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How do you know, if you don't try!

How do you know you can't walk/jog/run/bike that extra few minutes or even just workout at a higher resistance unless you try. You might just amaze yourself,and give your confidence a boost.

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Walking

By walking just a little bit every day, I start to feel better and it makes it easier for me to get back into my workout routine! After being inactive for several months, I started walking and after a week I am up to 2 miles at a quick pace and seeing the difference..

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Eco-Walk

Take a small trash bag with you on your walks. It helps the environment along with your abs and burns a few more calories.

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Trick yourself into exercising

When I don't feel like exercising, I tell myself I'll just do 10 minutes of whatever. Then, after 10 minutes, I say 5 or 10 more. Then, before I know it 30 or 60 minutes have passed, and I am so glad I did it. I always feel so much better after exercise than before, plus I am proud of myself.

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10 Minutes a Day

As in The Spark, starting your day out with 10 minutes of exercise will put you on the right track for the day, wake you up and energize you!

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Video yourself Exercising

This may sound narcissistic, but I find video taping myself exercising is a great way to see how I am improving, and what I can do to improve. Since adding in strength training to my workout routine, I want to make sure I am doing them accurately, and not any harm. Video taping allows me to review.

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Pedometer

Get a pedometer and get walking! Try to get that minimum 10,000 steps per day, and you will find yourself wondering what extra walking around you can do to make it to your daily goal.

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Dance!!!

Want to try something different? Put your timer on for 30 minutes, and put some great Salsa music on. It is amazing how quickly you get yourself sweating, and it is so much fun!!

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duration of execise

I started spark 7 weeks ago and have lost 15 lbs and 10" overall. I started with just 10 mins of cadio and have worked up to 30 mins. I plan on staying there untill I hit a plateau , then I'll increse 3 of the 6 days. to 40 mins, by increasing in small amounts I hope to continue losing steady

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The Buddy System

What worked best for me is having a walking buddy! We hold each other accountable and when one doesn't want to go the other encourages it! The time goes by so quickly when you are walking with someone.

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