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A New Habit

Saturday, March 02, 2013

A new habit that I will implement this week and hopefully make a lifelong habit is to exercise in spurts throughout the day and tie drinking my water into those short exercise sessions.

From what I've read, exercising throughout the day should help to keep my metabolism revved up, and any of you who know me, know that I have a heck of a time getting 8 glasses of water a day. So I'm thinking if I can tie those together, I'll be reminded to do both.

Now the trick is, how do I remember to do those extra bouts of exercise? I'm working from home, so I could have an alarm go off for each one, but I'm thinking that could get annoying after a while. Any suggestions?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRAVERUDE 3/3/2013 1:19PM

    I love the alarm idea (and the working from home!)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/2/2013 10:34PM

    What a great idea!!!! I agree with others although the alarm may be annoying it does make it seem more like an appointment. Let me know what you decide to do.

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IMIN2GENES 3/2/2013 9:41PM

    I like the idea of an appointment reminder. That's a good one. I love your new habit too. That's a great way to amp up your workouts and keep your metabolism revving!

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KATHY1204 3/2/2013 1:52PM

    You CAN do this, Jonnie!! I'm rooting for you! :-)

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MARCIAC10 3/2/2013 1:38PM

    If you have an iPhone or iPad, there's an app called StanApp that does just that. I wrote a blog about it, so if you're interested check out the blog on my page.

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MMHELGESON5 3/2/2013 1:03PM

    Sounds like a great idea. I hope it works for you.

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TEDDYBEAR662 3/2/2013 1:00PM

    Good idea... best of luck! emoticon

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KSW1963 3/2/2013 12:37PM

    There is a spark team called Quickfire that challenges each other to do these little 5 minute burst of exercise. You might check it out.

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PLUMSHORT 3/2/2013 10:57AM

    I keep my favorite water bottle handy and filled up wherever I go in my house or out! It helps to remind me to get my water in. When I am on track, I drink 2-3 cups of water before I eat anything, and try to do the same before each meal or snack... I like some of the other ideas other people have suggested for exercise like setting things up around the house, and using bathroom breaks as also fitness breaks. I hope you find a great new routine and make a healthy habit out of it!

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_RAEVEN_ 3/2/2013 10:50AM

    I set my house up like an obstacle course...
Weights in the kitchen, aerobic step in the hall, jump rope in the bedroom...
Every time I go in the kitchen I'll do 25 reps with the weights.
Every time I walk down the hall I'll do 50 step ups, each side.
30 jumps with the jump rope in the bedroom.
And every time I go to the bathroom its 20 squats....

I always want water after doing these things emoticon

Good luck. emoticon

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JUSTME29 3/2/2013 10:31AM

    That sounds like a great idea. Maybe each time you go to the restroom you could do a short burst? That way you'll be on nature's timer instead of a mechanical one. If you're drinking the water this should result in plenty of short bursts of exercise.

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MSCARCHICK 3/2/2013 9:34AM

    Good idea! Water and workouts are tried together for me. I can drink a little throughout the day but most of my water intake is with my exercise.

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MIATIA1 3/2/2013 9:33AM

    Great Idea for both exercise and water for a lot of us have been sluffing emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 3/2/2013 9:33AM

    Good idea to tie drinking water in with those short exercise sessions. emoticon

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LYNCHD05 3/2/2013 9:22AM

    I like the comment from Wilson.......putting it on your computer would certainly help with the scheduling. Good luck.

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WILSONWR 3/2/2013 9:02AM

    Although the alarm might be annoying, I'd still suggest scheduling your workout on the computer in Outlook (or your phone). If you treat it like an appointment, you're more likely to do it! Good luck!

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