Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
Both my sister and I are trying to lose weight and be healthy, and being 1200 miles away, we miss each other terribly. We each bought a $200 exercise bike from Wal-Mart and wake up 30 minutes earlier every morning to get our special "sister" time while working out together on speaker phone/bluetooth
I love books and I'm easily bored by exercise. I recently discovered that my local library allows you to download audiobooks for your iPod for free. So now, I look forward to exercising so that I can get some "reading" in!
I have Fibromyalgia and have found that if I massage my feet prior to walking or biking,(or any activity for that matter) I seem to feel more energetic and can actually exercise longer and with less pain.
I make it a point to walk up and down the set of stairs for 2 or 3 minutes at work every hour or so. At first I felt silly doing it but I figure I'm getting away from my desk for a bit and by the end of the day it's 15 minutes of exercise I normally hadn't done.
Buying a heart rate monitor was one of the best things I did to motivate myself to exercise. There is nothing more rewarding than reading the number of calories burned after each workout! As you get more experienced with it, it can also help you choose the correct intensity for your workout.
I have found that when I exercise first thing in the morning and eat a sensible breakfast, my eating choices are better all day long are much better. I eat slower and get full faster. I also stay fuller longer.
I'm not a morning person but I'm a stay at home mom. Sometimes I tell my 2 and a half year old that we're going walking the next morning. She always reminds me the next day. I may be able to break promises to myself but not to that sweet little face!
In the morning, while I'm eating breakfast, I track the exercises I scheduled for that day into SP. If I've already logged them, I'm obligated to do them! I would hate to waste the time, going back in and deleting exercises I didn't do that day.
If you have little ones and find it hard to work exercise into your daily routine, dancing is the key! Round up your little troopers and play some fast paced, happy music and dance until you're exhausted!
When thinking of exercising how many of us contribute it as being a chore? What's helped me is not to think of the word as being laborious. Rather I think of it being a gift, something to reward myself, especially the benefits I reap of much needed weight loss.