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11/18/13 12:20 A

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I know this is an old post but I'm so glad I came across it. I haven't been exercising lately and I really needed this. Thanks to all of you who posted the great ideas. emoticon

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6/25/13 8:40 P

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i get off my but and do something for at leat 5 minutes. i think of something i would like to do and at what intensity and start. most of the time i keep going. getting started can be the hard part.

Don't forget to be awesome.


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4/22/13 10:47 A

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Delete the word 'excuse' from your vocabulary.

Put post it notes around the house and work that have the three words "Just Do It"

Edited by: 4EVERNESS at: 4/24/2013 (00:12)
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4/20/13 10:53 P

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I exercise first thing in the day.

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

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4/19/13 10:20 P

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i blogged on this yeserday

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4/9/13 9:22 P

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i think of movements i like doing and then just get up and start moving. i either do some light cleaning/ organizing or i go downstairs and start with some kind of exercise.

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2/22/13 12:49 A

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i start with 10 minutes at a time.
sometimes a little light yoga gets me moving.
sometimes if i am sleepy, i try to clean/organize for about 5 minutes as i wake up then i may want to workout.

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9/4/10 10:20 A

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Wow, thanks for the post. I've been sick with fever the past week and my asthma has been horrible. Regardless I went a joined a 24hour gym. I can't wait to get started once I'm well enough. Ready to go!

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9/3/10 1:57 P

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WOW .. I think this was made for me. Got me thinking alot! Thank you!

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9/2/10 9:33 A

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This was a good read --- I know my pattern falls into don't want to/too tired/too busy. It is still an uphill battle but at least identifying my self-talk is a step in the right direction.

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I was looking through some past motivation an inspiration posts and thought this was amazing!! Glad you shared with our team!

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Thanks for sharing this list! I needed it today...

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11/25/09 4:28 A

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Very True emoticon

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11/23/09 10:09 P

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Thanks for sharing. Good information!

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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11/23/09 1:01 P

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Thank you! I've copied it in full. I've copied the 10 headings only. I've sent it to friends and family.
It's going to be great for those "don't feel like it" days!

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses. - Dan Sullivan, business coach

The unknown monster under the bed is always scarier than the dust bunny reality. - SP Healthy Reflection 29Nov2009

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

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11/23/09 12:12 P

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cool thanks



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11/23/09 10:13 A

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It is very appropriate. Thank you for contributing it to your team. I've copied this for my file.




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11/23/09 9:27 A

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whoo hoo ! Great post!

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11/23/09 6:59 A

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This was posted on my EE team and thought it was appropriate to share on this team. Hope you all don't mind.

How to Overcome Your Exercise Excuses

By Jeanne Faulkner
Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board

What's the best way to battle your top 10 exercise excuses? Create a better top 10. Read on for tips on how to go from flabby to fit and apathetic to enthusiastic by throwing your exercise excuses out the window.

1. It's boring - I'll find a way to make it fun. Nobody says you have to spend your 30 minutes/ 5 days per week (recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) doing the same old exercises. Get off the treadmill and jog outdoors. Ditch the rowing machine and rent a kayak. Hate walking? Try skating. Beat the boredom by finding activities you like to do.

2. It's expensive - It's priceless. There are countless ways to exercise that don't include expensive equipment and a gym membership. Walking the dog is free once you buy shoes and a leash. Go online to find free and community exercise opportunities. Jump rope. Rake the yard. The money you'll save on doctors from being sedentary is worth every penny you'll spend on fitness.

3. I'm too old - There's no such thing as too old. The Journal of the American Medical Association says, "Keeping active and remaining fit can help prolong your life and prevent or delay illnesses or disabilities as you grow older. Being active helps lower your risk of falls and developing heart disease and diabetes and can help you live on your own longer. "

4. I'm too busy - I can find the time in my hectic schedule. You're not that busy. You're just not making health a priority. Walk on the treadmill when you watch TV. Run on your lunch hour. Ride your bike to work. Break up daily exercise into three ten-minute segments. You'll add years to your life.

5. I'm too tired - I'd love to have more energy. Exercise is like an energy bank. The more you exercise, the better your circulation, oxygenation, and metabolism. By the time you've walked down the block, you'll feel far more energized than if you'd stayed home.

6. I don't like it - I can learn to like, or even love it. Make exercise a treat instead of a chore. Try new sports. Mix things up. Reward every workout. Pick a movie you only watch when on the treadmill. Put your favorite music or an audiobook on your iPod. You just may find yourself having a good time.

7. I don't want to - I'll do it anyway. Laziness is a common but poor exercise excuse. Working up a little sweat is great for your body and will improve your health in countless ways.

8. I don't know how - I'm willing to learn. Don't let ignorance be your exercise excuse. If you can walk, you can exercise. If you can lift a laundry basket, you can lift weights. Log on to the American Academy of Family Physicians for a basic "how to."

9. I don't see results - I'm feeling better. It's what's happening on the inside that's most important. Your cardiovascular, respiratory, and psychological health improves immediately. Your washboard abs? That might take a while longer. Stick with it, and reap the benefits of internal and external beauty.

10. The weather's bad - It's the perfect day to exercise. If the weather outside is frightful, bring your workout indoors. Too hot? Take a dip in the pool. Too cold? You'll warm up quickly once you get moving. Take charge, and make every day a "fit day." There's no excuse not to.



Stop talking and do! Stop complaining and act! Stop blaming and start owning your life.


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