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The Secret Fun of Activity!

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I am a person who loves to work out! Most of the time. But I am a very busy mom of 5, with one still home part time and the other 3 younger still growing and homeschooling.
We love to just be active!
What does that mean?
My secret is that it HAS to be FUN or it won't last. Then y...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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excercising daily without hesitation

I set my alarm everyday for 6:30 Am., when my alarm goes off I do not allow myself to lay in bed. I immediately get up and get dressed, this helps me to not talk myself out of working out. I do not give myself the time or the chance. Works great. I have worked out every morning and evening without h...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can It All Adds Up!

Whenever I can, I try to do little bits of physical activity as often as I can throughout the day, even when Im at work.

If the weather is nice, I take the opportunity to go walking. If I am on a coffee break (15 minutes), I take a brisk walk around the perimeter of my office building. If...

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The Conference Room Walking Track

I work from a remote office and I often have to call in for conference calls and meetings. We call it "sitting on the table". Most of the time I spend listening, but it has to be active listening, so I can catch the important points of the speaker. I can't risk getting side-tracked by surfing the We...

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I Am Going To HIIT It

I love the HIIT workouts but as I get older I have to know my limitations on each exercise. Grant it I can still move and grove with the best of them but now I have a shoulder / muscle injury from trying to do an ackward dance move from my upper body.

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Exercise and keep health habits

The more active you are, the better.. Exercise boosts your heart health, builds muscle and bone strength, and wards off health problems.

Aim for 2 and a half hours of moderate activity, like brisk walking or dancing, every week. If you're OK with vigorous exercise, stick to 1 hour and 15 minu...

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Stepping to Greatness!

A little contraption called the FitBit, saved my life. After a brief health scare, my doctor prescribed 10,000 steps a day. Since that time, I have worked my way up to an average of 12,000 steps per day! And the weight is melting away, slowly but surely.

The thing I love about FitBit is the ...

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An excuse for every occasion.

I hate exercise. I do not like to sweat. I do not like gym wear, or shopping for gym wear. I do not like the smell of a gym, or the smell of sweat. Shall I go on? I truly have a million excuses to not go to the gym. To not walk, to not do much that looks like exercise.

So, instead of focu...

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Set yourself up to win.

Set yourself up to win. Begin making exercise a part of your life by setting small, attainable exercise goals. A goal such as, "1 hour of exercise first thing everyday" is too big of a goal. It is unrealistic and unattainable and therefore, self-defeating. Set smaller goals. It is always better to ...

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