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If I find that I'm crunched for time, and I need to get to work in a hurry, I'll fit in 10 minutes of stretching or 10 minutes of weight lifting or 10 minutes of dancing to my favorite Smooth Jazz station. When you're done, you can feel your heart pumping!
I like to walk both outdoors and on my treadmill. I've been reading about how interval training is a great way to boost metabolism and burn more calories. Basically, you alternate between brisk walking and fast walking/sprinting.
I got a Biggest Loser workout CD. Twice a week when I get home I put it in the stereo and start cleaning my house which includes a lot of putting stuff away. Instead of piling stuff on the stairs I bound up and down them. The music is pumping and I keep my feet marching ...in about 45 minutes I have
When I don't feel like working out I tell myself that I only have to do 15 min and then I can stop. Usually by the time I get to the 15 min I am through the hardest part and I end up having a great workout but if after 15 min I don't want to work out anymore, I don't. Don't lie to yourself.
"Dublin Tag/Races" is the name I gave to an almost daily game my cat & I play. As do most cats, he goes on a tear around our home every day. I've started running with him, sometimes playing a version of hide-&-seek, where he seeks, & sometimes I just run around with him chasing me.
Setting mini goals along the way, especially when biking or walking, etc., has been helpful to me. It keeps me moving towards my main goal during a session in small, manageable doses. Pick a point ahead to shoot for & then choose another a little ways beyond. Makes it easier.
It is easier to get out that door for a morning walk when I lay all my exercise clothing and shoes out the night before, get to bed early and set that alarm. I am out the door in about 5-6 minutes. I start with stretching and easy walking then kick into high gear. I have no excuses... LOL