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My Action TV

I have a favorite TV show and it comes on two nights in a row. I confess I love to do my exercise while watching "The Voice". I find that all the music is good to move to and I use some of the movements I get from other work outs such as Leslie Sansone walking workouts. One of the moves in a Lesli...

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Add A Mini Workout Into Getting Dressed

After my shower, I dry the underside of the back of my hair by doing a deep forward stretch, with my legs just more than shoulder width apart, and bending forward to get a good stretch in the back of my legs, while using the blow dryer on my hair.
Drying feet is also an opportunity to get in a g...

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Keeping the ball rolling

It's hard to stay motivated to exercise. You have a busy day at the office, the weather isn't ideal , and sometimes you just don't feel like it. I have found that for me, however, if I can make myself do just a few minutes of walking, stretching or heavy cleaning in the house I can get the ball rol...

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Squeeze in exercise.

I do something active during every commercial on television and sometimes while watching television.

During a commercial break I can go up and down the hallway, outside of my apartment door, getting in about 300 steps. I am usually back before the end of the commercial. I can put clean dishe...

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52 Hike Challenge

I've found that having challenges with clear, concrete goals helps me to stay motivated on my fitness journey. For anyone who is interested in getting outdoors, getting fit, and working towards a goal... let me introduce to you the 52 Hike Challenge.

The 52 Hike Challenge is a challenge to do...

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Starting the day with exercise

This is my plug for starting the day with exercise. The caveat is that any exercise, done at whatever time is most convenient to you is by FAR more beneficial than no exercise at all. That said, here goes.
When I wake in the morning, I look forward to the exercise I planned for the day because ...

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Make exercise a priority!

I realized that if I don't work out first thing in the morning, it's not gonna happen. So, I get up at 4:30 each weekday morning before work. It is not easy, but it has been working (3 weeks so far) and I am working out for 45 minutes each time.

Planning is key for me. I have a recurring ala...

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FitBit Feature ~ Reminder to Move

I set my FitBit to remind me hourly (9 to 6) anytime I have been stationary for too long. A gentle vibration and a cute pop-up cartoon nudge me to move it. 250 steps later I get a congratulations on a job well done.
















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Try a new exercise, Cardio Cardio and Plan your day's routine

I had been getting bored with my exercise routine. I was finding excuses not to do cardio and just stayed with the same strength training exercises and level. My weight loss was not progressing. So I decided to challenge myself by adding at least one new exercise each week- an exercise that I ha...

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Take it SLOW!!! (boil a frog)

I always hit a new exercise routine really hard, get burned out and then quit. Now I take it slow and find it much easier to stick with a program if I am not pushing so hard. Don't be afraid to repeat challenges and keep things simple. Getting burned out because you tried to do things too fast will ...

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