I keep dumbbells and ankle weights by my television. When there's something on I want to see I bring a kitchen chair into the living room and do either upper or lower body strength training while I watch it. Staves off boredom.
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Like most people, I have my favorite TV shows. Last year I made a list of shows that I'd like to watch (either in real time or on TiVo). I made them "Must Work Out" TV shows. I hung the list next to my TV. If I found myself watching one of my "favorites" I had to have worked out that day, or I had to get up and work out WHILE the show was on. Great way to work out regularly and reward myself for working out!
When I get stronger, I no longer count as exercise things that are easy for me. For instance, I can do Zumba for 60 minutes now and only 30 minutes of that is raising my heartbeat. I count only 30 minutes. I do a lot of garden work this time of year, but I only count the amount of time that was difficult. This makes sure that not too much credit is given me.
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