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8/25/14 6:54 P

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I go for my power walking after dinner because this is the time of day I love the most. Once the weather is cooler I will go twice and start going after breakfast. Luckily I have all the time in the world because I am retired.

Housework gets done in between walking and taking care of the pets and hubby.

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I WILL reach my GOAL!
I WILL fight for it!
I WILL NOT give up!
NOTHING will STOP me!


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4/24/14 8:39 P

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I go after I take kid to school. I also take him on 'adventure hikes' and we explore new areas and parks.

In bad/cold weather I pop in walking DVD while kid plays w his playdoh. Or watches a cartoon.

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TAILORSMOM's Photo TAILORSMOM Posts: 614
4/4/14 9:46 A

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try to walk first thing in the morning after I drop kids out at school....

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10/21/13 9:50 A

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I started picking up some minimalist habits. Easy ones that will right away make time for a walk are to cut down how much t.v. you watch and how long your on the internet. BOOM, most people have time for a walk just doing that! emoticon



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10/21/13 1:37 A

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I do Walk Awat the Pounds DVDs every morning then walk at lunch and if I'm not too tired I walk after work as well.

I can do it!


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NANALOVES2WALK Posts: 48
9/29/13 4:01 P

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Have been walking after work and on my break at work, plan on starting to get up early and do it first thing in the morning starting tomarrow. Getting a fit bit this week will make my tracking easier

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9/17/13 12:35 P

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first thing in the morning..take kids to school at 7 and the older 1 doesnt have to be there till 8 so i walk in btw the schools....so im not wasting time !!!

and that also gets it out of the way ..so stuff dont get in the way of my walk !!

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9/1/13 6:00 P

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As hard as it seems for me to get up in a.m. for ANYTHING ELSE, it's been relatively easy for me to get up in the morning to walk. It's pretty much the first thing I do when I get up. Not only does it give me a little energy boost for a few hours afterward, but I get to start my day already feeling accomplished because I did something to better me. Total win-win.

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8/21/13 10:23 P

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I do it by making it the first thing I do in the morning. I don't have any appointments that early in the morning so the only way I'll miss it is by not getting out of bed.

Emotion may help us get started in the right direction, but it is rarely there at the finish line. Sooner or later we must press forward without the support of emotion and employ discipline.


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8/6/13 10:15 P

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I have made getting in shape my first priority since having my left knee replaced Dec.26 12. So every step I take has great meaning, because before Jan.4 of 12 I couldn't walk for 10 mins. I give each step a purpose and every minute I'm thankful that I can walk again and I'm not going to stop anytime soon. I've worked up to 5 miles a day since April and I've dropped 50 lbs. I want to drop another 50 and I'll do it by walking it off!

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8/5/13 7:32 P

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At work, they're having the Walking Challenge again for 10 weeks. I have to walk 7500 steps a day and if I get 750,000 steps at the end of the challenge, I will get a $25 gift card. I got until October 10 and hopefully the weather will be nice for doing so. I walked today after work for 2.5 miles so here I go... emoticon emoticon

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8/4/13 7:23 A

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I walk on average 8 miles a day. As a teacher, I have the summer off right now and have the time to walk this amount, but as soon as school starts it will be more difficult. However, I've devised a system of getting in my miles without an issue. If I want to watch TV, I walk back and forth in my living room while watching my favorite shows that I've recorded. You'd be surprised how many steps you can get in during a full episode or even commercial breaks.

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
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8/2/13 4:41 A

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It's the best way to start my morning if I didn't work the night before. It's so refreshing.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.


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7/2/13 6:51 P

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just do it

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6/25/13 7:15 P

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I go to work early and walk before I clock in.

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6/21/13 5:21 A

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The best way for me is to get up and walk early....I find the longer the day goes on the less motivation I have. On work days I go out on break and lunch as often as I can and walk the parking lots.



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MKMMARTY's Photo MKMMARTY Posts: 1,256
6/16/13 9:17 A

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4 am -- I hate mornings. That is the usual saying when I am asked about my mornings. Last year every day I began work between 5:30 and 6am. Not this year - I stay in bed till 6 and begin work between 6:45 and 7am. I am still up at 6 - go on the computer ---- yes yes this is the time I should go for a walk - but I hate mornings and then there is the danger of meeting a cougar or bear this early more so.
Last night my wife came home scared - she went for a bike ride 7:45pm and met a bear just down the road - I had warned her -- I keep telling her to go sooner after supper not a dusk.



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6/16/13 7:32 A

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I get up early in the morning at 4:00 am and do two miles before work on my treadmill. At lunch I try for another two miles. I work with a lady who keeps telling me that she wants to walk with me, but she keeps forgetting either her shoes or her socks. That's okay, when she's ready she can join me.

On the weekends we have a place that is perfect or walking outside and I get in 3 - 4 miles there. I usually use Sunday as my rest day.

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MKMMARTY's Photo MKMMARTY Posts: 1,256
6/10/13 4:56 P

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Walking the puppy that will be such a joy and a motivator to get out and walk. As you are walking let your mind wander - be free - relax - and all will be well.
I am sure you will find a job soon - what kind of work are you looking for?



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6/10/13 9:31 A

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I just graduated college and I haven't found a job yet, so I have nothing but time. Still sometimes its hard to motivate myself to exercise. My puppy is a big help because I know how much she enjoys going for walks and it makes me happy when she is happy.

Lately I have fallen into a depression and I know that exercise is a powerful tool in overcoming emotional issues. Walking will help me lose weight, get fit, and become a happier person. Whenever I am feeling like skipping my exercise I remind myself of my goals. I always feel happier after I go for a walk- especially if it's outside in nature!

I will keep trying no matter what.
Little changes add up over time to make big differences.



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6/3/13 1:49 P

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Went to bed last night determined I was going to get up early this morning, as in days past at around 6 to 7 am and walk.
The weather and my lack of good sleep had other plans.
So by 8am, when I finally did wake, it was raining, so I waited it out, went to the track at 10 and as soon as I got around 2 laps, the sprinkles returned.
I drove around running errands, post office, dollar store, etc and it never let up, enough to walk.
So, now its quit, but its sunny and humid.
I will wait til late evening, maybe 8pm and try it again!!!
Heres hoping!!

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6/2/13 9:50 A

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that is such determination - you will see good results both in weight loss and over all health.
- I managed yesterday to go to for a four mile walk. Right after work I went down the road - thinking I will not go to far. But once I began I just kept going and going. I came to the 19 mile marker sign and felt good so just kept on stepping. I seen the 20 mile marker sign when my wife comes to join me riding her bike. She told me you have gone too far... I just reply we will turn back once we get to the 20 mile marker. I reach this but I went a little further just to go around one more bend in the road - I wanted to take a picture of a waterfalls that was up the road still a bit.
OK took my picture and turned back home - very soon I began to feel the tiredness kick in and Dalhouise also now was lagging behind. My elven year old dog was tired too.



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6/2/13 3:42 A

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I get up every morning, put on my walking clothes and shoes (which are lying beside my bed) and go out the door. Even before I brush my teeth. I don't care what the weather is or how lazy I might feel, I JUST GO. Sometimes I tell myself, oh I'll just take it slow today (if I'm tired or feeling lazy) but by the time I am out for the first 10 minutes, I generally end up walking just as fast and long as every other day.

After doing that for about 6 weeks, I NEED it. I can't start my day without it.

Edited by: DIETCOLALOLA at: 6/2/2013 (03:44)
You don't stop doing things because you get old--- you get old because you stop doing things!


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MKMMARTY's Photo MKMMARTY Posts: 1,256
6/1/13 10:04 A

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steps verses walking for the joy of it.
In the kitchen at work I am easily reaching 6 - 10 thousand steps per day as I don't sit down from the time I begin to the time I am off.
I also eat constantly thus not a weight loss --
I live in a beautiful - beautiful location where and deer and bears and cougars roam -- mountain views - meadows and just scenery surrounds me. BUT I am tired at the end of the day - my feet are sore - I want to walk - yet my body says sit on the couch REST...
and so the conflict is upon me ..

MY last two walks I walked 4-6 KM I loved it while doing it even though I was limping when I arrived home- a results from the car accident a few years back.
-- my wife said take smaller walks --



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5/31/13 2:49 P

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Walk any time you can. For me, I walk the stairs to my desk. I park halfway down the parking lot at the grocery store, etc. It all adds up.

Life is not waiting for the storms to pass..it's learning to dance in the rain.

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Scott Hamilton

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5/29/13 12:09 P

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Just do it.

If it is going to be it is up to me !!!
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5/27/13 10:51 P

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We've started mowing yards after work. A few extra dollars and one yard usually lasts up to 60 minutes to mow.

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Try to get a little walking in on your breaks

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5/27/13 4:50 P

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I have started working 10 -12 hours per day - how am I going to make time to go for a walk?



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