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I find that different exercises do different things to my mental state ... if I go to a vigorous vinyasa yoga class or at home, that humbles me and brings me down a peg or two, walking restores my confidence, and pilates-like exercise balances these two opposing trends ... ☺
I purchased a recumbent bike..a schwinn sr23...and it has been one of my best friends...I can ride it anytime I want in the house...when it is too snowy or too slippery to go for a walk...or when I don't feel like walking in the rain...it is one of my truest friends and it is always there!
My sister and I have started a family activity for sunday afternoons with our families. We will be playing basketball, kickball, football even our hubbies and kids have agreed to it. They have no idea we did this to get the family moving!
Don't keep your speed, or resistance, the same throughout your cardio workout. Keep your body guessing. Here's what I do...1st - listen to music...2nd - adjust your speed, or resistance, to keep up with the beat of the music, and adjust it for each new song.
When I really don't want to exercise I tell myself I can do anything for 10 min. Once I start it I keep saying to myself I can do 5 more min. and then before I know it , my routine has turned into 45-60 min. I always feel great afterward so it keeps me motivated for the next time.
Keep a SP stability ball at work and home if you can. Sit on it as you do computer work. Always have it blown up so you can instantly use it. Google exercise ball on Spark and web to get core and other exercises to do. Esp. easy on my arthritic back, less pressure for me.