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Every single day of your life, Exercise!!

I exercise every single day, planned and at gym or impromptu dance, it ALL counts!! Make a commitment to exercise every day, track on your fitness tracker, build the habit faster, take the guesswork/procrastination out of 'should I or not today' YES, you do it EVERY single blessed day :D

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EXERCISES

EXERCISE IS GREAT

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Flexibility

I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio.

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Sneaking in Exercise

I do push ups on my desk during the day when I need a break or do tricep dips. Once you start seeing the difference in your arms you'll make sure you find time to do them.

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Video Work Out Burn Out

I've been switching the same workout videos up for a while now, and have been getting pretty burnt out. So, today I put on a really upbeat record, muted the tv, and did the workout to the music that I had it. It was great. I felt like I had more energy!!

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Homemade Kettlebells from Coffee Canisters

I save two empty plastic coffee canister with handles (Folgers). Then I put sand in them and had my husband secure the lids with small screws. VOILA! Kettlebells for free.

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exercising in water gives a fantastic workout

Doing simple exercises in a pool gives a great workout while being really easy on joints and you don't feel the soreness as much. Great way to start exercising if you haven't in a long time. You can build up to stronger movements and add styrofoam tools to increase intensity as you go along.

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"There is no elevator!" Neo had it right. :)

When I get in to work in the a.m., I take a trick from Neo's (the guy from The Matrix) playbook & tell myself "There is no elevator!' Just like the kid who helped Neo "free his mind" from the Matrix, I pretend my building doesn't have an elevator & happily take the stairs to my 4th-floor office!

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Dance in your seat

Due to an ankle fusion done Dec. 1st, exercise as been difficult so I started playing music at my shop and dancing in my chair while working on the computer.

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Ab crunches while driving :)

You can easily do crunches while driving...just be sure you're sitting correctly and pull your ab muscles in and release. I can easily fit in 100 on my way to work... Sometimes to challenge myself, I hold them in for an entire song - much harder than it sounds :)

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