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Exercise motivators

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Spark coach gave some really great tips today about what to do when you don't feel like exercising. (Coach Nicole's program) Here is a very brief synopsis;

3 for today:

1. Get dressed to exercise: put on your workout clothes
2. Put on some upbeat, motivational music to get you moving
3. Just do it--get started, even if it is just for 5 or 10 minutes

3 for the long haul

1. Schedule workouts like appointments and don't allow yourself to miss them
2. Reward yourself
3. Track your fitness minutes

I also liked the featured article today on using exercise to gain control of emotional eating (read replace emotional eating). I especially liked the idea of developing a list of comfort exercises/activities: Things that you really enjoy doing. Here is a link to Zach Van Hart's article, "Take Action Against Emotional Eating" in case you missed it

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=208
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BABYSTEPS84 10/3/2012 4:29AM

    I needed this today!

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ABCDARIAN 9/30/2012 9:09AM

    Another helpful blog--getting around to it is my big downfall! emoticon

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LAURIE160IN2013 9/29/2012 3:18PM

    Thank you for sharing these great reminders.
Laurie

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TONYVAND1 9/29/2012 3:14PM

  I really enjoyed that lesson as well Thanks for the summary.

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