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ROAD-RUNNER41 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/23/12 10:36 A

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

JILLBOUNDS SparkPoints: (0)
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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.

Life has all sorts of hills and valleys, and sometimes you don't end up doing what you had your heart set out on, but sometimes that's even better!
Ruth Buzzi
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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 SparkPoints: (168,490)
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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!!

Restart Weight- 207

1st Goal - 200 - Met 7/26/11 198.6

2nd Goal - 193 - Met 9/9/11 192.4

3rd Goal - 186 Met 10/4/11

4th Goal - 179 Met 11/15/11

5th Goal - 172

6th Goal - 165

Goal Weight - 159

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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3/12/12 12:09 P

my dog motivates me to walk twice daily

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (369,837)
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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!

Northern NY
JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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2/21/12 8:20 A

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

JENMOM3GIRLS SparkPoints: (0)
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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??

**~~Mom of Hannah, Kayla, and Gracie~~**
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