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starting small is better than not at all

I started by walking to the end of my block and back.. Later it was around the block. Soon it was a couple blocks, and now I am doing 5 miles a day twice a week and swimming 5 days a week. It only takes the first step to be a succcess

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Sore days are goodd ays

The day after a workout and I am sore, I love it. Makes me feel like I really gave myself a good workout! Good pain!

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Zumba!

Try Zumba...It's Amazing!

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The family

Get the family involved in fitness everyday. Including the dog. Make it a family adventure and all will feel good and it will make a difference.

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Be mindful while exercising

It's easy for me to overdo my cardio workouts unless I'm mindful of how my body feels. I lowered my intensity and have fewer stress symptoms, I'm eating less and losing weight. These days I exercise just to the point of having to open my mouth to breathe and so far all the results are positive!

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Just 10 Minutes

On days you don't think you have the energy to exercise, give yourself the 10 minute challenge, it you just do that more than likely once you start you will continue and before you know it, you have completed an awesome workout.

Give it your best shot every day, see what happens!

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Cardio & Strength Confusion

Since I primarily use workout DVD's as my source for working out, I change my workouts up regularly so my body doesn't build tolerance to just one or two workouts and plateau. Variety keeps me still interested and I don't get bored easily.

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Involve the kids

If I am going to miss a workout, I schedule a 'fit' activity with the kids instead, like taking a walk on the conservation trail,playing some soccer in the backyard or playing dance revolution. Low impact activities are better than nothing when I miss my circuit training and I get to involve the kid...

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Older Tapes

I've been dusting off and using some of my older exercise tapes. While the outfits and hairstyles are dated (80's) the workouts are just as pertinent today as they were back then. Mixing it up not only helps to keep your body performing, it also relieves boredom.

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Stressed out

When I get stressed out for whatever reason I get up put my shoes on and go for a walk. I use the stress point system. The more stressed I am the more I walk. It works for me.

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