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Pow Wow Dancing to Fitness

I am usually bored with most exercises. Exercise is especially hard during the winter months in Wisconsin. I am Native American and I am passionate about dance. So I found a way to make exercise fun. I go to YouTube and find a Pow Wow playlist and I play it while I dance around my house. Pow Wows aren't just for Native American people either. If you go to a Pow Wow they have dances called Intertribal where everybody regardless of race or clothes can get up dance. So everybody let's Pow Wow dance!

- Submitted by CHARITYM00N 3/15/2013 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Pedometer, Small Steps Add UP!

Refresh those basics!! I still believe in my pedometer ~ make those numbers go UP!
Happy 2013!!

Remember you can do anything you set your mind to.
Commit to it. One tiny step at a time to live healthier physically and mentally!!

Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything to reach your dream!

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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/2/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Make it FUN!

I'm more likely to stick with an exercise routine if it's fun, so I participate in activities that make me want to work out! Examples: Roller Skating, Swimming, playing games like Dance Central, Fruit Ninja, and YSFE 2012 or Biggest Loser on the Xbox Kinect.

- Submitted by PIXIESPARKLES 11/30/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Enjoy the Ride

Enjoy the ride and have fun while on this journey finding ways to be creative and changing things around as to not get bored or discouraged. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by DELGADITA69 8/21/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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See a "new you" once a week!

Take a front, side & back picture once a week. Try & stay in the same pose & place but change your clothes around! Name each photo with week & weight.

Save pictures in a folder on your desktop, upload to Spark People or you can even use a picture editor to combine all three pictures side by side & set the current picture as your profile picture on Spark People or set as desktop wallpaper!

The pictures allow you to see your progress in toning & weight loss instead of relying on the scale!

- Submitted by SWANATOPIA 4/23/2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Entertaining exercise at home!

I was introduced to Leslie Sansone walking DVDs right after I joined SparkPeople. I find that she is entertaining, and a 2-mile walk flys by! I have to credit a good portion of my success in sticking with the exercise to these workouts.

- Submitted by DEANA1003 4/17/2012 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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The Library Is Your Friend!

The other day I was in the library (I go there a lot for books, movies, and free WiFi), and I realized--Hey, they have workout DVDs I can check out for free here! So, I checked out "Bollywood Burn" and went home and tried it. It was fun and free! I know I'm not the only one who craves variety, and utilizing your local library is a great way to keep your workout fresh and exciting for free! I can't wait to try more! emoticon

- Submitted by BIKINIKITTY 3/6/2012 in Saving Money | 4 Comments
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Making Exercise Fun

Choose things that you enjoy doing for exercise. This will not only allow you to see exercising as fun, but you will be more likely to exercise consistently.

- Submitted by ANGELUS__QUINN 2/11/2012 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Happy New Year

Resolve to have more fun! Play is just as important as diet, hygiene or sleep!

- Submitted by FERRETLOVER1 12/30/2011 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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Summer Pool Time

Even when it seems like it's too hot outside to do anything productive...there is always a pool open somewhere. Swimming is a great way to burn calories without much effort. Just treading water helps burn those pesky calories in a jiffy. I went swimming for an hour yesterday then tracked it on here and it ended up being over 1000 calories burned. Last one in is a rotten egg!

- Submitted by ABERNARDS 7/19/2011 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Run the Amazing Race!

Doing something fun will keep you motivated, especially when you get results!
On our Spark team the Amazing Race Fans, we ran a virtual race around the world via our fitness minutes and by eating fruits & veggies and drinking water. It has been a big success and we are doing it again in July.
Contact me if you would like to join in for our next race.
Whether you do this or something else, make sure it is something you will enjoy so you stick with it!
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- Submitted by SANDYDOLLAR201 6/15/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Humour

Someone brought in cookies at work. Cathy took one & bit it. Then she looked over her shoulder at her hip & said, " how did you get down there? I haven't even swallowed yet & there you are." We had a riotous laugh. emoticon

- Submitted by FUSCHIA6 5/10/2011 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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Kitty litter and pet food!

When you feel cant see how far you have come, or how much weight you have lost, go to the store. Pick up a bag of pet food or kitty litter that weighs as much as you have lost (or multiple bags if need be). Walk up and down that isle once and you will see just how far you have come! emoticon

- Submitted by HOBBITGEEKGIRL 4/19/2011 in Motivation | 5 Comments
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Want to be motivated for Exercise? It's ok to PLAY

want to know how to stay motivated to exercize? emoticon It's simple make it fun! Play! When you were a kid it took no effort to get you to ride your bike right? you were playing. Same goes for exercize now. Find something that you want to do and PLAY!

- Submitted by SCONSOLE- 4/19/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Top 10 purposes of Sex

Sex has many purposes:

1. it is fun
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2. takes your mind off your worries
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3. makes you happy
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4. makes you feel sexy boosting your self image
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5. burns calories
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6. makes you thirsty, thus you drink more water
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7. gives you a boost of energy
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8. or puts you to sleep
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9. a great way to start your day
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10. a great way to end the day
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- Submitted by LUVMYQUE 4/13/2011 in Staying Healthy | 8 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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You are your greatest champion

Staying positive is mandatory for weight loss. When all else seems bazaar, stay true to yourself by remembering the reasons why you want to lose weight. In other words, do not let your circumstances control your weight.. Do it for you, do it for you!!!

- Submitted by SAPPYSASSY 3/21/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Make water fun and fancy!

I detest drinking water. It's boring. I decided to add cucumber and lemon slices to a pitcher of water. It tastes great, and feels fancy. Add more or less lemon and cucumber depending on your tastes.

- Submitted by FOOFIE45 3/19/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Dance games for Wii

Move with the family and have fun with Just Dance or Michael Jackson's Wii game emoticon

- Submitted by 1THINBSW 2/28/2011 in Exercise | 16 Comments
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Group Fitness

Need more motivation to get in the gym? I find that I am more dedicated to "gym time" because of all the fun group fitness classes. Zumba, Dance, Bootcamp, Step Aerobics, Spinning, you name your gym might have it! Seeing people that are different from me whether younger or older, smaller or larger doing the exercises with such dedication makes me step my game up! I can get an hour workout in and make new friends, who could ask for more?

- Submitted by LREESE03 2/14/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Wii Dance Fun!

If you like dancing Wii Just Dance games are a lot of fun. They get my kids moving too! I do it almost every evening. When it's fun, I'm less likely to quit. I plan to alternate with my Wii Fit board and program. Variety make for less boredom.

- Submitted by SHAWKA22 2/11/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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just dance!

When you get bored with your work out go on youtube and find a dance toturial so you can channel your inner Ciara, and then spend the nest hour practicing while listening to the radio. Major calorie burn and Fun!

- Submitted by EOSOCIALITE 1/26/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Belly Dancing Hip Scarf and House cleaning

To make cleaning fun --- I took out my belly dancing hip clanging/ jingling/shimming scarf and I wiggle to good, fast music and shimmy my way to a cleaner home and have fun at the same time. I might not be a good dancer but I like the uniform of a belly dancer.

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- Submitted by IOWADEB 1/23/2011 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Make it fun!

Cardiovascular exercise is excellent for strengthening your heart and lungs as well as being a great fat burner. But you don't have to stick to running or speed walking to do it. Try dancing, hula hooping, jumping rope or calisthenics. They're fun ways to sweat and burn calories!

- Submitted by BEMORESTUBBORN 1/20/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Clean House

Ok so not everyone loves to clean, but I think some heavy duty scrubbing is a great way to release stress, use up extra energy, and burn a few calories. You'll feel good about being active and what you've accomplished around the house.

- Submitted by KRAZYKIKI 1/15/2011 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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