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NIKIZ628 SparkPoints: (41,872)
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1/18/13 1:45 A

There are so many ways to incorporate exercise into your day without actually "scheduling exercise time."

Here are a few ways I like to sneak it in:
When I am standing at the sink, either brushing my teeth or doing dishes, I like to do calf raises. I do squats while I use mouthwash lol. It may seem silly but it works.

When I am laying on the floor playing with my son (he is 2), I use him as my weights and do "baby bench presses". I will sit him on my stomach and do pelvic lifts (he thinks its a fun game to go up and down.)

I dance while I clean the house, which my son also loves. It makes it more entertaining.

Park farther away from the store so you get in more walking-- take the stairs instead of an elevator. If you work a desk job, try standing for awhile. There are many exercises that can be done while seated at your desk as well.

These may not seem like big things, but I promise, when done routinely, they do make a difference! I wish you luck with journey and remember to take even the smallest success and celebrate it!!

THATWILLBEME Posts: 16
1/18/13 1:00 A

I so understand you ladies! I am mom to 3 girls 19, 7 and 1 year. I work 55-60 hours a week in management and I am very involved in my 7 year olds school. Working out is the one thing I cannot seem to fit in as I already only get 3 hours of sleep on a good night. I try to walk alot at work taking the long way to meetings and I walk between 4 buildings all day but not anything intense.

CHARAE81 SparkPoints: (269)
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1/18/13 12:05 A

It is hard when you have so much going on. It was easy for me to put it off for something else that was considered more of a priority, but then I started thinking...my health is a priority. If you don't take care of you...who will. I just worked a twelve hour shift and came home and did 40 minutes of cardio... emoticon

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1/17/13 11:49 P

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