We all have our moments when we do not feel like exercising. When I have those moments I always say, "just do 10 minutes and that's all". By time the 10 minutes are up, I am motivated to continue. When you are done, congratulate yourself for a job well done.
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I started with a commitment to do 10 minutes of exercise a day 109 days ago. Some days it was hard just to get that 10 minutes in. I gradually upped my daily goal to 15 minutes and shoot for 200 cardio minutes per week. But it started with a commitment for 10 minutes a day. THIS goal alone has been the most important change I've made while on spark people
I only count in my 10 minutes - walking in my neighborhood, getting on the elliptical, doing the WII, etc. I don't count, the time I'm walking in the grocery store shopping or gardening, though those activities also burn calories. I make it deliberate -put on my sneakers and do something different.
When first starting after living a sedentary lifestyle, setting up a workout regime seems so overwhelming let alone doing it. Start with dedicating 10 minutes to cardio and go from there. If you made it to the 10 minutes and still feel great, go another 10 minutes and so on. If you gave all that you can and are exhausted, then you can stop knowing you fulfilled your goal of 10 minutes of exercise.
I find this technique really helps me- I get motivated to workout as its "only 10 minutes" but always surpass my goal and exercise much longer.
Its a great way to get started, and once you have built up momentum and know you can do more you can set bigger goals.
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