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Calling all TV Addicts!

I'm one, too. I've made myself a schedule of 1 hour of TV every weekday that I'm only allowed to watch while working out. The key is, that if you stop exercising, you HAVE to turn off the TV. I love my shows so much that I keep going right up unti lthe "Next time on..." is over!

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Water......

Freeze plastic bottles filled not quite full with water.

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Focus on the feeling after exercise not the number on the scale

One of the things that has helped me continue exercising everyday is the feeling i get EVERY TIME after i exercise. Its that rush of energy and that sense of accomplishment.

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when i'm too tired!

i get myself prepped to work out and say i am only going to do this for 10 minutes. Once i'm into the 10 minutes, I'm pretty much up for 30 or longer! i just need that extra push to get started

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When I don't Feel Like Exercising...

When I don't Feel Like Exercising... I just tell myself that I'm only going to do this for 15 min. That usually does the trick to get me started. Then, of course, I usually end up exercising longer!

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Schedule Exercise

During the week I put my exercise on my calendar and treat it as a meeting, I print my calendar out for the week, I give one copy to my husband so he knows my plans & the other I hang up in my office; this way I am less likely to miss a workout!

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Foot Pain?

I keep a golf ball in my desk at work. When I have tight feet from running all those miles, I place my bare feet (at the arches) on the ball and roll it around for about a minute on each foot. I do this while sitting on conference calls, so no one can see my bare toes under my desk.

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Finding Time for Exercise

Most of us watch television. If you walk during a one-hour program and run/jog during commercials you will have walked approximately 40 minutes and jogged for 20. Not bad while you're watching your favorite show.

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Modification

If you are sore or have an injury you do not need to drop the routine entirely. Just modify the workout to give your body time to heal while still maintaining a healthy routine.

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Busy Soccer Mom

I'm an on the go soccer mom constantly at practices. Rather than sitting there & chatting with all the other parents watching the kids sweat it out - I have my water & HRM, & I jog or walk while they're practicing. It allows me time to squeeze in some extra exercise.

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