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Some days when I do not have the energy to do my cardio/exercise bike I tell myself at least do 10 minutes. Then it turns out once I get the first 10 minutes out of the way I can finish my daily goal even if I have to say to myself "just 1 minute more"

- Submitted by TABATHAMAX1 6/17/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments
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LEANMEAN2 2/9/2014 5:45:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
PIGGYWAY 1/24/2014 12:07:00 PM

BANNERMAN 1/24/2014 2:34:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
AMBER461 1/23/2014 8:24:00 PM

    Very good tip. I agree with everything you said.
SJKENT1 1/23/2014 2:36:00 PM

    This does work for me too!
DSHONEYC 1/23/2014 11:18:00 AM

    emoticon No trickery needed.

Just click your heels three times and repeat "I'd rather be walking".
LOVINGKATE 1/23/2014 11:07:00 AM

REMAREIS 1/23/2014 10:56:00 AM

    Good tip
RAESUN54 1/23/2014 10:24:00 AM

    I do this, I say I only feel like walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes, but then I see, I didn't walk enough so I say, 5 more minutes and I just keep going till I get tired.
Thanks for the tip.

PYNETREE 1/23/2014 9:18:00 AM

    I need to do this! Thanks for great tip..very encouraging!
MAURIZIA 1/23/2014 7:57:00 AM

    You are so right. It takes so much motivation to start, but once I get started, I'm on a roll and manage to get at least 30 minutes done.
VAINVT 1/23/2014 7:33:00 AM

    I agree. There are just days when you don't feel like exercise, and then you just have to do it. If telling yourself you're going to do a short workout works, good. The trick for me is that I ALWAYS feel better after I've exercised.
NANFACEMIRE1 1/23/2014 6:53:00 AM

    This happens to me too...Once I get started, I am happy that I did it because I usually get it all done.
WINGS77 6/17/2010 6:30:00 PM

    This is oh so true for me. I specially have to trick myself into starting with just 15 minutes of Elliptical and then end up with an hours worth :) emoticon
KLUVSTFORMERS 6/17/2010 12:10:00 PM

    OMG i do that as well i will tell myself "just do 30" (ellptical) by time i get to 30 im soo warmed up up that the rest of the 35 minutes flies by!!
DONNA1K 6/17/2010 11:57:00 AM

    PEPE865-my thoughts exactly ! I like to walk but there are some days that I wish I could click my heels & be done with it ! I always feel sooo much better after I'm done & don't regret that push to get myself out the door. emoticon
PEPE865 6/17/2010 9:52:00 AM

    I do this with my walking. Some days especially after work, I just want to sit and never move again. Then I put on my walkers and go. The 1st half mile is torture but then my goal of 3 miles is done and I'm still on the road looking for more destinations. It's not unusual to add another 3 and have to race the sun home.

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