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I have an elliptical machine at home, that is rather stiff compared to ones at the gym. I make myself stick with it for 10 minutes, and I can usually last about 30-45. It is just getting thru the first 10 minutes that is the hardest for me.
I have been working hard on the elliptical at the gym. Some days when I get on and I think oh my I can only stay on here five minutes. I dig deep, push for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and then I hit my stride and stay on for 20 minutes. I just have to push myself.
Every morning when I get ready for work I lay my workout clothes on the bed so when I get home and start to change; my workout clothes are staring me right in the face. This gives me the guilt tug and i'm more opt to workout. I haven't missed a workout since
I work on the 1st floor of my building, but I use the restroom on the 3rd floor. On the way back to my office, I stop to walk a lap around the 2nd floor. According to my pedometer, this route takes me 600 steps--540 more than if I use the restroom closest to me on the 1st floor!
Instead of reaching for additional snacks after dinner (which I love to do!!) I decided that when I feel the urge to nibble on something I probably shouldn't.. I throw in a little extra exercise!! I've been going for walks during the early evenings instead of snacking.
I have problems w/ gym commitment so I found an exercise routine that I love & can commit to. Pole dancing is the ultimate workout. you use all muscle groups at one time while dancing & finding your inner sexy! The room was filled w/ women (only) from all ages groups, shapes & sizes. we had a blast!