We all have our moments when we do not feel like exercising. When I have those moments I always say, "just do 10 minutes and that's all". By time the 10 minutes are up, I am motivated to continue. When you are done, congratulate yourself for a job well done.
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My way to be sure I get some exercise every day is to start while I'm still in bed. I do bicycle legs lying in or on my bed. Then when I stand up I keep going with some squats & arm circles & other things. It gets me awake & moving & even if I don't get to the big stuff later, I've done SOMETHING!
I do at least 10 minutes worth now, but started very small.
I started with a commitment to do 10 minutes of exercise a day 109 days ago. Some days it was hard just to get that 10 minutes in. I gradually upped my daily goal to 15 minutes and shoot for 200 cardio minutes per week. But it started with a commitment for 10 minutes a day. THIS goal alone has been the most important change I've made while on spark people
I only count in my 10 minutes - walking in my neighborhood, getting on the elliptical, doing the WII, etc. I don't count, the time I'm walking in the grocery store shopping or gardening, though those activities also burn calories. I make it deliberate -put on my sneakers and do something different.
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