Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
When I find myself off track on exercise I will start small. Maybe a 15 minute walk and build from there. Eventually the 15 minute walk turns into two 15 minute walks then to getting up in the morning to hit the gym.
The hardest days for me are days when I'm home alone all day. I get bored and tempted to eat.
I like to leave a dumbell out between where I'm sitting and the fridge.
On good days, I pick up the dumbell instead of the chips.
I find that if I work-out for just a few minutes, the cravings go ...
Even if you can't exercise a lot one day do some. Be consistant.
Don't let it slip
If you start missing it will be easy to miss more and more and you lose a lot of what you had gained in strength.
I finally after two weeks have made it to the top! I climbed 22 flights of stairs and it feels great! I asked the security guard to let me out on the roof and he did. I felt like I was in a Rocky movie.
Spring has sprung in Iowa. This is my favorite time of year. This means I can get out my new pink and white bike. I love to cycle. With RA, i feel less stress and impact on my joints, and I can get in several miles in just one ride. I have also started walking to most of my errands in town.
My secret to fitting in exercise has been to walk after ending my overnight shift at the sleep lab I work at. There are many scenic trails near my place of employment and most mornings I explore a different location on my way home from work. A great way to wind down and enjoy some "me" time.
sneak some exercise in wherever you can. do some bicep curls with your waterbottle before you drink the water, stand on your toes for a few seconds at a time when you are standing, jog in place while you watch tv, etc.
Time flies when you're having fun!
I have found that doing a yoga DVD first thing in the morning gets me energized and feeling great for the day ahead. When I come home from work I actually WANT to take a walk instead of being exhausted.
I asked my husband to fix our push lawnmower... he asked why because we have a riding mower and he does the mowing. I decided that pushing the mower would be great exercise for me this spring and summer. Find your exercise where you can, it all adds up!