I can't believe it's been a year since I was on this message board. And I still love SPARK people. I'm finding more and more ways to add exercise. Bowling on Thursday nights is just another way to have fun and keep active. :)
I know itīs better to schedule time, but my life is topsy turvy; so I try for 5 times a week at least 20 min, and succeed most weeks. Have a treadmill in my home, and elliptical. Has helped tremendously
Fitness Minutes: (55,184)
7,117 3/14/10 7:25 P
I go to the gym everyday after work, sometimes you can be busy or emergency come up. You do exercise at home with dvd exercise. That better than nothing.
Usually, I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. Since I got my newest DVD, I have been getting up and working with it. It's only ten minutes but that a prayer makes a world of difference!
Fitness Minutes: (12,719)
1,258 3/10/10 10:17 A
Fitness Minutes: (11,779)
6,210 2/24/10 5:33 A
I have found that after a full day of work often with extended hours, I come home to my family and extended family and their issues become my issues. Today I am making time to exercise and do my 2 mile walk at 6 AM.
Fitness Minutes: (85,751)
10,780 2/23/10 9:43 A
Was I ever happy this AM to make it to a very challenging water aerobics class that met at 5:45AM! I wasn't excited about the time, although I'm a very early am sorta person, I have other things I do at that time. I loved the class and then I walked for 30 minutes. What a great start to my day!
I drive 25 minutes to work and have join a gym in that town, it is now habit to go in early every day I work and go to the gym first. When I miss a day, I really notice my low energy level and over all feeling not as good.
Back in college days I had a track coach who preached, don't drive anytime you can walk, don't walk anytime you can jog, and don't jog anytime you can run. Amazing how many times a day a person can use this.
The tip that is helping me is that I tell myself I just have to do 10 minutes of cardio every day - knowing I only have to do 10 minutes gets me to the gym - even after a 12 hours shift at work when I am tired - but once I am there I usually do 30 minutes at least. But I tell myself I only have to do 10 ...
In the past I found I was most consistent when I made a point to go to the gym everyday. Then it becomes a daily routine, not a daily decision to contemplate. It doesn't have to be a gym routine, put aside even 10-15 minutes each day at home to exercise. Time for me to take my own advice!!!
Make your health a priority. After 50, our bodies really need care to postpone or avoid health problems. We only get one body and it has to be looked after. Do you look after your car and ensure that it will get you around?
Someone told me that if you sit on the stability ball while watching TV you can bounce and tighten your abs as a form of working out. So moving form a couch to a ball can make a small difference., just a thought
It is hard trying to fit in everything. I try to fit in minutes during the day, park the car further away, take steps when I can, and in the evening make myself stay away from the couch and the TV.
Fitness Minutes: (85,751)
10,780 2/11/10 7:27 A
Many other things in my life have had to give way so that I can concentrate on getting my exercise done daily. I long for time to sit and read for pleasure, but at the same time I'm glad I'm finally doing something for my health!
I can always find time to exercise, even if I have to break it up into shorter segments. I also park as far away from the entrance to a store as possible and get some extra steps in that way. If you don't use it you lose it!
It is easier when the weather is warm and the day is sunny -- even getting away from my desk at work feels like an invitation to play. But in the winter (like now) even though I have indoor options, I can't seem to get my butt in gear.
I like the idea of setting short goals and accepting that a few minutes of exercise is better than my usual dose: zero.
It's hard to make it a priority when it has never been something I have consistently done, but I'm trying. I bought an exercise ball and am having fun playing with it. It certainly helps me get more out of each exercise, and I figure ANY exercise is better than none, right?
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