Very interesting concept. Thanks for sharing that. I found that to be true as well on my gazelle when the counter worked. It hasn't worked in a long time. Now I just use the clock and I know about how many steps america on the move allows for the amount of minutes I'm on it. I have 10000 steps daily for a goal but have been doing over 12000 for April so far.
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I watch videos and DVDs on the treadmill. Last week I watched a three-part series on climbing Mt. Everest, and while watching those climbers, I thought, "If they can do that, I certainly can stay on this treadmill another 15 minutes!"
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A fitness scrapbook is a great idea. That would be very motivating!!
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I have been reading some of the comments about difficulty getting or staying motivated and I understand where you are coming from because I was there for several years. But not lately. Since SparkPeople I have been very motivated and I want to be sure I stay motivated. So, I've come up with a new system/goal. I am going to integrate my health and fitness into my hobbies. Huh? Here's how it works.
1. I love to read. I read all the time. (Sedentary Hobby#1) Now I read on the stationary bike. I read fitness magazines or other motivating materials.
2. I love scrapbooking (Sedentary Hobby #2) I was looking at one of those ideas on SparkPoints page about making a collage as a motivational tool and decided to make a fitness scrapbook. Anytime I read an article, get a tip, see a photo, etc. that I find helpful or motivating, I am going to cut it out and put it in my scrapbook. (When I get farther along, I will download some photos to show you what I'm talking about.)
So if you are concerned about your level of motivation- how might you turn your hobbies into motivation? Any other ideas?
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