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Give The First 5 Minutes!


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When there is a day where I don't feel like working out, I tell myself give the first 5 minutes! I work out for 5 minutes by the time 5 minutes is up I'll want to keep going! I feel so energized after a good workout. Working out is such an important part of my everyday life :)

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- Submitted by FITNSASSY14 6/18/2010 in Exercise | 23 Comments
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AMBER461 8/8/2014 8:07:00 PM

    Good idea, thanks for sharing.
CHEBBA 8/6/2014 7:10:00 PM

    It wasn't until I read this that I realised I knew exactly what you mean! I must try harder!
LEANMEAN2 8/6/2014 6:04:00 AM

    So true!
BANNERMAN 8/6/2014 1:25:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
1STBUCKETITEM 8/5/2014 9:29:00 PM

    Taking that first step out the door towards your walk or run, or taking out your exercise mat, hand weights, or resistance bands are sometimes dreaded... but, once out the door and up the block, or getting through your first exercise video is all you need to spur on your energy level. You actually start to enjoy it and miss it if you don't! Being consistent is the key! emoticon
UKNOWITNOW 8/5/2014 8:01:00 PM

    Yea, getting started is the hardest part.
THANKFULLADY 8/5/2014 2:15:00 PM

    Good plan.
DELLMEL 8/5/2014 11:22:00 AM

    I love working out. Like you said I feel so much energy to go.
LOVINGKATE 8/5/2014 9:21:00 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon
PROPMAN1 8/5/2014 8:48:00 AM

    Thanks for the reminder. Lately, i've been having the 'all-or-nothing' mentality. emoticon
PYNETREE 8/5/2014 7:19:00 AM

    Seems funny to really need to have to be reminded about basic things...I used to do this. So, I needed to read this this morning, just to get back to really acting on exercising..Thanks! emoticon
ALIZAHH 8/5/2014 6:32:00 AM

    Still very limited due to surgery not a lot of exercise I can do but my husbnad takes me out for a few minutes to walk out side in the evening and each day I do a bit more Really want to get back to my old routine
HOOSIERNATIVE46 8/7/2013 12:54:00 AM

    this is true for any perceived or real unpleasant activity. Great time management tool. Just do it. Now I need to put it into practice. Thanks for reminding me of this great technique.
DELLMEL 7/25/2013 12:52:00 PM

    Way to go. I do 10 minutes day I feel out of it.
JRRING 7/24/2013 12:56:00 PM

    good idea
ARTISTGATOGIRL 7/23/2013 11:59:00 AM

    This is a great tip!
JNURSE100 7/23/2013 11:28:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Jan
SJKENT1 7/23/2013 11:23:00 AM

    What a great idea. I've tried to convince myself about the 10 minutes, but this is a better way for me to start. I can always do 5 minutes right? thanks!!
TLYNNHART 7/23/2013 10:17:00 AM

    This is a great way to get started. I can do this for five minutes, even in the morning. Thanks for the much needed new perspective and motivation! emoticon
FITNESSFREAK10 6/23/2010 8:04:00 AM

    This happens with me too. Once in a while i do not feel like going for a walk, feeling less energetic. However , i give pep talk to my self and persuade self to go out and take a little walk , may be less than the normal. Once , out , get mood elevation and end up walking as much as normal.
The message is never give up... emoticon
PADMAY09 6/19/2010 10:41:00 PM

    this is so true for me too!
RACHELSCHILD 6/19/2010 4:16:00 PM

    Thanks for the tip! I will try it, because some days I'm just not loving the fact that I have to exercise.
ANGELA_37 6/18/2010 1:21:00 PM

    I used to do that too, but I forgot...thanks for the timely reminder!

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