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Use the stopwatch feature of the Clock to find out how long you walk/run rather than guessing. If you know the distance, then use the BB stopwatch + distance to add in mileage tracker. Found out I totally underestimated my time/speed/calories burned until I did this!
Start small, if you haven't exercised for a while, start by taking small steps. walk further from the car to the store. When you need to mail a letter, walk to the nearest drop box instead of puttin git in your mailbox. We can all get a few minutes extra just by thinking ahead and planning
I am learning to make exercise a normal part of my day, the same as taking a bath, brushing my teeth, and eating dinner. It shouldn't be something that you pencil into your day, just so you can have the option to erase it later.
The hint here is to workout without even realize it! Plan different things to do, like a day skiing, or snowshoeing, going on a hike, or a historical tour of your city. Make something different and fun, and you will exercise without that feeling "I have to workout"...
Do you constantly miss workouts? Never miss a workout again! Schedule exercise like an appointment. Do it first thing in the morning before your day gets crazy. Learn to get up early. Sleep in your workout clothes and pack your day clothes the night before. A bit of planning goes a long way.
Recovery/Rest days are important to prevent burn out and allow your muscles to rebuild. However, rest day does not mean sit on the couch and do nothing! Take the dog for a walk, throw the ball with your kid, take a hike, anything to move everyday.