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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!
    1436 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.
    1436 days ago
    Yay! Ten minutes and you're still lapping those on the couch!
    1436 days ago
    Great job! I have a hard time with just doing short workouts, too. Rock on!
    1436 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
    1436 days ago
  • KAYTIE22
    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.
    1437 days ago
    Bravissima......chalk up a victory every day!
    1437 days ago
    I like 10 minute work-outs! They make me feel like "Hey, at least I got off my butt!!!"
    1437 days ago
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