Here's a checklist to help you get ready for the Holiday Challenge:
1. Assemble your tool kit. To get yourself moving a little more and control what you eat, make sure you have the following, as appropriate:
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comfortable walking or workout shoes
workout clothes, including outdoor wear if appropriate
measuring cups and spoons
a kitchen scale
a clear space to work out at home
a pedometer, if you like
a tape or CD player for listening to books or music while working out
any exercise equipment you plan to use: jump-rope, exercise bands, dumbbells, stability ball, yoga mat, exercise videos, etc.