I often got frustrated that I did not reach my exercise goals. Recently I have been setting a time goal and an alternate distance goal. Like I want to run 5k at my average speed, or run 7k at any speed. Then if I am going slow I have motivation to finish early. And if I don't stay at pace it is okay too. I know that I am building strength for future runs.
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I joined a tennis mixed doubles team and it keeps me motivated to get to a higher level of fitness and lose weight to become the best team mate that I can be. It also combines something I see as playing not working into my routine.
I am still on a two time state champion mixed doubles tennis team and I have the goal this year of going up in the rankings by the end of 2013
I have a goal setting pedometer and each day I sent a new goal; day one: 500 steps. day two; 1000, day 3: 1500 steps ... etc and I have met all the goal so far!!! Yay! Also, my other motivation is that I am a part time (9 unit) student getting my AA so I don;t eat when Im studying bc I am focused
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12 minute, body weight only workouts...pike squats, jump squats, reverse planks...all while on a 30 second interval timer. Do what you can for 30 seconds and move on to the next workout. Do cardio before and stretching after to avoid straining.
Good examples of the ones I am doing on found here...www.bodyrock.tv
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