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Switch it Up!

Change up your workouts frequently to keep things fresh & fun. Try something new!

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My Exercise List

Jumping Jacks .. Jump Rope .. Running In Place ... Exercise ball ... Walking ... Hiking ... Riding My Bike ... Dancing ... Kick-Boxing ... Yoga ... Swimming ... Strength-Training ... Step-Ups ... Stair-Climbing ... Wii-Fit ..

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Protein Shakes

Pick up a jug of protein (100% Whey) and chug a shake first thing in the morning and when your done at the gym.

Mixing vanilla with chocolate milk is my fav, water is just nasty with any flavor though.

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Join a sport

The easiest way to kickstart yourself is to join a sport team, practices and games will get you back into shape and motivate you on your off days!

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Weights before cardio

After a quick warm up go to the weights (2-3x per week), make sure to start with the bigger muscles. This gets your body in great fat burning shape so hit the spin bike next! Don't forget the carbs after!

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Working-Out First Thing in the Morning

In the past few years I've found out the working-out first thing in the morning works best for me. I don't have to come up with excuses later in the day for not keeping myself fit and healthy.

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A Dime at a Time - Step Counting

I wear a pedometer every day and for each 1000 steps, I give myself a dime out of our coin jar and put it in a special piggy bank. It's only one dime at a time but I've got almost $30 saved toward my walking reward - a pedicure! On good days I earn over a dollar! $$$ - it adds up!

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Set a Reminder in Your Calendar to Workout

I set a reminder in my calendar to workout. It pops up a reminder to go. I have to consciously dismiss it and usually don't do that until I have returned from the gym.

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Do What you Can

Maybe you say you can't do exercise. I couldn't for a long time but after losing weight I enrolled in a gym and although I don't keep up with the young ones this 81 year old does what she can and it does make a difference in inches, bmi, strength, etc.
So I plan to keep going.

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Wall Push Ups in the Bathroom COUNT!

This might sound weird, but it works! If you work in an office setting that has individual bathrooms, sneak in a few extra exercise minutes throughout the day. Every time I visit the powder room, I sneak in 30 wall pushups. Since I've increased my water intake, this often means 90-120 pushups/day!

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