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Park farther away from the office and walk or bike to work

take a bike to work, park farther away, skip the parking fees (save money) and get a little cardio in while you bike. Often takes the same amount of time as walking!

- Submitted by THADCALL 3/23/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Raisins are nature's candy bar-- good for preventing the BONK

Biking high intensity, taking a raisin break, and then biking the second half is what keeps me going. I'll eat 1.5 ounces of raisins which are loaded with fructose. It's great for taking a break on the mountain bike trail, and not only motivates me to push on the return home ride but also fuels my energy.

- Submitted by ARCSPARKS 5/2/2012 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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POWER IN NUMBERS!!

I recently went on my FB and sent out a message looking for people to exercise with for five days a week after my work-out buddy and i developed conflicting schedules. To my surprise so many people were looking for the same thing. I find myself wanting to do even more so now I am exercising at home on my bike watching an hour long t.v. show first thing in the morning before I leave with a friend to where ever. Its great I'm able to be more motivated and its creating a lil club of our own!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 1/10/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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LOST 10 LBS WATCHING T.V.

I bought a stationary bike back in January and made a deal with myself. I got really into this t.v. series that had been out for long enough to be canceled and I bought the whole series. Each episode is 45 mins long ( no commercials) and I sit on that bike and watch my show every morning. Sometimes twice a day. Anyhow now I decided I will no longer watch t.v. at all without being on my bike even if its only 15 miles an hour I still have to be on it. emoticon

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 7 Comments
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Easy Interval Training

I made a mix of music that helps with putting intervals in my walk. I pick music that I like with the pace in mind. I start out with a couple of songs that have a beat that matches my warm up speed, then up the pace a bit until I'm at my target walking speed. For the rest of the workout, I vary the pace from song to song and by matching my pace to the beat, instant intervals! When I get tired of the selection, I just make a different mix. Works for walking, running biking etc. Enjoy!

- Submitted by LARRYHARWOOD 8/30/2011 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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My inspiration/mot
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Single mom of 13 yr old girl here. I taught her about roller skating (quads, old school) and she loves it. We joined local roller derby leagues! Very good exercise and she pushes me when I don't want to move. We also have started biking together. Keeps her out of trouble and keeps me active.

- Submitted by BETAMAXX21 4/9/2011 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Chase your kid as they ride their bike

Think your child is too small to exercise with you? I walk or run after my 4 y/o as he rides his bike ahead of me. I have him stop at every intersection so I can catch up. It keeps my pace up, helps me to keep an eye on him, and encourages family exercise. He is always shouting, "Run Mom!" when I slow down, so it's like having a free personal trainer!

- Submitted by CAMDENCYCLIST 8/30/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Make a game out of it!

It can be tough to get your cardio in when you see it as exercise. Instead, make a game of it. Compete against a friend or do what I'm doing- and imaginary cross country trip!

- Submitted by NWEITE 7/20/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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State of shock

Sometimes to break through a plateau I have to shock my body. This sometimes includes adding in a different type of workout...instead of running, I swim. Or workout 2x a day.
Changing up my eating routine helps too. Eat at the low end of calories one day and near the hi end the next.

- Submitted by GOOFY4RUNNING 6/25/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments
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Motivation to get out and moving

I don't view my bi-weekly walks and bike rides as 'exercise' - instead, I look at them as opportunities to catch up w/a friend, get the dogs outside, explore the world outside, smell the salt air... if I treated my rides as exercise, for example, I suspect I'd never get on the bike :)

- Submitted by SEISMOGEEK 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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