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6/11/13 8:25 A

Thanks. Completely agree about excuses and excuses I never have a lack of. I managed to get up at 4:30 this morning and it wasn't as bad as I had thought. Although the longer days, and getting light early sure helps, but I really need to find something and stick with it. I get very motivated for several months and then completely fall off. I need to find something that fits my life so I can stay on track. Thanks everyone.

VEG_GIRL04 Posts: 2,637
6/11/13 7:02 A

I agree with Dashkath - the biggest obstacle is excuses. Sometimes I get up in the morning and workout - and if I have myself full of excuses and don't do it in the morning - you bet your shrinking butt that I do it at night.

We all have a million reasons why we are too busy - but think of all the reasons that you need/want to workout and shed pounds and you will realize making the time is so worth it! Just 20 minutes a day helps - whether it's walking your dog, swimming with your kids, popping in a workout video instead of watching tv, or crunches after you put the kids into bed - it's worth it.

If you're like me - working out gives me more energy so my days have seemed to lengthen. My workouts have lengthened and intensified with my days!

Edited by: VEG_GIRL04 at: 6/11/2013 (07:03)
DASHKATH Posts: 862
6/11/13 5:19 A

I get up at 4:30 every day so I can get in my exercise. Once you get into the routine its not so hard. You have to be determined otherwise it's too easy to come up with excuses not to do it.

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6/10/13 1:55 P

Thank you all for your suggestions. I do some of them already, such as parting further away. I am going to try the exercise at the start of my day too. Not sure if I will be able to roll out of bed at 4:30, but I'm going to try to get on the dreadmill, I mean treadmill, for at least a half hour first thing in the morning. Then at least I would have a half hour in, and if I find time to fit in other exercise later in the day, it would be a bonus. I may need to take FARIS71's advise and sleep in my workout clothes though. :-)

Thank you!

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6/5/13 4:36 P

My husband and I park far away from grocery stores and other stops. I'll also do mini workouts on commercial breaks or do a workout vid instead of watching T.V. We also go for morning walks. Before I started my business I would eat my lunch quickly and take a 10 minute walk around the building on my lunch hour. Short bursts work as well as an extended workout or so they say and I took that to heart.

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6/5/13 4:09 P

I like walking, in the morning, to work or to the grocery store, or the beauty parlor to get my nails done. It feels less like exercise and more like transportation.
The other thing is: I miss walking when I don't do it in the morning.
Headphones on, music playing, fresh morning air.

FARIS71 Posts: 492
6/5/13 2:36 P

I'm with ya! 3 kids. Work full time. By the time I tuck the kids in bed at night I seriously feel like I could collapse. I decided whether I get up at 5 or 6 I'm just as tired at night, so I make myself get up early and get it done. But for you to get up earlier would be reeeeeally early. Maybe give it a try. Are there any morning tasks that you could do before you go to bed (pack lunches, get out clothes, prep coffee to automatically brew etc. etc.). I also change into workout clothes right away and have been known to sleep in them if needed (sports bra and all - not very comfy). Or maybe just try it a couple days a week. Or work in 10 mins at time thoughout day of walking. Squats while waiting for copier. Stairs. etc. Best wishes!!!

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6/5/13 2:19 P

I keep trying to get back on track with my exercise, but time always seems to be a factor (there is just not enough time in a day). Now, I know that seems like (and it probably is) an excuse, but working full-time and a mom of 3, by the time everything is done for the day, working out at 8 or 9:00 is the last thing I really want to think about. And I've considered morning workouts, but I already have hard time getting up at 5 to start my day. Thought/suggestions on where to find time, finding a balance and staying motivated would be greatly appreciated.

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