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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.
Often when I'm feeling bored or particularly emotional, I feel the urge to reach for some comfort food. Try walking it off instead! Take a walk, even if it's just around the block. Bring the dog or a friend. Find solace in exercise!
I am sometimes a reluctant exerciser. But, if I am participating in a challenge and post it there or on my tracker in the afternoon, then I make sure it happens that day. I am committed to honesty, even if I'm not committed to the exercise.
My teen GD likes the Spark store exercise equipment and helping me with it. She reads the directions to me and figures out what i should do. she loves being my coach showing me how to use the Exercise ball, balance board, videos, etc. She is adept at coming to my level and helping me go forward.