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10/1/12 2:13 P

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this is my first day emoticon my plan is to sneak in the extra 10 min. & their is always the spark videos!

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10/1/12 11:09 A

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You need anywhere from a week, two three weeks max of doing this to build the habbit.

Is there a group event you can use to ensure you get up? Neightborhood walks etc? How about a dog you can get up and take a walk with? Using these avenues if they are available may help you too.

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9/30/12 9:34 P

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I have similar suggestions. Move the alarm clock to where you have to get up to turn it off. Make sure you are in bed at least 8 hours before the alarm is scheduled to go off. If you are not allowing for 8 hours of sleep then there is no point. The lack of sleep is probably doing more against you than the exercise would be helping. I also have a V8 energy drink before heading to the gym. I little boost of sugar and caffeine help get me started. I am back home and eating my greek yogurt by the time everyone else is starting to get up. Hope it helps a little.

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9/30/12 7:13 P

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I have this same problem. I found what works for me is moving my alarm clock to the other side of the room and turning it on LOUD. That way, I have to get out of bed to turn it off, and I can't possibly sleep through it. Once my feet have hit the floor and i am vertical, it is easier to stay up. I also lay out my work clothes, pack my lunch, get my daughter's stuff packed, and all that at night, so i can't make the excuse of "oh, i have so much to do". I also lay my workout clothes out the night before, right next to my alarm clock. These little things have helped me. I am also restricting myself to only watching my favorite tv show on netflix while i am working out. If i'm not on my elliptical, I don't get to watch, so I don't mind working out so much. Hope some of that helps...I still struggle with it too!

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9/30/12 4:35 P

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Start out with just 10 minutes of exercise after you get kids in bed. Just 10 minutes. It works. Good Luck. emoticon

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9/30/12 4:30 P

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I need motivation to get up and work out before I go to work. My husband works swing shift, so I can't exercise after work (race home+feed kids+bathtime+bedtime=exhausted mommy!). Any ideas to keep me from hitting snooze at 0400 hrs are welcome. :)

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