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Keep on trying!

If you don't meet your goal one day, keep going back to it the next day and the next. See if you can learn something from the way it's going, and use that. For example, I learned I can't get 10,000 steps a day in just walking around the house; I have to go for a walk. To do that, I'll have to fin...

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Walk.. walk .. walk!!!

I have considered myself pretty sedentary the past several years. I recently realized that life is passing me by and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it. I weighed almost 300 pounds (296) and it took all I had in me to get up and move around. I was also closing in on the BIG 5-0

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Moving every day keeps you motivated!

I have started and stopped attempts at fitness so many times, but something this time seems different, and I think the key is that I am making it an every day affair. I used to say, "Okay, I'll get to the gym maybe 3-5 times per week and I can chill on the weekends", or "If I take these two classes ...

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Perfect for my bad back (Dancing)

I can't sit of stand for long because of a very bad back. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago with sciatica, degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis and and spinal stenosis. Ouch plus!

Therefore, in addition to my Dr. ordered PT strength for back exercises/ I find I can dance on the ca...

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All ya gotta do is BOUNCE!

Exercising as a big person is very challenging. I do not think everyone knows this. About 75 pounds ago it was very hard for me to exercize....and I am not talking motivational wise. I'm talking actually moving.

SO.....I went out and got myself a core stability ball. Pretty much I just s...

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The Real Way to Get in Shape

There are many secrets to being successful in this program. I read this article today, and it really struck me as the perfect example of what works, and what doesn't. You can read the entire article here:

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Here's the secret in the article that Adam Bornstein, the author, w...

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Hidden Exercise

While listening to Spark Radio I sit in my chair and act like I'm walking. It is good chair exercise. Each SP Radio slot is approximately 5 - 10 min or more and it's a great way to get cardio in. Believe me after that 5 - 10 min you will feel the burn in your legs even while sitting down. Anothe...

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Just 10 minutes every evening makes a difference

I do a series of crunches, planks (front and side) tricep dips, step-ups and donkey kicks every evening. It only takes 10 minutes and the changes I have seen in my overall strength has really been noticeable. Don't discount the impact of just a few minutes of exercise... doing it consistently is w...

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Adding steps to everyday activities.

When I'm getting ready to prepare a recipe, instead of grabbing all the ingredients in my arms like I used to, I now make an extra trip for each item. This doesn't really take that much longer, but it adds a little more walking each time.

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