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JCEDIT89
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I am one that prefers to workout by myself....so doing videos at home suits me. No need to go anywhere, find child care, or dress for a gym. I add variety by changing up my videos regularly (though I definitely have my favorites). I also try new videos for free from the library.

As to motivation, I would definitely find what works for you. Maybe you and hubby can plan a few workouts per week together. Knowing that those are coming up helps get through workouts that you may need to do alone.

What about a workout partner, walking buddy, or youngster to help you out? I would rather walk with my 11-year-old son or teenage daughter or have them ride their bike alongside me We rarely do it, but it is a nice diversion, especially in the nice weather.

Finally, on days when I have a hard time getting started, I promise myself I will do 'just 10 minutes' of my workout. If I feel like continuing, I will. If I can't continue, I come back later and do another 10 minutes. And so on, until I'm done. Usually, once I start, I don't want to stop!

Good luck to you!

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CJBAGGINS
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8/9/12 8:03 P

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Work out more with him? Is that feasible? Or do your schedules not line up often enough?

Alternately, have you considered signing up for a race? I was very motivated when I signed up for my first 5K. I suddenly *had* to work out, and get out there running on my couch to 5K program, as there was no way I was going to waste money, nor be embarrassed on the race track.

I know others who sign up for a fun class - martial arts, boxing, dancing, zumba, swimming, etc. Or, join a team. Or try ballroom dancing. Lots of fun stuff out there.

Good luck finding something that fits your budget, but gets you moving in a fun way!

cj

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8/9/12 7:58 P

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Hi team, I'm having some problems with the usual and I know I should try something new but I enjoy the things I do. I'm just finding some days I'm not looking forward to working out. I always feel better but the motivation is starting to waiver some. Has anyone else gone through this? How long will it last? Any advice on getting out of this rut?

Just to add, this is not a problem when I exercise with my husband. It feels more like playing with my best friend then.

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