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When doing strength training, I find I can begin to get frustrated when I'm counting reps, particularly on the third set. The solution for me is to count down instead of up. I start with 10, 12, or whatever my top count is and count down to one. Then I get more excited as I go bc I'm almost done.
I found it hard to get exercise in with work and family and all. Instead of calling someone, I walk to their desk now. I also try to take a couple of breaks during the day and walk at least 2 miles throughout the work day. Great way to break up the day and get some exercise.
With two kids at home and a Husband that works night i have found that walking 2 miles at 4:30 A.M. with a friend Monday through Friday is great! not to mention a fun time! then for workouts i do them in the kitchen while i cook our dinner!Works great. :)
If at all possible, work with a personal trainer. I carved out 2 times a month from my budget. It is worth. She always motivates me, gives me new strength exercises to do at home, helps with my form and makes me feel great about strength training.
Having a workout buddy makes me accountable not only to myself but my buddy as well. Since my love of running rubbed off on my buddy, she has come to expect my call at 5am to get her up and going. Those mornings I don't want to get up, I push myself knowing she's waiting for me.
Abdominal exercise you can & should do everywhere! Suck your belly button in tight & squeeze your butt in as if you're trying to pull up a pair of too tight jeans. Pretend the top of your head is being pulled by a string to the ceiling. Hold position. Puts you in proper posture & works your girdle.