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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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.
think/rethink. so often we go out to eat and we often wait until we are really hungry. when going into a restaurant, look at the menu, make your selection, lay it down and wait a few minutes, then look again. giving yourself a few minutes to reconsider your first choice. this also goes for fast food. allow the next person in line to go ahead of you, giving yourself time to look at the board once more. at home, look in the fridge, close the door, wait 5 mins, then look again.
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