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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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Put on Workout Clothes as soon as I get home

If I know I need to work out after work, instead of getting right into my pajamas, I put on my workout clothes as soon as I get home. I make dinner, clean the house, whatever needs doing in my workout clothes. Then I'm less likley to just plop down on the couch after chores are done.

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AM Workouts

I've started working out in the morning before work. I know everyone can't do that, but it really works for me. Then if I don't get any more exercise the rest of the day there is no guilt.

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today

today is gym day!!!

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Invest in a great sports bra!

Invest in a great sports bra! It's great for the gym and for other activities as well - like yard work and heavy cleaning!

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Water Jogging

My secret weapon is water jogging. It burns a ridiculous amount of calories, and it's fun.

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Enjoy What You Do

Enjoy your workout, whether it's gardening, running, walking on the beach or Yoga or Pilates. The key to a successful workout plan is to enjoy what you're doing.

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Functional Exercise

Exercise is part of everyday life. In past generations, they had a lot of functional exercise built into their lives, and that is what I work on everyday. I live, and take a few more steps, or lift something, and get up during commercials and do housework.

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When tired break up your exercise.

When you are having a tough or busy week, or just plain tired... Break up your exercise throughout the day. A lot of times I will do 1 or 2 mile walks throughout the day. I am up to 11 minute miles so I can get quite the workout in now....

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