Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
Ride your bike instead of driving whenever possible--commuting to work or school, running errands, etc. It often doesn't take much more time than driving, and it's a good way to squeeze in more exercise. Bonus: saves money, good for the earth!
I JOINED THE Y AND GOT IN TO AN EXERCISE CLASS. IT MAKES ME WORKOUT HARDER WHEN I AM WITH THE CLASS THEN WHEN I DO A WORKING OUT BY MYSELF. IT IS FREE WITH MY MEMBERSHIP PLUS IT IS A GREAT WAY TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
I have a post note above my desk at work that says "Do 10 pushups." I do them every day. Eventually, I'll add more.
Today I planned a walk in betweek the time I have when I leave work and the time I have to be in choir practice. I can get in a good one hour walk in between and still have time to shower, grab a healthy bite to go, and make it on time to choir practice
I love getting up and being at the Gym when it opens at 5:30 in the morning. I workout for an hour and then head home to shower and get ready for work. I also take my SHAPE UPS to work with me and when the weather is nice, I'll walk for at least 15 minutes during my lunch. Works for me.
I listen to music all day (at work and at home) and I've decided that any time a song comes on that's upbeat and fun I get up and have an inpromptu dance party. I can sometimes swing it at work if I'm not too busy and no one's looking :) Otherwise I at least move around a bit at my desk!
Who said to always stay indoors when it's raining? If there's no lightning, I say "Put on a raincoat and go for your walk". It feels wonderful, even if you get a little wet. And remember to splash in the puddles!
Simple everyday stuff to do...we all know them; I just have to remind myself to DO them.
- When folding towels from the basket, I walk the towel to the closet with each towel folded...burn up more steps than doing one at a time. Same thing with loading dishes into the dishwasher, etc.
I use a heart monitor to make sure I'm exercising "enough" and not "too much". It helps keep me motivated to make sure I keep my heart rate up enough during exercising. It's really made a difference!
I use to hate to work out hence the extra pounds. My secret is to put yourself first and never say no. when your friends ask if you want to go for a walk whether you want to or not go. you will like yourself so much better when you are all done and the conversation with the girls is so worth it.