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Something I've Never Tried Before

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

It's the ten-minute workout. Chris Downie is a big proponent of this, and I did see how this idea helped him start streaks of fitness. Yet I never tried it before.

I've been sucked into the philosophy of All-or-Nothing fitness; if I couldn't get at least 30 minutes in, then I might as well not bother.

What a mistake!

Tonight I was exhausted after working all day, making dinner, helping the kids with TKD curriculum, and reading with kids for a good 45 minutes. After putting them to bed, I just wanted to curl up and snuggle. But I committed to a minimum of ten fitness minutes per day...and I am trying very hard to stick to my plan. Downstairs I went, onto the treadmill, thinking, 'Just ten minutes. Just ten minutes' nearly the entire time.

I did it. Thirteen minutes of walk/jogging, and I completed one mile. More than that, I kept my resolution.

Small victories, right? Count every one.
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    Good for you!
    1803 days ago
    OMG. When I posted on your blog yesterday, I didn't even look to see whose it was. :) Then I went to your blog again today, to look for you personally, and sat there thinking "Goodness, this is similar to teh one I read yesterday!" As I clicked off the page to another, I caught a glimpse of my comment from yesterday. Too funny. I guess I should pay more attention.
    1803 days ago
    Yay! Ten minutes and you're still lapping those on the couch!
    1803 days ago
    Great job! I have a hard time with just doing short workouts, too. Rock on!
    1804 days ago
    Oh boy do I hear the whole exhausted thing..but I went and vegged on the couch last night! LOL Just ten minutes...just ten minutes. Gotta have to try one too.
    thanks for the inspiration!! emoticon
    1804 days ago
    emoticon I'm usually an all-or-nothing girl too but 10 minutes is certainly doable. I need to adopt this type of fitness plan too. It makes sense and glad it worked for you. Thanks for sharing.
    1804 days ago
    Bravissima......chalk up a victory every day!
    1804 days ago
    I like 10 minute work-outs! They make me feel like "Hey, at least I got off my butt!!!"
    1804 days ago
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