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5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training

Exciting Exercise Goals to Shoot For



    I decided to not let the clock dictate my life or my schedule so I got rid of it by the bed. We all have a body clock which wakes us up when we're ready, although we may not think so. I'm awake at 4:30 a.m. although I don't necessarily get up at that time. I pray, go over my to do list, wacth a little T.V and normally, by that time, I'm ready to get up and start my day! Listen to your body and it's good to start on a weekend or on days you don't have to work. Let us know how you're doing! - 2/16/2010 10:54:40 AM
  • I thought it was just me who was having the time of my life trying to complete a pull up! What a great way to improve the strength in my arms and just getting it done. Thanx for the encouragement and means of training as I won't be so timid at the gym. - 2/16/2010 10:50:04 AM
  • thanks! I will have to put the pull up as one of my new goals. :) - 1/20/2010 11:07:49 AM
  • Thanks. - 1/12/2010 12:09:40 PM
  • Thanks for this article! Training for a 5k has been way more motivating for me than trying to lose a certain number of pounds by a certain date. I feel like I can control how hard and far I run much better than I can control how much weight I lose, and it's tremendously inspiring to go from someone who couldn't even jog to catch a bus, to running for 20 minutes straight! - 1/4/2010 6:48:56 PM
    these are really cool ideas. I never thought about using training for something as a goal, and the thing I like about these ideas is that even once you reach one, like say a marathon, you can always do the same goal again, but modify it. Like try to beat your time. cool! - 12/30/2009 6:40:08 PM
  • NO exercise for me!!I hate to exercise but really need to do it.I am an artist and walk over to my studio everyday and I consider THAT my exercise,even though I know better.I have an old tread mill that I actually walk on about once every six months.Hope to work up the energy to do more walking next year but for now NO exercise or dieting for me! - 12/29/2009 11:39:56 AM
  • In the past week or so, I have adjusted my body clock so that I am in bed by 9.30/10pm and am up by 6.30am. It feels soo great!! I get to go for a brisk walk/jog with my dog and if I don't have work too early, I squeeze in a Jillian Michaels workout DVD. I feel awesome for the rest of the day! In addition, I am more motivated to eat healthily and choose more nutrient-rich foods. - 10/9/2009 12:52:58 AM
  • I am totally a morning person. When I work out in the morning I feel good all day and it gives me the opportunity to sometimes squeeze in another workout or walk later! - 9/29/2009 5:08:39 PM
  • I totally agree with this article. I have been exercising every morning for 6+ weeks and I have noticed a huge difference. I just don't have time at night, but in the morning I can be done before the kids are even awake. My whole outlook on the day is so much better and I can face my day with a smile. - 9/29/2009 1:37:55 PM
  • I started exercising in the morning last friday-I typically wait until the evening. it was hard to get up, but once you're up, it is amazing how much better you feel throughout the day! - 9/29/2009 9:14:18 AM
    I agree with KCBarbie...I am currently running early in the morning because I don't want to overheat my dog, who runs with me, but as soon as the weather cools off, I'll go back to my late afternoon/early evening workouts. My problem is that even if I sleep enough, exercise relaxes me SO much that as soon as I finish showering and eating breakfast, I can't keep my eyes open. When I exercise later in the day, I don't have this problem, and I never have trouble going to sleep because the exercise works out the stress from my day. I don't have trouble disciplining myself to exercise when I have planned it, though, and nutrition isn't a problem either, since I plan my food so that I am ready to exercise when it's time. Morning exercise just wouldn't work for me during the school year when I have to teach (and think!) in the morning. It really just isn't for everyone--but I'm happy for everyone that has found it to be the solution for them. - 7/20/2009 7:23:39 PM
  • I just purchased a Wii fit game. I love working out with the Wii sports game in the evening after work. I too would love to get up in the morning and exercise before my day gets started. The problem is I am very attached to the snooze button on my alarm clock. Hopefuly, once I've set up my Wii fit, I am hoping to start getting up early to workout. I will share the results. I will either conquer being able to get up early and work out before my day begins or I simply will not be able to detach myself from the snooze button on the alarm clock. Time will tell!!!!! - 2/15/2009 11:11:07 AM
  • I can not say enough good things about exercising in the morning. It changed my life. Making the change was hard. What did it for me was finding a personal trainer to exercise with in the morning - I had to be there or I threw money away. If a personal trainer is not feasible, I recommend getting a workout buddy - preferably one who already exercises in the mornings.

    I no longer use a personal trainer, but I NEVER miss my morning workouts. - 12/29/2008 10:09:49 PM
  • I split the difference: I do about 20 minutes of free weights and cardio along with some stretching in the mornings, then go to the gym in the afternoon after I get home from work. I bring my gym bag with me so I can go straight there - if I stop at home to change I rarely make it to the gym.

    I really notice the difference when I skip my morning workout for any reason - I have a much harder time waking up and feel sluggish all day. I roll (sometimes literally) out of bed about 5 am every morning to get it done, but it's always worth it. - 10/29/2008 11:42:28 AM

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