Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
In The Sparks Book appendices there is a section showing exercises you can do without equipment. In the morning I do one set of those every day to get me going. Only takes 5 minutes and you don't have to have "rest" days because you are not doing multiple sets or pushing yourself.
No matter how slow you are in getting your exercise done, just go slowly and start...you will get there eventually!
Having a "mantra" as I exercise helps me stay focused and determined. For example, I just tell myself whenever my inner whiner starts shouting "please stop" I yell back (in my head of course) "QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION" and it provides for better results because I stick to it!!!!
I'm one, too. I've made myself a schedule of 1 hour of TV every weekday that I'm only allowed to watch while working out. The key is, that if you stop exercising, you HAVE to turn off the TV. I love my shows so much that I keep going right up unti lthe "Next time on..." is over!
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One of the things that has helped me continue exercising everyday is the feeling i get EVERY TIME after i exercise. Its that rush of energy and that sense of accomplishment.
i get myself prepped to work out and say i am only going to do this for 10 minutes. Once i'm into the 10 minutes, I'm pretty much up for 30 or longer! i just need that extra push to get started
When I don't Feel Like Exercising... I just tell myself that I'm only going to do this for 15 min. That usually does the trick to get me started. Then, of course, I usually end up exercising longer!
During the week I put my exercise on my calendar and treat it as a meeting, I print my calendar out for the week, I give one copy to my husband so he knows my plans & the other I hang up in my office; this way I am less likely to miss a workout!
I keep a golf ball in my desk at work. When I have tight feet from running all those miles, I place my bare feet (at the arches) on the ball and roll it around for about a minute on each foot. I do this while sitting on conference calls, so no one can see my bare toes under my desk.