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When my child takes her nap, exercise comes 1st. No excuses. No laundry, no dishes, no meal prep. EXERCISE! The to do list must come 2nd, without fail. No one can do my workout for me, and when I get to those other things I have more energy and feel better about doing them.
Each time I get up from my desk to use the restroom, if the room is empty I go to the largest stall and do 30 jumping jacks. Because I'm drinking so much water, I go fairly often, and it gives me lots of opportunities to sneak in exercise and rev up my metabolism.
I like to run outside but it seems like I'm running so much slower than on a treadmill. Nike + iPod keeps track of my pace, time, calories and distance traveled while playing my favorite music. Turns out I wasn't running any slower after all. The best part is, you can use it with any running shoe.