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wake/up shake/up feb 23

Saturday, February 23, 2013

mornings are hard on me because first, I|m a night person, and second I work at night surprisingly. so I|ve come up with a little trick that helps me get going and I hope will also help me take off those stubborn kilos and keep them off!
first thing in the morning I do ONLY FIVE MINUTES of exercising, a stretch, 3 min. cardio, then 3 or 4 exercises for the whole body.

the 5% challenge starts today, so for the next 8 weeks, I|ll be posting my shake/up plan for the week on the weekend, if anyone cares to join me.

WEEK ONE

1. in bed, stretch long, wiggle fingers and toes. yawn.
2. now get out of bed.
jog around, run in place as I do stuff like feed my furbabies, clean up a little etc.
simply run in place or run around doing what needs to be done, but shaking my body all the while.
3. stretch up high, then reach down and touch toes 3x
stand wide, stretch to either side (ear to knee)
twist from side to side holding arms way out to the sides

I|ve been doing this a while already and found my days have become more productive.
count 5 min. towards exercise points, too!

meow, go cats!
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DONANDMARY77 2/26/2013 3:32AM

    Night person + friend in Tanzania = great connection! WooHoo!
My cat just looks at me or gets under my feet when I workout....
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SABLENESS 2/23/2013 10:29PM

    From a fellow Cat: I also like to get moving with 5 min of in bed stretching. If I can do that, it's easier to get out of bed and do more.

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JEANUT 2/23/2013 8:58PM

    I love to stretch when I first wake up. Then I go do my Yoga.
My husband calls it my Cat stretches. LOL
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FUNKY5RED 2/23/2013 1:47PM

    Your 5 minute shake up plans are the best! I continue to use them and especially like them on Sundays when I take a break from regular exercise. They do make me feel better first thing.
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/23/2013 12:17PM

    what a great idea way to go!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/23/2013 9:16AM

    It is hard to have a different type schedule! At least you're figuring out how to make it work for you. HUGS

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CANDOK1260 2/23/2013 6:34AM

    Sounds great I am a morning person I do about a hour right after I get up almost every morning. It the only time the house is mine . But might tried your plan on Sunday when I lay around and do nothing.

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