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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 | 11 Comments
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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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