Instead of trying to jump my cardio, I set goals for myself of increasing by a small percentage over a period of time to let it become ingrained. This prevents me from hurting myself by straining something which has been a real issue for me since I started out to get healthy.
As an example, right now I am burning 255 calories during my 35 minutes on the treadmill. Once I am comfortably doing a little over that number for at least ten sessions, I will start trying to hit at least 260 for ten sessions, etrc.
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Take it one day, or even one meal at a time. And start small. Maybe you add one additional serving of fruit or veggies per day. Maybe you start exercising in 10 minute increments. I found that once I hit a monthly number of fitness minutes, I want to match that or increase it by say 100 minutes the next month. 306
when you stop doing exercise for a least a week the first day I only do 20 min walking 3xday bike only 5 min every hr. and the step 5min q hr. the next day only walking increments of 5 min every time I do this every day and monday, Wed. Fri. I increase with 20 min x one wk. the following wk. I am ready to follow with my schedule.
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