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CYCLING

i TOOK MY EXERCISE BIKE OUT OF THE SPARE ROOM AND PUT IT IN THE LOUNGEROOM. I WATCH MY FAVOURITE SHOWS AND CYCLE. ALSO FEEL TOO GUILTY NOT TO DO IT AS I HAVE TO SIT AND LOOK AT IT, HAHA! WORKS A TREAT FOR ME!

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Find something you love to do

When you want to be successful with your fitness routine, find something you love to do. You will stick with it longer. When you love to do it ..you are less likely to become bored.
It becomes something that you enjoy doing for a longer period of time. It become a pleasure to do.

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working out 6 days a week

My bmi has gone down from 30 down to 23.2 in just four months

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A little bit more

Sometimes when I run I feel so drained. When I get this way I tell myself "just make it to the end of the block" or the end of this song, or the next street sign, or anything that represents a small mark. 9 times out of 10 I make it to my marker and the next one, and the one after that. Pretty

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Interval Training on the Treadmill=Woggi
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for Me!!!

I came across a Family Circle magazine article called "wogging" and was intrigued.It claimed if you MIX UP your WALKING with JOGGING {hence the term-wogging},you'll boost up your calories burned in a smaller amount of time.Note:When I WALK,it's ALWAYS on an INCLINE--I start at 3.0 and slowly go up-

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walk

walking today!!

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Heart Rate Monitor

You need one! They take the guessing out of how many calories you burn during your cardio session. Get one with a chest strap and make sure it asks for your info- gender, age, weight, height- Polar is a great brand- I have never regretted spending the $$$- The best piece of fitness equipment I own.

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Intentar nuevos ejercicios

Intentar nuevos tipos de ejercicios

Tae-Bo
Kempo
Pilates
Pilates w/ ball
pylometrics
Zumba
P90X

Hay que variar!!

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Schedule Exercise

I block off time and schedule my work-outs like I would meetings or appointments. That way the time is blocked and it's a priority.

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When weight-loss comes to a stand still

I started running intervals after three weeks of only 1 pound a week weight loss. Once I started the intervals I busted through the stand still.

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