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Recently I REALLY HAVEN'T BEEN LOOSING ANY WEIGHT. SO I CHANGED SOME OF MY STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES AND ADDED DANCING. I STILL DO MY 45 MINUTES OF WALKING DAILY. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE WHEN I WEIGHED IN THIS MORNING I HAD LOST 3 POUNDS. YEAH !!!!!
Don't have a stopwatch or a timer? Check your cell phone options, there just might be a stopwatch hidden in your organizer folder. That's where I found mine, and I use it now to track things like grass cutting, walks not set to timed music, moving boxes, etc.
When I'm exercising and I get to the point that is pushing myself, where I really want to stop, I begin chanting the things I envision for myself. "Butt smaller, waist smaller, hips smaller, thighs smaller" . Its kind of funny but it helps get me thru.
Morning Workouts are my secret to success. I'm at the gym by 5:45 am. After working out for an hour, I hit the sauna, shower and dress for work. I feel good all day and I don't worry about being too tired at the end of the day. The only down side: It cuts into my TV time. boo-hoo
Work out while watching exercise infomercials - it can be more motivating than a typical fitness show because you see 'before & after' results in addition to actual exercise AND a trainer shouting YOU CAN DO IT!! It keeps me thinking I can do it too, even though I'm not using the promoted product.
If I am going to watch TV, I do it while exercising. I have some shows I tape during the week and watch them, fast forwarding through the commercials, when I ride on my stationary bike, or walk/run on the treadmill. This allows me to get a workout in and watch shows instead of being a couch potato.