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When I'M Just Too Tired To Exercise


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When I think I'm just too tired to exercise, I commit to do 10 minutes of light exercise. If I'm tired after 10 minutes, I'm allowed to quit. But 95%+ percent of the time I feel better after 10 minutes and go on to get a good workout.

- Submitted by SLENDERELLA61 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 22 Comments
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JOYINKY 4/2/2010 7:14:00 AM

    Yes, yes, yes! This works! I know I can handle anything for 10 minutes; if after that I still don't want to--I probably shouldn't be. That's only happened a couple of times over the years.
RAINBOWMF 3/27/2010 10:12:00 AM

    Nothing but the truth! Works every time!
SUNNYDAYZ4ME 3/26/2010 9:04:00 PM

    Im the exact same way.....once you get feel better. Good post
DELLMEL 8/20/2014 10:58:00 AM

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HYATTI1 8/18/2014 10:16:00 PM

LOVINGKATE 8/18/2014 8:57:00 AM

    Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.
BANNERMAN 8/17/2014 12:42:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
KHALIA2 8/16/2014 11:40:00 PM

DIAMOND102 8/16/2014 11:13:00 AM

    So true, if you try or commit to 10 minutes you will feel like going on. emoticon for the reminder,
KEEPITUP62 8/16/2014 10:42:00 AM

    yesterday was the first time I feel so tired and had not exercised. I wish I had seen this advice and followed it then so I didn't feel so guilty. I will remember this if it should happen again.
Thanks for the great advice.
LCRUMLEY81 8/16/2014 10:04:00 AM

    So True...the first steps are always the hardest for me at least
VAINVT 8/16/2014 7:27:00 AM

    I find it interesting how exercise can revive you when you are tired.
2BDYNAMIC 3/17/2014 10:02:00 AM

    emoticon It works like MAGIC .......... Once you get that heart pumping and blood flowing .............. 10 minutes can turn into 20 or 30 or even 40! It is emoticon what we can accomplish when we think we CANT!!! emoticon ............ lOVE your tips!!
1LAZYCOOK 3/31/2013 12:30:00 PM

    I have started doing more exercise at home and will sometimes just do a few minutes at a time. 60 jumping jacks here, 30 squats there, put on some music and "dance" around there....then it all adds up to not doing nothing!
METAMORPH2010 11/15/2011 4:05:00 AM

    I use that technique with so many other things in my life -- e.g., cleaning my kitchen, sorting papers, getting music practising done. I tend to think of "exercise" as going to the gym or the pool, but why not 10 minutes at home? It's a lot better than nothing! Thanks!
CHAKRATEEZE 5/16/2010 9:42:00 AM

    Makes a lot of sense!
ROBKIM1 4/16/2010 9:17:00 AM

    I love this, I need to give it a try. Thanks emoticon
MOMM4LIFE 4/2/2010 6:12:00 AM

    NIce to hear others use the same method...
VHALL89 3/28/2010 11:22:00 AM

    Great idea!
TXGRANDMA 3/27/2010 4:11:00 PM

    This really encouraged me! I do the same thing. I think, just for 10 minutes, and then I go on and end up doing it longer! I like working with my horses. THANKS!
JEANIEMARIE1946 3/26/2010 8:33:00 PM

    Great idea - I will give it a try.

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