Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
No wearing of shoes in the house.......that was worn outdoors........This eliminates unseen Germs.
I always heard that exercising first thing in the morning was the best b/c you're more likely to stick to your routine and you get it out of the way. This never worked for me, maybe b/c I'm not a morning person. I work out usu between 9:30 pm and 11pm, while the kids sleep, and it works for me!
If you don't know how far you have gone when walking or running, Google Maps allows you to chart your path and while doing it, it tells you how far you have gone. Then you can figure out how many miles per hour you have walked/run - helps when it comes to tracking your exercise.
Boredom is a choice. I can choose to be bored with a workout dvd or i can ignore that thought and choose to enjoy and push harder every time i do the workout.
When you have chronic health problems, allow yourself to rest when you need it, push yourself when you can, and know that it is okay! No guilt! Most of all, listen to your own body and spirit., and stay focused on the stepping stones that will ultimately lead to your goals
You don't feel like walking "all that far" today? Make the route shorter but throw in a couple of extra hills to make it more interesting.
What motivates me on a daily basis when I wake up in the morning I already have my gym clothes on. So that I can't make any excuses.
We have long hallways at work, so when I have to go down one of them to go get something, I usually ended up running down them. Not only do I get what I need faster, but I burn just a little bit more calories running instead of walking!
I find walking the same route all the time boring, so I've combined walking with something else I enjoy. I'm helping to make open source maps (see www.openstreetmap.org) so now I take my phone (with GPS) out for walks along roads that aren't mapped yet and capture their tracks.
I've been trying to find creative ways of fitting more exercise into my schedule. When I'm standing around, e.g. waiting for documents at the office printer, I use the time for a 7-second stretch. Neck stretch, shoulder rolls, etc. Nothing that my co-workers would stare at. Every bit helps!