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i tell myself i only have to exercise for 30 minutes every day and i get to enjoy this new body all day long after!!

- Submitted by GEMINIJENNY25 6/24/2010 in Exercise | 21 Comments
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/24/2010 11:33:00 AM

    I make the most out of every moment I have. With having Multiple sclerosis, I never know from one min. to the next if I will be able to walk or exercise. So I do as much as I can when I can in order to stay walking. I do my best every single day and will continue to.
PATTYWEN 9/24/2012 9:53:00 AM

    Joined "YWCA" on Saturday. Exercising and tracking my results I burned 697 calories in one day! I am starting to enjoy exercise. I thought all I had to do is eat right and less and the weight would come off....but combining it with exercise has excited me to see what I can do and feel good at the same time. Praise God and all my family who are encouraging me daily. I just want to encourage anyone to start some type of exercise (treadmill (just walking 1 or 2 miles an hour on it first for 5 minutes and then 10 minutes then keep moving up the time) its not as bad as you might have thought...just take it slow and build up your stamia), a exercise class (even if you can only do it for 20 minutes and build up to the full class like ZUMBA); its a start; swimming (exercise in the pool) it will become fun not a chore! YOU CAN DO IT!
GINGERVISTA 9/24/2012 9:36:00 AM

    I started telling myself something similar: only 10 minutes & I'm done! Fortunately, 99.9% of the time that's always wound up being much longer; but in the event I REALLY don't feel well (few times a year maybe), I allow myself to crawl back into bed or whatever after I do at least a minimum--usually walk or run in place or around my apt, depending how I'm feeling. I mean.....once you're dressed, shoes laced up, why NOT do more, right??? emoticon reminder!
RHONDALEE47 10/26/2012 10:12:00 PM

    Very encouraging, i am unable to do lengthy or heavy workouts due to health issues but still do even if it is 10 or 15 minutes. Every minute makes a difference and 50lbs lighter, i feel better than i have in a long time.
NVRDWN88 10/3/2012 5:28:00 AM

    Great little motivation
LEANMEAN2 9/25/2012 7:11:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
CLIPGIRL 9/24/2012 11:59:00 PM

    I love it!
LYNCHD05 9/24/2012 10:45:00 PM

    30 min. A day is a good plan........this could just be a walk.
FRANCES-AGAPE 9/24/2012 5:55:00 PM

    !! WOW !!

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HYATTI1 9/24/2012 3:19:00 PM

    Does it psych you out...enough to believe it. Good luck and keep pushing ahead.
4THELOVEOFDOLLS 9/24/2012 12:09:00 PM

JAZZI64 9/24/2012 11:43:00 AM

    Your statement is so true because i have lupus and some days i feel fine and other days not so i take my time and do what i have to do in order to stick with my routine and don't feel guily for doing so....You just pay attention emoticon to what your body is telling you can start your day.
MAGI_5 9/24/2012 10:30:00 AM

    emoticon this is how I feel some days.. but then I get out and enjoy the sun and it is all better. Keep on keepin' on..-Ma
BARTHPEPPER 9/24/2012 10:20:00 AM

    great idea emoticon
KERI2828 9/24/2012 10:01:00 AM

MKOOPS 9/24/2012 9:25:00 AM

    I was so moved by Time2Bloom that I did 15 push ups and walked a mile and a half.
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SINNIBLONDE 9/24/2012 8:46:00 AM

    Sounds like a good plan - thanks!
TINY67 9/24/2012 8:41:00 AM

    Great idea/
EPATTEN79 9/24/2012 6:25:00 AM

    I need to tell myself that.
CMORISAK 9/24/2012 6:09:00 AM

CHANGESINME 6/24/2010 11:34:00 AM

    i agree with u. we go 2 the gym 7 daz a week cept on thursday ( pool & hot tub cleaning ) & sunday..... we w/o an adverage of 2 1/2, to 3 hrs.... this is absession 4 me, i hate it when i miss.. espially on wedsday, we have water arobics. this is my favorite day...... i burn approx 600+ calories a day, ( including wearing a perdometer to work ) and when, & what ever i eat, i feel major fat & bloated; guilty as heck if i miss our w/o's....

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