Gina Marie Pemberton, 47
I stay fit by maintaining the mindset that fitness is for life. When I wake up in the morning, I think about how I’m going to fuel my body for the day. What we put in our bodies is so important, but it’s simple: Eat less, move more. After a cup of java in the morning, I eat yogurt and/or cereal, and take basic supplements that are not chemically derived. I might have a protein shake, too. Then I start the day. It includes food awareness of simple choices of healthy food and no fast food — it’s poison. I work out about an hour four days a week. For me that includes weight lifting and some cardio. Health and fitness starts with the way we think. It’s not a temporary diet fad or hiring a trainer for a short period of time. It must be a life-changing decision, or I say forget it and do what you want and enjoy yourself. Once someone decides to be fit, you cannot go back. It’s just that simple.
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