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What I will do to achieve my new habit?

Saturday, March 02, 2013

2) How will you do that?

Yesterday I blogged that I would like exercise to become a new habit for me. Today, I have to blog about how I intend to achieve this? I welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Okay, this is what I'm going to try to do to achieve this. I'm going to start small. I work and in the morning, I only have 15 minutes to exercise. Better than nothing. So there is 15 minutes each morning. My job is on the go all day, I work with 5 year old children but 3 days a week, if I go straight to the gym from work I should be able to get in another 30 - 40 minutes. After all I pass the gym on my way home so why not stop in before I get too tired. My Saturday is taken up by taking my Mother shopping, paying bills etc and on a Sunday, I clean the bird cages, rake leaves, catch up on housework etc. So my plan at the weekend is to exercise a bit longer than 15 minutes in the morning. What do you think?

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POPSY190 3/3/2013 12:24PM

    Hello Kayelene, formal exercise when time is short can be difficult. I try to sneak in balance exercises at odd moments of the day. emoticon

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LINZEE118 3/3/2013 10:32AM

    emoticon emoticon Exercise & tracking food are two habits I would like to develop. I think you are right on target with starting small. It's consistency that will build this good new habit. Linda

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FUNKY5RED 3/3/2013 9:19AM

    Your plan is a good one. Having the 15 minutes in the morning is a great way to start the day, then being active with the children during the day followed by a stop at the gym all works together well. Be sure it is something you can sustain over time. Keep up the great work!
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OJ_2_OK 3/3/2013 8:16AM

    I think that is a great plan and those minutes will really start adding up!

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WENDYJM4 3/3/2013 5:30AM

    great blog Kayelene, you can do it

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ARTJAC 3/2/2013 11:51PM

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JEANUT 3/2/2013 9:50PM

    You will be amazed at how much even that 15 min in the morning can help you feel better throughout the day.

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SUSIEPH1 3/2/2013 9:37PM

    I think you are off to a good start Kayelene.
Can you set the alarm for a extra half hour earlier?
Would be good to get a good walk in before it gets to hot .
Also if you walk fast, it will kick start your metabolism early and it will keep going much of your day .
Gyms a good idea ..

I also bought myself a peddler .. I have it set up sos that when I am in my lift chair I can peddle to my hearts content, and keep burning calories .
Walking is great exercise.
But to really burn calories you need to step up to a treadmill or cardio exercise . There are lots of cardio exercises on sparks and they also show how many cals you are burning .. Much love my friend .. Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLY255255 3/2/2013 9:12PM

    I think running around with the kids is a good form of exercise too! My new healthy habit is also to do 10-15 minute sessions. It surprised me that I have more energy this way instead of getting 45- 60 minute at a time.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 3/2/2013 8:17PM

    Kayelene there are many wonderful video's on spark people with exercises and things you can do all for free.

I have an elliptical machine at home as it is easier on the joints (or so they say) as i have alight Arthritis in both my hips and that really helps. I do 10 mins at a time and find it easy to do while watching TV or listening to music. Easy, quick and convenient for me.

But whatever you do has to be something you will enjoy doing and want to do yourself. If not you will not stick with it with the long haul.

Losing weight and getting to our goal weights they we want to be at is all good but once there we have to be able to maintain or else we've wasted our time.

Being healthy for the rest of our life and staying at goal weight is a lifestyle choice not a diet.

Good luck with whatever it is you decide to do.

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LADY_MARIANA 3/2/2013 8:13PM

    I think it's a great idea! Go for it!

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RDEE22 3/2/2013 7:48PM

    Goodmorning Kaylene.....Don't forget the mopping, vacuuming and raking etc. Somewhere on this website I saw an article about it. Don't ask me where, I am still trying to find my way around. My resistance band has become my new best friend. emoticon

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DINGALLSTOO 3/2/2013 7:15PM

    I love zumba, need to get back to it

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SABLENESS 3/2/2013 7:13PM

    I hope you count some of your weekend activities as fitness minutes, especially raking. I too have limited time in the mornings before my commute. 15 min is better than none. If I get enough sleep, I can get myself up to do at least one SP video or get on my stationary bike. The sleep thing is a real problem. No matter when I go to bed, I just don't seem to be getting enough. With you all the way on making exercise a priority. emoticon

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