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Just Dance

I got the Wii game Just dance for my family for Easter. We have had so much fun dancing and challenging each other to see who can get the highest points.
It is a great cardio workout and we send time together!

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CLEAN AND GET FIT AT THE SAME TIME

When I have just too much to do around the house that there's practically no time for exercise at all, I create an upbeat playlist then dance my way off through cleaning. Each song works as a timer as well like, move my hips and finish cleaning the counters by the end of the song!..It works!

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Exercise and the TV

I have a stability ball and an exercise bike in the living room in front of the TV. If I am watching TV, I need to be sitting on one or the other. The time goes by quickly while I am watching my favorite shows and I am strengthening various parts of the body in the meantime.

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Have a plan B

If something gets in the way of your scheduled workout, have a plan B ready to go.

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"Suck It Up Soldier"

Any weapon at my disposal in this battle of the buldge, I will use! When I am seated at my computer (painfully slow) I pass the time with stretches and squeezes. Little bit helps a lot.

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Workout in the morning

I've got two little ones at home, so I find that in order to get my workouts in, I need to get up before they do and just DO IT. It's not always easy to roll out of bed to workout but then I have NO excuses. It's done & out of the way for the day. Truly essential to my success!

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Keep to a Schedule

I find it's easiest to stick to my exercise plan if I make a schedule. I run Mon/Wed/Fri and circuit train Tues/Thurs. I know what to expect that way, and can't just tell myself "I'll do it tomorrow!"

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WALK WHEN YOU CAN

I AM GOING TO START WALKING TODAY

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Eating at the right time

Wait 3 hours after eating before exercising. (longer if you had a big meal) I read that if you exercise after eating your body will be focused on burning carbs rather than fat.

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Walking

I park as far away from the stores and walk to get my walk in.

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