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I have a music work out playlist. It plays all the songs, from my pop music phase, along with Broadway musicals. Songs, that I can sing along with while I am working out. That way, when I can't do the exercise on the tape I can dance to the music to keep moving.
If you smile when you are in a bad mood, you feel happier. The same for exercise. If you aren't in the mood to work out, fake it. Turn up the music, make your moves as if you mean it, pretend you are in an exercise video if that helps. After a few minutes you'll find energy and work out for real.
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.
I always clean to some great, upbeat music. Just like at the gym, the music keeps me moving at a good pace and any dance breaks I take just burn more calories (and add some fun!).
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