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small steps first

Don't get discouraged by just the thought of working out or exercising. Start easy, short, and simple first. From there work up it.
Example 3 push ups, 10 crunches, half a mile walk. Start short and simple then on a daily or weekly basis add more to your routine.

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walking

I am a nurse and I go into my patient's home. My patient needs to get out, so I take advantage of this time to get cardio for myself.

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walking

I am a nurse and I go into my patient's home. My patient needs to get out, so I take advantage of this time to get cardio for myself.

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walking

I am a nurse and I go into my patient's home. My patient needs to get out, so I take advantage of this time to get cardio for myself.

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Chores after Cardio... take advantage of those endorphins!!!

After I workout (especially do Cardio) I have this lasting energy that keeps me wanting to stay active for a good amount of time after I leave the gym. I take full advantage of this and plan my cleaning and chores for after gym time. That way I am still burning calories by actively cleaning!!!

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The First Thing I Do After Work... is hit the GYM!

When I get home from work the first thing I do is drop my bags and change into my workout clothes and sneakers... I then either go right to the gym and get my cardio or weight training in or I put on my Jillian Michaels DVD. That way I have no change to get sidetracked and procrastinate exercising!

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Running out of time

I have two children who play ball all year round. Since the coaches require them to report at least 30 minutes early to warm up I take advantage of this time by walking/running until the game starts.

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Bathroom Challenge

Every time I go to the bathroom during my work day, I do some sort of exercise before or after, like calf raises or wall push-ups. I have a desk job, so I need all the activity I can get!

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Set up a reminder at work

I work at a desk all day and sometimes don't even get a lunch break. Now I have put a reminder in my calendar that pops up every day at 10:00 and I take the time to take a 30 minute walk. I feel great!!

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Mind over Matter

So much of working out is mind over matter. When I'm on the treadmill and starting to feel tired I cheer myself on to get to time goal I set for myself. I always say "Anyone can do anything for 5 minutes." or 2 minutes or whatever. Breaking it down into the short time remaining helps me.

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