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I keep a waist twisting disk in the living room. I twist on it everytime I get up to get a snack, during every commercial, or at the end of every row on the scarf I'm crocheting, etc. Slides under the couch when company comes. I keep a mini trampoline in the next room. I walk on it every time I pass that door. Chiropractor is worried about me bouncing on it but the gentle bouncing while walking is great for the whole system.
I always jump into things with two feet. But going too fast has only brought me injuries. I'm learning to set more long term goals and realizing that 2 or 3 months of exercise after years of inactivity do not make me an athlete ..yet.
I do not like to exercise. Walking, running, spinning, swimming, etc. bores me to death. I have found out that "dancing" (If you can call what I do dancing) with Wii's Just Dance gives a great work out (if I choose fast paced songs) and I enjoy it.
I am keeping the follwing four A's in mind: Avoid, Alter, Accept and Adapt. Whenever I feel my head is ready to pop from stress i'm going to look at the root cause and determine which one of the 4 A's can be applied.
Exercise is the key to feeling great. We all know that, but some days, we just don't feel motivated to move AT ALL. My trick, on those days, is to do at least the warm-up portion of the DVD, walking/running program, etc. Stop after that if you want, but I bet you won't!!
I eat or drink several healthy chocolate products daily which has been shown (and I sure see it in my life) to maximize the body's immune system, energy level and overall feeling of wellness.
Always get your exercise in first thing in the morning - Why? If you don't there are always other things that will become a priority - giving you excuses not to exercise - Exercising first things frees up the day for the rest of life to happen. JUST DO IT!!!
I'm sure we've all heard the suggestion of using smaller dishes, but how about smaller silverware. Using a salad fork instead of a dinner fork and a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon to encourage slower eating for people who have become accustomed to inhaling their food (like me). I've noticed it makes a big difference--especially with using a smaller spoon.