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I view exercise as part of my daily living like brushing my teeth, going to work, getting the kids off to school,making appointments and grocery shopping. All of these of things part of our daily lifestyle without excuses.
Somedays I don't feel like exercising, and I know that if I give into that on one day, it will be easier to give in and not exercise the next day; so, I remember why I set my weight loss goals in the first place, call up the will power and go do my workout, and keep on keeping on...
When I don't feel like working out, I tell myself to workout for 5 minutes. I can do anything for 5 minutes, and I can certainly carve 5 minutes out of my day! If, after those 5 minutes, I don't want to continue, I stop. But, usually, once I get moving, I stay moving!
Use those weekends or your days off to get some long workouts in. During the week, schedules get hectic and you may lose valuable time to get some good exercise in. People tend to eat more on the weekends, as well. You won't have to feel guilty.
I make a "work out playlist" on my iPod so it can just play straight through a list of favorite songs and I don't have to stop mid workout to change songs. I make a different playlist every 2-3 weeks to not get bored of them.
Kick boxing burns more calories than walking dvds. about 5X more! For the same amount of time working out. So if you can handle 30mins of exercise... it'd be worth it to do the kick boxing like taebo or sparks kickboxing. Doing this just 1x a day for a week equals enough calories burned to =1lb of fat lost!