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If you have older kids explain to them about one of the goals in your new healthy lifestyle is to get exercising. Give them a job of getting your moving. Tell them you will give any idea they come up with a try as long as they are doing it with you.
There is a book called "The Heart Rate Monitor Book For Cyclists" by Sally Reed and Sally Edwards. i swear by it. I would go nuts trying to stay on the bike for more than 20 minutes. This way the time flies
Boot Camp a class at my local YMCA. First thing in the morning 0500 to 0600! No excuses! I pay extra which makes me want to go, hate paying and then missing! I have an hour of exercise done by 0600 Monday through Friday! That just feels so good!
I live four blocks from work, but walk there and back via a 31 block route. It works great. Time to think about what I am doing and how things have gone. I have done it long enough that it feels like the way to get there an back.
Whenever something needs to be done or taken somewhere, I volunteer usually calling out the phrase -" I'll do it, I need the steps". The more I move - the more likely I am to continue loosing and keep off what I've lost.