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Walk early today

I get up at 5AM, not because I want to, it just happens. No matter what time I go to bed I'm awake at 5. I have started to get dressed, put on my sneakers and get in a 2 mile walk before coffee or breakfast. I am even beginning to enjoy the quiet and me time.

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Making Exercise Fun

I already love exercise, but some things are simply more fun than others. Number one Rule is to keep trying things until you find something you love to do. If you don't like it you won't stick with it. I love martial arts movies and grew up watching those old Chinese kung fu movies. So naturally...

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Is Your Activity Tracker Delivering....

Is Your Activity Tracker Delivering Accurate Results?

By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian

Can you really trust your tracker? Members often share their doubts on the SparkPeople messag...

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Active While Researching

I'm on my computer most of the time so whenever I watch a documentary or film, I walk in place till I cover two miles. A win-win. ............................................................................................................................................................................

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Fit Bit or Activity Tracker

Using my Fit Bit has helped to motivate me to exercise more. I am always joining challenges and pushing myself beyond what I thought I could do. I think I am addicted to Fit Bit. lol Better than the food I used...

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Change up your workouts!

Always add different works each day! Maybe alternate your workout from abs, strength training and flexibility. Also, want to make sure that your getting in the right amount of cardiovascular before you do the other exercises. You don't want to exercise non stop cardiovascular, but rather do it in in...

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Just 10 Minutes

I began the weight loss portion of my journey first. Figuring, at some point, I would want to exercise. I never got to that point.

When I started Sparkpeople, I was not one who exercised. I would start a program or activity but I stopped more times than I started.

Any excuse worke...

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Observations on Exercise or the Lack Thereof


I've noticed that whenever I am chained to my desk on a deadline, my weight loss flat-lines. The day after I go on a walk, it improves dramatically. I wouldn't know this if I hadn't tracked my weight. The g...

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Sweat and Tears

I remember when I was still extremely over-weight. I would go to the gym with my inspiration. She was where I am now and she can run and run and run and run. Without stopping. I would be walking at an incline and be out of breath and achy and near tears every single time. There was one time in ...

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Dancin' on the Treadmill

I love using the treadmill while listening to upbeat music. My mp3 has Irish jigs and salsa. I dance on that treadmill by moving my hips, arms and feet in different ways.

Exercise can sometimes get so repetitive it is boring and if you get bored, you will eventually give up. By listening...

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