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ROAD-RUNNER41
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3/23/12 10:36 A

knowing that l have to get my diabetes under control gets me moving



JILLBOUNDS
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Posts: 25
3/21/12 12:21 A

It was rainy today, but I was determined to start my exercise. I marched in place while I watched TV. Just logging on to post my exercise was motivational to me.



JDMAC15
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Fitness Minutes: (836)
Posts: 9
3/20/12 9:45 P

It's hard to get off my butt some nights, but I know that even just a 15 minute walk will relax me enough to sleep really well that night and be in a better mood at work the next day.



LADYVALK
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3/12/12 3:07 P

some days it is really hard.. fortunately at work I have a dog that pesters me to go.. at home not as much support, it is all on me.. and that is tough! But I do know that once I get out and get going I feel fantastic!!



JILLITA55
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3/12/12 12:09 P

my dog motivates me to walk twice daily



NIGHTSKYSTAR
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2/21/12 9:24 A

This is what works for me. First let me say that no matter how hard i try, i just plain do NOT enjoy workouts, unless its swimming or hiking in the woods. I used to procrastinate terribly. My doctor has insisted that i walk or do other exercise a minimum of 2 hours a day, which was really hard for me to hear.
Then i got thinking. I dont especially like brushing my teeth or taking a shower, but i wouldnt THINK of not doing them!! So, I scheduled in the walking, and its NOT AN OPTION. I do it. EVERY day, and i dont have to like it. It was like the sun came out over the mountains when i realized i didnt HAVE to like it, i just had to do it.
Now, i dont even think about it...i just do it. no motivation necessary its not an option. Start easy...i have to do 2 hours due to docs orders, and i dont always do that 2 hours quickly, but i do it..i break it up sometimes into 15 min segments on a break at work, sometimes when i am not working i do it all at once and try to see someplace i havent been.
You can do it!




JILLITA55
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2/21/12 8:20 A

My dog insists on his walks. So I go with him!



JENMOM3GIRLS
SparkPoints: (797)
Fitness Minutes: (70)
Posts: 13
2/20/12 9:35 P

Im having trouble finding energy to get up and exercise or just go for a walk!! What can I do to motivate myself and get energy to do something??



 
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