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Active While Researching

I'm on my computer most of the time so whenever I watch a documentary or film, I walk in place till I cover two miles. A win-win. ............................................................................................................................................................................

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Fit Bit or Activity Tracker

Using my Fit Bit has helped to motivate me to exercise more. I am always joining challenges and pushing myself beyond what I thought I could do. I think I am addicted to Fit Bit. lol Better than the food I used...

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Change up your workouts!

Always add different works each day! Maybe alternate your workout from abs, strength training and flexibility. Also, want to make sure that your getting in the right amount of cardiovascular before you do the other exercises. You don't want to exercise non stop cardiovascular, but rather do it in in...

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Just 10 Minutes

I began the weight loss portion of my journey first. Figuring, at some point, I would want to exercise. I never got to that point.

When I started Sparkpeople, I was not one who exercised. I would start a program or activity but I stopped more times than I started.

Any excuse worke...

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Observations on Exercise or the Lack Thereof


I've noticed that whenever I am chained to my desk on a deadline, my weight loss flat-lines. The day after I go on a walk, it improves dramatically. I wouldn't know this if I hadn't tracked my weight. The g...

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Sweat and Tears

I remember when I was still extremely over-weight. I would go to the gym with my inspiration. She was where I am now and she can run and run and run and run. Without stopping. I would be walking at an incline and be out of breath and achy and near tears every single time. There was one time in ...

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Dancin' on the Treadmill

I love using the treadmill while listening to upbeat music. My mp3 has Irish jigs and salsa. I dance on that treadmill by moving my hips, arms and feet in different ways.

Exercise can sometimes get so repetitive it is boring and if you get bored, you will eventually give up. By listening...

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Just get moving!

Some days are better than others. Some weeks are better than others. Most importantly just get moving. Even if it is for 10 minutes, that is 10 minutes closer to healthy than you we're! I find if I tell myself just do 10 minutes, I usually keep going. I often will grab 10 minutes here, 15 there an...

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Walking Tip(s) Without a Treadmill

I never could walk more than 10,000 steps a day and couldn't figure out how on Earth people could walk 20,000+ a day. It boggled my mind! When I started back eating right and exercising this time I was determined to do my best and use the lessons I've learned in the past to help me along this time. ...

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Do what you love!

We enjoy hiking, dancing, and roller/inline skating. I added ankle and wrist weights to my dancing to incorporate strength training into what I love doing.

If you love doing it, it will never feel like work and you will keep doing it. Vary your activities so it is never boring and your body d...

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