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Getting it done

I find that if I exercise first thing in the morning, I get it off my mind and I have the rest of the day to do other things. Finishing off with some Yoga helps to get my heart rate down and time to focus on the rest of my day.

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Exercise

Exercise sure feels better an hour or so after you do it..lol

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fitness fun

try the hula hoop it's great for the abs can be done with kids and is fun and competitive

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Walking

It's the easiest thing to do - and it adds up! Our feet are always attached. I've found ways to add walking to my program - park further from the store, get off the subway a stop early, go for a 15-20 min walk on your lunch break - it adds up! It really does...

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Adopt Nike's slogan...JUST DO IT!

What gets me going is to not "think" about how hard the workout is going to be or how long it's going to take...I just get up in the morning, put my workout clothes on even before I brush my teeth. My mind is set. I press play on my DVD player and keep on moving until it's time to Cool Down!

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Keep it moving

The more you move, the more your body will change shape. Varying the movements will keep your body guessing!

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Parade around the house with the kids

On those days when I am just not motivated, it helps to get active and crazy with the kids. We like to parade around our house singing songs, dancing, or doing something silly (one time we had an underwear parade with underwear on our heads :-). 15 minutes of this and I am perked up to excercise!

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Mow, Mow,Mow the lawn!

I have many neighbors with yards smaller than mine who mow with a riding mower and then go walk on a treadmill at a gym.

I use a walk-behind power mower (not self propelled) and mow my yard in sections...30 minutes to an hour at a time. Get in good cardio and accomplish something at the sa...

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Join a Walk-a-Thon

In the Spring and Fall there are numerous 5k and longer walks (5k is 3.2miles). These are usually fun, low stress, and are fund raisers for good causes. It's a great way to get out and move and do something good for a worthy cause.

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Lift weights!

Women tend to avoid weights or lift only 5 to 10 pounts because they fear they will "bulk up" We do not have the testosterone required to bulk up like a prize fighter! Building strong muscles helps boost our metabolism and makes us look leaner.

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