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8/2/12 1:00 P

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Motivation is very hard. I found that walking right after work was the best thing I ever did. I would get out some things that needed to "warm up" for dinner, get the dog and take off for 30-45 minutes. This is an hour when the weather is good. No one missed dinner at precisely the right time and I found that I had a ton more energy and felt immensely better. I never thought feeling better, more alert and having energy to do all the things that I didn't do during the time I walked would be a benefit of walking, but it is.

I never regretted the minutes I took to walk in the evening.

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8/1/12 5:46 P

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emoticon Hi and welcome!

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7/31/12 4:11 P

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First thing I had to do was recognize excuses....i work 55 hours a week and help kids with homework...etc etc .....make the time and have fun with it ....good luck

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7/31/12 3:46 P

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Not sure if this helps but i am 65 wt240:((,live alone,physical problems i have to push past every daybut i am so grateful to my body for continuing to support me despite my abuse i am very happy i can go to gym and work other parts of my body that are not challenged,start small pick a healthy activity and promise yourself and sparkpeople to do it on a regular basis emoticon emoticon

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7/31/12 3:11 P

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I work full-time and by the time I get home I'm tired and don't feel like doing anything else. I cook dinner and wash dishes and then watch tv. I'm stuck in a rutt that I created myself and I don't know how to get out of it. I need more energy to get things done. Any suggestions?

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