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I've been sedentary. Just getting up and moving about is a plus. But I found an app recently by Joseph Clough entitled Free Hypnosis with 18-20 minute sessions. I believe you can relax and access your subconscious during repetitive moments so I get into a stomping Native Dance mode. Then I close my eyes to listen while I envision all I can. So far, it's been extremely easy to do my "Mini Moving Its" this way. It's like a vacation get away to positive. And who doesn't need that?
With a long commute, I get off the commuter rail a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way to work; at lunch, I walk 15-30 minutes; on conference calls I walk around my cubicle; while my music is playing at my desk and a favorite song plays I get up and dance around or at least move my upper body to the beat; I walk to the train station instead of taking the subway which is almost 1 mile; at home I fit in another 40-50 minutes of cardio/strength exercise; walk in place during commercials on TV
Eventually I will be walking miles and miles like I once did. Today, however, that idea sends chills down my back. I found a way to begin the journey today, though. When I set the microwave to warm something up, I march-walk and count my steps until the microwave is finished. Amazing how many steps I'm getting in. (I'm doing other things during that time too, such as raising arms, circling them, kicking -- you know the routine.
I open my daycare at 6AM. My first child does not come until 7:15. I try to get in at least 30 - 60 minutes before they arrive. If possible I try to get in another shorter workout when they are down for a nap after lunch. Doesn't always work out that the babies go down at the same time.
I cannot walk without the use of a walker or without contact guard assist when working on gait training (due to balance difficulties), so I have a mini-stepper that I position in such a way that I use it recumbent-style while running IV fluids or if forced to be seated for extended periods of times. This helps with motor planning, boredom, and strength building in my recently operated on leg leg. The more active I am, the less pain I am in.