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My Secrets of Success as a Maintainer

My biggest success is being here on SparkPeople
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Getting in extra steps

I am old and over-weight and slightly crippled; it is hard for me to walk much at a time. However, giving thanks to God for every step I take, I get in extra steps by walking around the house while I am waiting for the microwave or other things in the kitchen. Initially my goal was to walk 500 step...

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TV Time Out

I try to exercise during commercials (which I hate). I keep my dumbbells and resistance band right by my chair and pick them up and use them.

I do one to three sets during each commercial break combined with walking through my house (1 circuit = 80 steps). If I do that 10 times in an hour, t...

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A Brand New Exercise - Highly Effective !!!

Focus on your cheek muscles - just above the jaw. Now contract them so that they pull back and upward toward the ears. Contract hard enough so that your lips part slightly and your teeth show. Outstanding. Keep that up.



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Exercise: The triple-whammy

A thirty minute workout is more than a thirty minute workout!

1. You're not consuming any calories during your workout.

2. You're are burning calories during your workout.

3. You will continue to burn more calories in the hour after your workout.

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Lose the All or Nothing Mentality

You don't have to do a zillion sets or exercise for hours. Just do SOMETHING. Having an "all or nothing" mentality will keep you trapped in an on again off again relationship with exercise!

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Pounds and Pressure

For every pound you lose, you take 4 lbs of pressure off from your knees!

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5 minutes

Some mornings I dread a workout. I tell myself I should get dressed and go anyway if I do five minutes it is 5 minutes more than I wanted to. Usually after 5 minutes I am committed to finishing the workout. Sometimes you have to take life 5 minutes at a time.

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