Secrets of Success
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Part of the uniqueness of Sparkpeople is the fact that everyone is there to support one another. If you weigh more than 100 pounds than you should no one cares. They are there to support you and care about you even when you have a bad week or whatever. This is such a great group of people.
It was one of those days when I wasn't really feeling like working out, but I was feeling guilty for not. I was laying on the couch watching a movie when it hit me, my laptop was right there, so I brought a workout up on the computer (youtube), muted and did my workout while watching the movie.
My Mom (67) and I (48) walk every morning with my Australian Shepherd Rudy @ 4:30am for one hour. Everyone thinks we are crazy and maybe we are BUT this is the only time I am able to get exercise in before getting the kids to school and working full time. Plus since we started doing this 4yrs ago both my physical and mental status has improved so much. The best part is being able to relieve all my stressful events to my mom knowing it is going no where...
Whenever I don't feel like exercising, I tell myself, "I'll get dressed first then see how I feel." Once I'm dressed, it's as easy as walking out the front door. This keeps me honest in how I really feel about exercising.
Even when you feel like sinking into the couch at the end of the day, just make yourself go for a short walk. When you get out there, it feels so darn good that you may go further than you planned and you'll be so happy you did it!
I go to the gym every morning at 5AM Monday thru Friday. There are no obstacles in the way at that time of the day and I get it behind me. I go to work full of energy. And if time permits I can still do another workout in the evening-even if it's just a nice walk!
Hunger isn't necessarily for food!