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Workout Excuses

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My number one workout excuse is that I don't have time. I have an hour commute to work in the morning so I am waking up early as it is. I don't want to walk at lunchtime because I will get hot and sweaty and don't want to sit at my desk like that. When I get home I have to make dinner, do wash, pick up, sometimes I don't sit down until 9 p.m.!! I take the stairs at work and do park aways from the entrance so I have a little walk but that is it. Its very hard to carve out time during the week to get any exercise in. I used to not have a problem when I worked closer to home but since my job moved it just seems like I don't have time during the week for much. The only solution I can see is wake up earlier which would have to be 4:30 a.m. and I just dont kniow about that. Any suggestions or solutions are welcome!!! emoticon
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 5/6/2013 6:05AM

    You have to believe that it is good for you. And it is worth the effort to make it a habit. Once it is a habit, it will be easier.

You can work out in 4 minute increments. Google "Tabata" for examples. You can download Tabata music from iTunes. It will time you for 20 seconds of intense exercise and 10 seconds for 8 "rounds" for a total of 4 minutes.

I Tabata situps, planks kettlebells, jumping jacks, wall squats, marching in place etc etc. for short rounds of exercise through out the day, or I do it in longer, more intense rounds at the gym.

You can also "hoop" or march in place while watching TV.

Take care!

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/25/2013 8:23PM

    Like BGUMBA says, checkmout the little things you can do - don't forget squats, toe touches, etc when you take a potty break. Lift soup cans while cooking, or do something which microwaving. Good luck!

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BGUMBA 4/25/2013 4:43PM

    Check out chair exercises and desk exercises here on SparkPeople. Every little bit helps. A lot of the housework we do can be turned into exercise. Do a few "laundry basket lifts" for strength training or grab a couple laps around the office during the day. Try to think of ways to be more active as you do your routine tasks. Just the little things can make a difference.

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