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Tracking Exercise

I am sometimes a reluctant exerciser. But, if I am participating in a challenge and post it there or on my tracker in the afternoon, then I make sure it happens that day. I am committed to honesty, even if I'm not committed to the exercise.

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Exercise and Grandkids and Spark Store

My teen GD likes the Spark store exercise equipment and helping me with it. She reads the directions to me and figures out what i should do. she loves being my coach showing me how to use the Exercise ball, balance board, videos, etc. She is adept at coming to my level and helping me go forward...

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Exercise

Really having rouble getting back in the habit of daily exercise so I am doing little splurts and hopefully I get back to doing it all at one time.

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Play With Dog

I find I often don't get exercise to fit in my time schedule now that I work 12 hour days. I spend a few minutes playing with my 2 dogs when I feed them. It only takes an additional 10 minutes or so and both of us get exercise.

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like it!!

Keep trying different activities until you find ones that you like, that you want to do. Then exercise becomes fun and something you look forward to, not something you avoid or dread!

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Be consistent - even if it means being inconsistent!!

What does that mean? Well, we all hopefully have some sort of exercise plan. Ideally, you stick with it. Sometimes though, circumstance prevents us from doing the activiities we have planned. But try to be consistent anyway. If your day calls for a 5 mile run and you're not up to it...

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Dance the fat away!

I turn the radio to some oldies(I'm 23 but I Love oldies!) or whatever I'm in the mood for and I dance around the house with my dogs... they love it and it does my body good! I don't even feel like I'm working hard but my heart rate monitor says so and I could do it for hours! its also therapeutic...

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Getting it out of the way

I put my work out on my daily to do list. Whether it is going to the gym or another exercise that day. Then I like to get it done as soon as possible so it is crossed off the list and it is one less thing I have to fit in.

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Routines are vital

After maybe a month of doing the same or similar things, they start to become habits. And that's when the magic really starts: because you forget that it's a chore, and it just turns into something you do every day because, well, because you just do it. Like morning workouts.

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Start my day with Exercise

I find that if I develop a habit or routine I am better at keeping at exercise. I start each morning with Wii fit and I find that then even if the day gets away from me I have at least had my morning exercise.

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