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Put yourself first

I find if I get up early and put myself first on the list by exercising first thing , as if I let it go , it is not going to happen, my day usually runs away from me, and later never comes.

- Submitted by TANZAR2002 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 34 Comments

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Having a Daily Plan Helps!

Taking a moment at night to decide what my exercise for the following day will be helps me to stay on track. I am more likely to follow through when I have a definite plan in mind.

- Submitted by HATCHETTJOB 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Exercise that you like

Find an exercise that you really like. You are more apt to stick with it when it isn't a chore!

- Submitted by JUNEBUG1944 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Sneaky exercise tricks

I always park FAR out in the parking lot, and count the steps to and from my floor, on my pedometer. Another trick....take the stairs , not the elevator! On my break, I like to walk the halls at night, (hospital). Can log quite a bit during that time.

- Submitted by SUNNYARIZONA 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Smart phone scheduling

Placing my group exercising classes on my colander for reminders.

- Submitted by COCOAMARIA 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Morning workout

I start each morning with a workout, even if it just 10 or 15 minutes. I have grown to love starting my day that way. Also, if something happens and I'm unable to workout later in the day, at least I got in one workout.

- Submitted by BABIE_JANE 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Planning for small change!!

Everyday I make sure I get at least 200 jumping jacks in, either leaving the bathroom at work, 25-30 each break or taking the dogs out while at home. And making time for the Quick Fire of the DAY spikes my metabolism
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- Submitted by LEEPFROG95 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 5 Comments

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Routine

Having a routine helps me stay focused. This is the main reason why I love spark- it helps me set a routine- get home -fix dinner- open spark- spin the wheel- input food - input activity- look at my team's blog. It is work in progress emoticon

- Submitted by MMAE1234 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Be Prepared

I have my workout stuff, everything needed: socks, shoes, sport bra, water etc., right by my bed so when the alarm goes off at 5am I just roll over and put them on. My treadmill is in my bedroom as well, so then I just take a few steps to hop on it and get moving.
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- Submitted by WANNABELESS1 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Hmmm....

This is a trick that a personal trainer taught me 15 years ago and I just remembered it. If you stand with your feet about a foot apart bend forward like an L and hold your tummy in. It strengthens your abs.

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- Submitted by MELROSE52 4/1/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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