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Notice you are pretty warm when you wake up? Well, you could go ahead and do some simple stretches while you are still in bed, and under the covers. I like to stretch my hip muscles this way, because my house is not as warm as I would like.
my daughter told me to plan to workout everyday not just 3 or 4 days a week. if it is a part of your DAILY routine it is easier to stick to it than if you go 3 or 4 days. now i go 6 days a week and if i miss a day once in a great while..no biggie!!
I have a problem with the timer on exercise machines....they always taunt me!!! I have an awful habit of looking at them and dwelling on the fact that, "I've only been on here for 4 minutes!!!"
I have a Droid celll phone, and this and some of the other smart phones have applicatons that can be downloaded, some for free. I downloaded the free version of Pandora radio. Yiou enter a song or artist you like and then it creates a radio station for you based on that choice You can give a thumbs up or a thumbs down or just do nothing when a song plays. You can create different radio stations. I have one now that has a lot of upbeat music so when I workiout I get variety but upbeat.
I know this is not new, but it truly works. I was not feeling good this week and still wanted to get my exercise in. I tried to do it in 10 minute increments. I did the elliptical, treadmill, bike for 10 minutes at a time and by the end of the day I had 2 hours in!
To get over the plateau and keep your metabolism reved up.