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I found it hard to get exercise in with work and family and all. Instead of calling someone, I walk to their desk now. I also try to take a couple of breaks during the day and walk at least 2 miles throughout the work day. Great way to break up the day and get some exercise.
Delete the negative word plateau from your vocabulary. It can be a holding pattern or time of rest for your body. It is probably the most awful word in dieting other than backslide. Be positive by saying in abeyance. You are awating the next step in your upward spiral. Anyone with a better word?
When I don't feel like working out I push myself to at least start doing a workout, aiming for 1/2 my normal time. When I reach that goal I keep going, thinking since I already started, why not do another half? I always feel really good at what I've done by that point, why not feel even better?
With two kids at home and a Husband that works night i have found that walking 2 miles at 4:30 A.M. with a friend Monday through Friday is great! not to mention a fun time! then for workouts i do them in the kitchen while i cook our dinner!Works great. :)