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Start Small with an Exercise Fast Break

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  • I was soooooooooooooo over-weight when I started in Oct. 2009. I changed my eating habits and after losing 30 lbs. or so I started to exercise. Even though I was ungainly at first, I started to see results after a few weeks. Now, 56 lbs. later I'm an exercise machine!!!! I work out every day and couldn't imagine NOT doing it. I also find that working out helps me with my minor bouts of depression. I always feel better after a good "sweat".
  • I WILL TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME
  • After reading this I decided to start again! I've been meaning to ...
  • VALVAJ
    This article was encouraging. Reminds everyone that baby steps are good and not
    to feel defeated if you don't go all out everyday. Just keep going!
  • CBRIDE2B
    It's been years and years and years since I have had a regular exercise routine. I do the quick and easy: parking at the far end of the row, climbing the stairs, and occasionally walk a couple of miles or nordic trak. I'm getting married in October and going to Colorado for our honeymoon--apparently this will involve some horseback riding, hiking etc. My cousin mentioned SparkPeople in an email the other day and here I am. I know time is short but my efforts will begin today and will continue (I pray). The comments I've read have been both motivating and encouraging. My exercise "style" seems to be geared to the 15-minute and I really relate to KimberlyPaige99's pain experience when I recently walked the mall with my daughters and grandchildren and learned that you really can "shop til you drop!" I've gathered my equipment and I'm ready to start with stretching and who know where that will lead . . . I'll keep you posted.
  • KMAT324
    This article made me feel better with struggling to get going. Simply things like walking, stretching, and taking the stairs are already in my daily routine so I'm not as bad off as I thought. The more intense exercises though is what I need to work on and my goal here is simple while I get up to stratch. Just do a little more than before...
  • i like this article. i've been beating myself up because I don't feel up to the 45 min workout dvd i brought, so I don't workout at all. but I realize I can do it in 15 min intervals throughout the day. some exercise is better than none.
  • Exercise has become my best friend. However, as I need it most, like most self-care I have not been following a consistent routine. I have, begun using wii fitness, but sometimes just doing that seems like an effort. I know something is better than nothing so I do what I can to keep moving knowing this is one of my best defenses against the depression,
  • It is good to be reminded of this. I have exercised in the past but always jump back to it at a full blown speed and sometimes get hurt that way.
  • This article makes sense, I will start slow, because I want my weightloss to be something long term and beneficial for the long haul.. Ive been absent from the working out for at least a year, so I will dedicate 20mins every day for days a week..
  • I'm going to try this because I am struggling with the exercise thing. I'll start tonight with getting 8 hrs. sleep. Thanks for the article.
  • I need to remember not to use the "All or Nothing" mentality. I tend to throw myself into an exercise routine full steam ahead and of course I over whelm myself and stop it. I've saved this article to reread to help me not keep up that cycle.

    Great article.
  • I used this method when starting out..no knowing it had a real name!! It works! I didn't exercise for years before starting. If I started at full throttle, I would have quit...again! I can't live without exercise now!!
  • I am so happy I found this article especially since I am working my way back into a fitness regiment after being sedentary for 9 months. It really helped me to get an understanding of why I shouldn't be so gung-ho to overdo exercises..... doing that would only make it harder for me to stick to it if I become sore or injured.
  • I love fast breaks. I love to do something active away from my office desk when possible. The movement starts the blood to move around in my body once again and it refreshes me.

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