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Just like the old TV show, my daughter and I pick a secret word of the day. When someone says it, you have to do a selected activity like dance in place for 30 seconds or 10 jumping jacks. We limited it at just home at first, but now include daycare too. She thinks it's hilarious and I get a few extra chances to exercise.
If you're building up your home gym with free weights, tubing, fitballs, etc, try checking with a small local gym or personal trainer for suggestions. Sometimes they get discounts for larger orders and if your order gets them closer they'll give you wholesale price. The equipment is usually more durable and there's a larger variety than big box or sporting goods stores. For a few extra bucks, a trainer (especially new ones) will usually teach you how to use your new stuff too!
Minute for Minute Target has the best prices on Fitness DVD's. Great selection, and most of the companies represented (Gaiam, Biggest Loser, etc) offer extra values, like a subscription to Fitness magazine, online yoga trial, and that sort. Best sales are October, January, and late March.
I get off track when things get busy: when school starts, holidays, etc. Learned this from my kindergarten daughter. I set out a good breakfast and set out my exercise clothes THE NIGHT BEFORE. Mornings won't require thinking and the day is already off to a good start.
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