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After getting some info from a friend I decided to get a Fitbit. I love walking and to keep the motivation alive, I take different directions. I have the privilege to live in the country side and can choose for flatter roads or more hilly. My Fitbit tracts an accurate reading of the difference; it helps me to make the right choice depending of what I need to accomplish.
I love: playing table tennis, x-country skiing, biking and canoeing and any exercises that will enhance this activities. And all this enhance my life so I like them all.
I try to wear 'exercise wearable clothes' most days (yoga pants). Right when I wake up, 10 minutes elliptical or aerobics; while dinner is cooking, 10 minutes of crunches, etc) so I'm always exercise ready. So on days I don't get a workout in at the gym, I can squeeze in 30 minutes or so easy!
i find that when i have extra time to wait, on a bus ride or a train ride, i squeeze in some jumping jacks or i go for a walk. on a bus, i do some reaching and stretching on long rides. waiting at a doctor's office, i will go for a short walk or do some deep breathing exercises.
Listen to old favorites on YouTube. It's a wonderful mood lifter. Enjoy the nostalgia! I made up about 38 minutes worth of songs to work out and cool down to. Here are the songs that pick up my mood dramatically: Here You Come Again, Real Love, Home, Down on the Corner, Mountain Music, Roll On, All I Ever Need is You, Love is Like a Butterfly, Maybe You Should Know, You decorated my Life, You light up my life, To Me.
Reflection is my stress reduction secret. Since I began this journey to live a healthy lifestyle and do the things I have always dreamed of doing I have started to reflect on how far I have come. This helps me realize if I can do this I can concur what ever challenge is placed in front of me and I can find the resources I need to do it.