Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
Often when I find myself talking myself out of a workout, I decide, "OK, I'm not going to work out, but I'm going to wear my gym clothes around the house." The simple task of getting dressed for it usually leads to me working out in some form or other, even if I don't end up in the gym
If you stand while sparking, you can do partial squats, sidebends, and any number of other things while sparking. It doesn't have to be a sitting down activity.
I was sooo pooped when I got home from work today and I struggled with the idea of working out. So finished cleaning, took a shower, felt bad, and then worked out for 50 minutes!
I bought a Kool-tie a couple of weeks ago at REI - cost $10 - it's a necktie filled with crystals which stay cool for several days before you have to re-soak it - it has really helped me not to get too hot and sweaty when exercising, so I push myself a bit more. I was skeptical but it works for me!
I would never have thought I could hit a heart rate of 170-180 without falling over dead. I have signed up for 10 personal traning sessions. Having been a non-exerciser most of my life I was afraid of pushing myself because I didn't know what was an ok hurt and what wasn't.
I've got an exercise ball at my desk instead of a chair! It's great- -all day core workout, all day energy, all day fun!
I get to work 30 minutes early (also helps to avoid traffic).
I park the car, get my computer going.. and walk 15-20 minutes BEFORE work. I am lucky we have a koi pond to walk around - but I also walk the parking lots to get more steps in.
Having a buddy to keep you accountable on the days you "don't feel like it" and encouraging you along through the routine! I love my workout buddy!
I like to try to add more steps by walking on the opposite side of the store I need to get something (or mall) then take the LONG way around. (this works best when its one of the "Super" Stores or "Club" type store