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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.
On days I really don't want to exercise, I tell myself, "I can do ANYTHING for 10 minutes." I try to do at least 10 minuts of cardio and at least 10 minutes of strength 5 days a week. This is a do-able amount of time for me.
I used to do this a lot when I lived alone, and I have found a few others who also do it. If you're feeling stressed or depressed, collect some favorite songs or CDs, close the door, and have your own private dance party. You can blast the music through a stereo, or put on your headphones, and just move around. Even 15 minutes of this will raise your heart rate and your spirits. It's free, and it's all about what you enjoy and connect to. And remember: nobody's watching!!
I like to take short 3 - 5 minute exercise breaks at work. I sit at a desk most of my work day. Once an hour I try to get up and do leg lifts, arm lifts, squats, or some exercise easy to do in an office. It boosts my energy and 3 minutes 5 times a day equals 15 minutes of exercise.
Great exercise can be free. And that fact in itself adds motivation for me to exercise. When I exercise to a great free online video, or get a long walk in a local park, I get that same kick that I get when I find a good book for peanuts in a thrift shop, or wonderful pants in a second hand store. Getting down on the floor for push-ups, sit-ups, planks, etc. is FREE and it brings great value. I am getting something for nothing!