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Purchase holiday items for next year during "day after holiday" markdown sales. If you have a place to store items and they are non-perishable it can amount to great savings! Also, during holidays markets often have bargains on sale to lure you into the market to do your holiday shopping. Stock up!
Tired of the gym? Think about things like walking around the zoo, flying a kite with your kids, going to the pool or beach instead. Then you can get family time and take a break from the "routine" of working out while still being active.
Having a streak going with my walking is all that it takes to go out and walk on those days I don't feel like it. I began walking 15 days ago and haven't missed a day yet. Chris Downie's exercise streak is over 700 days. I hope to do that, one day at a time.
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.