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If you're like me, exercising without a point is boring. Set goals like setting a personal record for your 5k, holding your yoga pose for longer than you've ever before, or increasing your weights every 3 weeks. Better yet? Sign up for a race or competition for extra motivation!
Have fun and burn amazing amounts of calories by learning a new sport - Hockey! I usually burn between 700-1100 calories during a 60-75 minute session. I don't even realize it because I'm having so much fun! Check your local ice rink for an adult learn-to-play session.
One great way to get more active each day is being purposefully inefficient. Carry your groceries in one bag at a time. Seek out the rest room farthest away from where you are, go to the mail box yourself instead of asking your kids....You'll be surprised how your activity level will increase!
I developed a strong "exercise buddy" friendship with a person I met in a strength training class. Beyond our class, we do 3 1 hour sessions of hilly aggressive walking each week. Then we got the idea to use one day/wk for pot luck: kayak, bike ride, hike, mall walk, snow shoe etc.
There are times you just don't feel like working out, but crank up some up beat music and feel the energy! It's the same when your heading to workout or during your workout. Put on something that really gets your blood pumping and give it your all, I do.
Everyone can make a good excuse...the only thing i make is time to workout. On days that i work, i get up and hour early to make sure that i have at least 60 mins in for the day in case i cannot workout in the afternoon..if i can GREAT! 2 workouts in one day is even better!