Just go do 15 minutes of something every day, go to the gym and walk for 15 minutes, take a 15 minute walk. That's all you have to do and then you're done. If for some reason you're up for more, go for it!
(Spoiler alert: That 15 minutes will turn into an hour before you know it.)
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It gets pretty boring running 20-30 minutes on the treadmill, or any machine in that matter. I like to run around 10-15 minutes on the treadmill, stretch, bike for about 10-15 minutes, then elliptical for 10-15 minutes. I break up my cardio with strength training. Mixing it up makes it feel shorter!
Thirty minutes on a treadmill or reclining bicycling seems a lot of time but if you set the display to time elapsed until you get to 15 minutes and time remaining for the last 15 minutes it just doesn't feel like much. After all it's only 15 minutes!
I know this is a head game but sometimes it helps you to keep on going. "I only have ___ minutes to go." or " I've only been exercising ______minutes." Breaking it up mentally into two segments just makes exercising more manageable.
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