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Whenever I execise I try to take it one small step further each time. Along with my pedometer I bought 2lb ankle weights and wear them both all day. I forget that I am wearing them. I wear the weights around the house, doing yardwork, grocery shopping you name it. Go the extra
I used to think that exercising 5 days straight was the best thing I could do. However, by day 4-5 I was wiped out, and felt like my workout was really suffering. Now I work out, Mon. Tues. take a break on Wed. Work out on Thurs-Sat, break on Sunday. It gives my body time to recoup :)
Weights: A few brief intense sets only once a week is all that is needed for optimal results.
I liked playing field hockey and lacrosse in high school, and since I still have my equipment, it's easy to add 5-15 minutes of playing the sport to the end of my work out time for something fun and a little added calorie burning!
Every morning, whether I will be going to the gym or not, I spend 5 to 10 minutes doing a few exercises before I jump in the shower. Not things I track, but some days a couple of hundred arm circles, or maybe some lunges or marching in place... Just enough to rev up my body for the day.
When I go shopping I park way out in the parking lot instead of driving around and around trying to find the closest spot. That way I get in extra walking. Also, when at all possible, I carry my bags to the car instead of using a buggy.