Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
I had my Omron pedometer stolen (sniffle) so I was on the fence about buying a new one or a BodyBugg and then I searched on my Droid Cell Phone Market and found "CARDIO TRACKER". This App uses GPS to track your route whether your walking/running & tracks miles, time, calories burned, & it's FREE!!!
Exerc. a min of 15 mins. per day.
Wake up a few mins. earlier to exerc. before work! You give to yourself and health, before handing your day over to the world. I alternate between a kettle bell workout, or jumping jacks/aerobics. It wakes me up!
Play on the playground with your kids instead of just watching from the bench. You'd be surprised at how difficult those monkey bars are after all these years!
Try to make yourself exercise when you think you do not feel like it. You might be surprised.
On those days when you REALLY don't want to exercise, make a deal with yourself that if after 10 minutes you're still too tired/don't want to continue with your workout, that you can stop with no guilt. When I do that, nine times out ten I do my entire workout.
Driving to and from work everyday I do leg lifts. I feel this is helping tone my stomach muscles.
I had to drag myself to the gym every time. Since I hated it, I did it as quickly as possible and left. No wonder I never made any progress... But when I decided to try the classes at my gym, I found I love low-impact aerobics, Zumba, pilates... Now I'm at the gym 6 or 7 days a week!
Don't think of exercising as something you HAVE to do, but something you WANT to do. I don't HAVE to do 15 minutes on the elliptical tonight and 15 minutes on the treadmill. I WANT to do them!!
Airport walking is a great way to squeeze in exercise when flying. Whenever I find myself with a 2 hour layover I make sure to spend at least an hour of that time walking laps around the airport. You can window-shop and people-watch just like when you're mall walking.
High Intensity Interval Training really works. On the treadmill I like to do a 2 minute all out sprint then two minute moderate paced walk in between. Do this 15 times and you've done 30 minutes of cardio!