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3/15/10 3:33 P

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I have read about it. HIIT is the "new hip thing".

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3/15/10 12:17 P

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I like to do HIIT; High Intensity Interval Training. It makes working out faster and burns twice the calories. Here is what I do:
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90 seconds warm up
30 seconds as fast as I can move
1 minute recovery
30 seconds as fast as I can move
repeat the whole cycle for 12-15 minutes.
It makes the process go much faster and burns way more calories. If you want to learn more check out an article I wrote in my column:
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--workouts


I also do yoga and weight lifting. I hate cardio, so HIIT really works for me.



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2/24/10 9:55 P

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I a lso find it hard to get myself motivated. I find the Spark 10 min DVD's a lifesaver. I get up at 5:30 and usually do my 10 min before breakfast. Also check out the video's here. I did a stretch band one while watching TV. REally helps things.

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2/24/10 9:55 A

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I try and get off of work at the same time tues/thurs (cardio days) so that I get to the gym and then reward myself with dinner afterwards. Kinda a short term reward system.

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2/18/10 2:31 P

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I started with getting up earlier to get my stretches,yoga, etc., exercises in -- and it didn't take long that it became a natural thing for me to do! I love it! Same with my daily exercising -- everything seems to be just a part of my day and I no longer look at it as "having" to make the time -- it just happens!

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2/16/10 6:44 P

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I also have always had a hard time fitting in exercise - and it's true - it's all about how bad you want it. Like right now, I am posting and putting off the treadmill! :)

I find I get myself moving by aiming for a small period of time and then once I get going I am able to go for a while!

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LADYFREEGATE Posts: 39
2/15/10 12:07 P

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The walk during the lunch break is a very good idea; 10 minutes, especially when you plan your lunch around it, zips along almost as fast as you can blink!

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2/12/10 8:53 P

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A pedometer motivates me!

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2/7/10 11:13 A

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I fit my workouts in 3 mini workouts per day. I started off with just one workout and slowly added the extra 2 over time. I do my 1st workout in the morning before work, a 10 minute sparks video for lunch and a 10-30 minute kickboxing workout or my 5K training after work. These smaller workouts allow me to obtain my workout goals. I know once I found my passion in workouts (which is kickboxing), I no longer dread my workouts. I suggest finding a workout that you love and you will find it easier to squeeze into your busy schedule. emoticon

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2/6/10 8:35 P

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I started by getting a walk in as soon as I get home.

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2/5/10 7:15 P

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Thanks everyone,

I really like the ideas. I'll make sure I read the 10 minute exercise post also.

Big thanks to everyone.

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2/5/10 5:11 P

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MIke, what I do is, when I get hoe and all I want to do is to sit in front of the tv, I tell myself. I am going to (insert here: walk, play tennis, swim) only for 5 minutes. and I go for it. Just for 5 minutes. Most often I put in 30 minutes easy. Once I started it is not that bad....

Of course, people at my apt complex think I am nuts, since I get home from work at 11 pm... LOL

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2/5/10 3:23 P

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mike...you have to sincerely "want it"...when you do,you'll make the time to exercise...until that time comes...you won't!!

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2/5/10 3:05 P

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Perhaps you could start with a small goal - you will walk or exercise one day a week for at least 10 minutes, or make it one day a week for a half hour and build from there. Keep this until you have done it consistently for at least 2 weeks - then add another day to make it 2.

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2/5/10 2:54 P

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Maybe you should read the thread "Ideas for 10 minutes of exercise". There are some great ideas there... emoticon

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How about taking a brisk walk during your lunch break or exercising during your shows until the commercials? I have a step that my hubby made me that I use during the shows. Step up and step down. Gets the heart going and I can still watch shows with the family and be a part of the family instead of in another room working out or being at the gym.

"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers."
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2/5/10 1:32 P

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Hey Folks,

I could use a little advice. I am doing well with the diet but I'm finding it hard to exercise.
As with most folks I am pretty busy and it seems like when I have the time to exercise I don't have the energy. I am up at 5 and out the door at 6 AM.. Then it off to work and back home by 5 PM. By then all I really want to do is sit in my favorite comfy chair and relax.

I would really appreciate any suggestions.

thanks,
Mike aka STARTING-MY-40S

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Finish Wk 3 C25K – new Skullcandy ear buds - done
Finish Wk 4 C25K – Chiropractor and Massage
Finish Wk 5 C25K - new ipod App & itunes card

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