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Schedule Your Exercise

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Treat yourself with the same respect & commitment that you give to your family or job. You schedule family stuff - soccer, doctor's appointments. You schedule job commitments. Do the same for yourself - schedule your exercise time - & stick to it. You won't find time, you have to make time.

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  • I agree 100% you WON'T find time, you HAVE to make time. emoticon - by SABLEGRL
  • Right on! - by FANNYMANSON
  • emoticon emoticon emoticon agreed~ - by MYAKAYAH
  • Not only schedule it, but find a work out buddy to share "the appointment" with. Many a winter morning I did not want to go for my walk, but my neighbor showed up faithfully at my door. For her: she knew I was waiting so she had to at least get up and call if she was going to bail. Once up, why not put on shoes and GO
    emoticon - by MAKING-PROGRESS
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • I AGREE! - by KHALIA2
  • I agree 100% you don't find time you make time. Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • emoticon - by DELLMEL
  • Great advice-I have a friend who recently retired and she said one of the most important lessons she has learned is that is has to get her exercise in everyday. - by MAMAMOOSE54
  • QUIPGIRL
    emoticon As my three year old niece would say...big thumbs up! This is an awesome reminder of how to be good to ourselves. I'm no morning person but like Soothingglow, I wake up at 4:45 to get my run/walk in on my treadmill before work. Even on the weekends. I know it's harder to do later in the day with all my family, work and church responsibilities. emoticon - by QUIPGIRL
  • VAINVT
    What a great way to put it - treat yourself with respect. - by VAINVT
  • Makes sense! I seem to never have the time ~ but, if I schedule it in ahead of time, I can't say that!

    Thanks! - by PYNETREE
  • You are right - many of us will 'fit it in' and often rather grudgingly, when domestic commitments and responsibilities start building up. Even washing a floor can seem surprisingly attractive when we're not in the mood to, say, do a gruelling exercise video session! We have a personal trainer 2-3 times a week so those are definite appointment times, and we go 'solo' too - once I get through the door of the gym I'm there and all the effort comes flooding. Thankfully, my DB is a keen gym man so no way will I let him think I'm a shirker... It's the 'between times' exercise at home which needs greater effort! But anything from 2-9 hours serious gardening most days helps me feel less guilty! - by CHEBBA
  • This is absolutely essential! I have learned that I must wake up at 445 every weekday so that I can get my walk in without excuses. I dont care how tired I am, I just do it. I always start the day off feeling energized and accomplished. - by SOOTHINGGLOW
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    emoticon - by CONNIE1-11

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