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Treat yourself with the same respect & commitment that you give to your family or job. You schedule family stuff - soccer, doctor's appointments. You schedule job commitments. Do the same for yourself - schedule your exercise time - & stick to it. You won't find time, you have to make time.

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- Submitted by PAMBWS 6/6/2010 in Exercise | 16 Comments
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SABLEGRL 6/6/2010 8:28:00 AM

    I agree 100% you WON'T find time, you HAVE to make time. emoticon
FANNYMANSON 6/5/2014 10:28:00 PM

    Right on!
MYAKAYAH 5/25/2014 9:55:00 PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon agreed~
MAKING-PROGRESS 5/25/2014 8:04:00 PM

    Not only schedule it, but find a work out buddy to share "the appointment" with. Many a winter morning I did not want to go for my walk, but my neighbor showed up faithfully at my door. For her: she knew I was waiting so she had to at least get up and call if she was going to bail. Once up, why not put on shoes and GO
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BANNERMAN 5/25/2014 1:52:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
KHALIA2 5/24/2014 8:23:00 PM

    I AGREE!
AMBER461 5/24/2014 5:58:00 PM

    I agree 100% you don't find time you make time. Thanks for sharing.
PATRICIA-CR 5/24/2014 3:11:00 PM

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DELLMEL 5/24/2014 2:05:00 PM

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MAMAMOOSE54 5/24/2014 9:52:00 AM

    Great advice-I have a friend who recently retired and she said one of the most important lessons she has learned is that is has to get her exercise in everyday.
QUIPGIRL 5/24/2014 8:38:00 AM

    emoticon As my three year old niece would say...big thumbs up! This is an awesome reminder of how to be good to ourselves. I'm no morning person but like Soothingglow, I wake up at 4:45 to get my run/walk in on my treadmill before work. Even on the weekends. I know it's harder to do later in the day with all my family, work and church responsibilities. emoticon
VAINVT 5/24/2014 7:39:00 AM

    What a great way to put it - treat yourself with respect.
PYNETREE 5/24/2014 7:16:00 AM

    Makes sense! I seem to never have the time ~ but, if I schedule it in ahead of time, I can't say that!

Thanks!
CHEBBA 5/24/2014 5:21:00 AM

    You are right - many of us will 'fit it in' and often rather grudgingly, when domestic commitments and responsibilities start building up. Even washing a floor can seem surprisingly attractive when we're not in the mood to, say, do a gruelling exercise video session! We have a personal trainer 2-3 times a week so those are definite appointment times, and we go 'solo' too - once I get through the door of the gym I'm there and all the effort comes flooding. Thankfully, my DB is a keen gym man so no way will I let him think I'm a shirker... It's the 'between times' exercise at home which needs greater effort! But anything from 2-9 hours serious gardening most days helps me feel less guilty!
SOOTHINGGLOW 6/7/2010 1:14:00 PM

    This is absolutely essential! I have learned that I must wake up at 445 every weekday so that I can get my walk in without excuses. I dont care how tired I am, I just do it. I always start the day off feeling energized and accomplished.
CONNIE1-11 6/6/2010 8:35:00 AM

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