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Give Your Workout a SparkStart

5-10 Minutes to Major Momentum


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  • I love this idea!

    - 11/18/2010 6:11:14 PM
  • The second person in the article: that could very easily be me. I look forward to doing what she "will" do. - 10/29/2010 12:56:39 PM
  • Mr. Spark must have a crystal ball because I feel he wrote this article for me. I just can't seem to motivate myself. I'm tired all the time, when I get home from work all I want to do is lie down. I took a good assesment of myself over the week-end and know I need to start eating the right foods, take Vitamins and exercise. I check this email this morning and SURPRISE I find this article. IiT WAS A GREAT SHOT IN THE ARM. - 10/25/2010 9:34:33 AM
  • I remember when I first started to workout last year. I was 250 lbs. I dieted down to 230, then I started out slow with old videos, maybe 3 days a week until I felt stronger. Now I'm 157 and working out 5 or 6 days a week. Working out is second nature now. I always feel better after a good sweat!!! - 10/25/2010 9:07:49 AM
    Agree 100% with this article. Just another example of SparkPeople's focus on things that work for real people in the real world.
    The only thing that I would add is that your initial goal should be to make your workouts FUN and something that you look forward to. Unless you are a pro athlete you can meter the intensity and duration of your workouts by how good you feel. Start out with the SparkStarts and you will soon feel great. After awhile you will build momentum but may start getting bored - that's when its time to ratchet it up a notch. - 10/23/2010 11:29:46 AM
  • I'm getting my Line Dance DVD ready for a 10 minute play every morning before I start my real day! - 10/7/2010 12:06:49 AM
  • Great point. Long term success is all about making healthy choices a habit. - 7/22/2010 2:45:52 PM
  • I agree with SparkGuy's quote about 5-10 minute workout, it really does make a difference, especially when either just starting or even feel too lazy to start fitness regime! So, whenever I'm get bored with my current workout and start to skip, I just mix some cardios for at least 10-min just to get back on track. The trouble is, I'm very fast to get bored, haha. - 6/1/2010 7:39:50 PM
    Great ideas for my lunch break. We get 30 minutes which isn't great for any "real" exercise but these workouts are entirely doable. - 4/21/2010 8:20:12 AM
    Great ideas for my lunch break. We get 30 minutes which isn't great for any "real" exercise but these workouts are entirely doable. - 4/21/2010 8:19:56 AM
    Yes Misty I agree, I had the same experience with Arthrtis!! The more I exersized the better it pain I mean...less pain rather than more!!! - 4/17/2010 8:45:27 PM
    I used to think that I couldn't exercise because I hurt to much from arthritis. Ever since I've been walking I feel better than I have in a long time. Hope this helps somebody! - 4/7/2010 9:25:28 AM
  • Thank you I believe that this is something that my be quite helpful.
    Clyn204 - 2/28/2010 8:37:16 PM
  • wow what a great article, these are all things that could be done when getting up in the morning or just before bed i will definately attempt to get some into my day - 12/29/2009 7:14:39 AM
  • Thanks for the great article. I will definitely read it when I'm feeling overwhelmed and need a little reminder that slow and steady wins the race. - 12/1/2009 12:58:57 PM

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