s everywhere and I was watching Kevin T., the infomercial guru hawking his latest book. It was a miracle cure for overweight folk. Of course he couldn’t tell you much; you had to buy the book. But he hinted that you didn’t have to diet or exercise. Just follow some kind of protocol and bingo! The weight is gone. He lost 45 pounds in two months following his own program, or so he claims. So, here’s another easy, miracle cure for being fat. Meanwhile, I’m sweating on the treadmill when i could be home eating cake and following his advice. Gee, what’s wrong with this picture?

You need to get a specific and measurable weight loss number for a target. This is one of the strategies that’s pretty easy to do, and it could help you lose weight; but be sure to put your goals in a time frame. Goal setting is an effective tool to measure the progress you’re making; so you’ll be aware of your success.

The little engine that could is a great success story that every-one should know. It was a story about always focusing on the “I can” in life instead of worrying about what may seem impossible. Being determined and focused on success will help create a flourishing company that has no clue as how to fail. With a “successful” mindset, your decisions will not be made to prevent failure, but instead to produce success. This is a far more valuable tool for any business because it lacks fear. Fear of failure is not a positive motivation; it is a negative stimulant and keeps your mind focused on thinking about failure. If you are racing on the track, a good driver does not think about the different ways he can lose, that would be counterproductive.

If you are fond of oatmeal or even cereals, you can add fruits and vegetables to these items for added flavor and texture. You can also add some fruits and veggies together with different kinds of nuts to make a delicious and nutritious trail mix. Do you know that eating raisins, died prunes and other dried fruits can be counted as a serving of fruit? You can eat these snack items any time of the day.