I collect motivational sayings and post them all over the wall in my workout room (as soon as my son moved out I took over his bedroom!) Every morning when I go in there to exercise I see all of these motivational quotes and photos, and it reinvigorates me.
For race days, and other challenging days, I write on my hand:
NEF (No Excuses, Finish)
You are better than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can.
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Now that I'm not going to the gym, I went to my Exercise Tracker and swapped out all the gym stuff foe every exercise that my health issues will allow. Since there are about 3 dozen, I can choose 10 or so to do each exercise day. I really enjoy doing what my body can do on any given day. I find that even on non strength exercise days, I'll do some through out the day and it is now fun to exercise.
I use: hand weight's, resistance bands, the wall and a chair.
Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely) to "lean into the wall" more, and make the push-ups a bit more challenging. If you need to protect a wall from natural oil from your hands, try wearing non-slip or rubber gloves.
I have finally gotten into a 10 minute routine with my bathroom and bedroom housekeeping. I have a set of cheap handtowels for housekeeping (in a different color). After my shower, I spritz the shower with my vinegar solution, sponge the wall and tub, straighten up, dry off the shower wall with my housekeeping hand towel, take that towel, go do the bed, take the same towel and do a quick dust, and straighten. My hair dries enough to cut my blow drying in half. More time for me 224
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