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10 Minutes a day makes a difference!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So I took the challenge of doing 10 minutes of exercise each day. Since I committed to this, I have been inventive how to fill those 10 minutes with movement..... here are a few I have done.....

- 11 minute Spark People Cardio Chair Workout (super fun and good for my busted knee)

- side stepping while doing arm movements with my 1/2 pound Zumba sticks (low impact and doing the arm moves really got my heart rate up, plus got all my upper body muscles engaged!!)

- Doing 100 moves (whatever I fancy, walking in place with kicks to the side and front, modified jumping jacks etc. possibilities are limitless)

- Sun Salutations/stepping in place/dance moves/belly dancing moves (to loosen up my stiffened back muscles and get my abs involved)

I feel fantastic, and accomplished and I am very surprised that 10 minutes at a stretch can make me feel so good. I can feel my muscles getting stronger, my body is getting more limber, and not as stiff. It is much easier to bend down and touch the floor without making weird and embarrassing noises.

So if there are any doubters out there.... if you can only commit to 2, or 4 or 5 minutes at a stretch, do it!! Heck, do 1 minute! Anything you do is more than you did before, and it will make you feel so good. I promise. And no one will laugh if you start out small. Everyone will be proud and celebrate with you. Really. Group hug!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GREENGENES 1/23/2013 6:53PM

    Yep. It all adds up. Just keep moving!

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UUCEEJAY 1/23/2013 5:09PM

    Super! It always helps to start with what you WILL do on a regular basis. Much better than having an ambitious plan that you will never get around to doing. I find stretching really helps me feel better. You thought of a lot of good ways despite your knee problem. emoticon

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QUADCMOM 1/22/2013 10:01PM

    Way to go and thanks for the encouragement !!!

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    Super encouraging! Thank you. emoticon

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MAJONES1225 1/22/2013 9:14PM

    10 minutes does make a differences.

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