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If you don't want to exercise do what the SPARK says...just start with 10 minutes...chances are you will want to do more once you get started!!!!

- Submitted by ERNURSERN 10/12/2010 in Exercise | 32 Comments
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CHERYLSBUTT 7/24/2012 4:21:00 PM

    I so agree....commit to 10 minutes and before you know it
You will be scouring SP for ideas
I love the 10 minute videos and they are so effective at strengthening your resolve and interest in exercise!!!
JUSTJENNN 7/24/2012 7:28:00 AM

    This is sooo true!! There are days when I just 'don't want to' and I do it anyway with a small amount of time in mind. Before you know it, you've done WAY more than yu planned on and feel all the better for it :)
TRYNALOOSE1 7/24/2012 11:40:00 AM

    I started doing 10 min a day about 3 weeks ago now I'm at 30 min! Pace yr self take yr time jus make sure you agent cheating yourself on how,much you can take!
HYATTI1 7/24/2012 10:47:00 AM

    Thats my new motto JUST START.
DELLMEL 1/17/2014 7:18:00 AM

    So true
MSROZZIE 1/16/2014 8:16:00 PM

    emoticon It only takes a Spark! emoticon emoticon emoticon
FRAN0426 1/16/2014 4:16:00 PM

    emoticon There have been times I will decide to jist do 10 or 15 minutes, before you know Been at it for am hour. Little steps do pave the way for more success.
REMAREIS 1/16/2014 11:30:00 AM

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SJKENT1 1/16/2014 11:08:00 AM

    10 minutes a day? You bet!!
LOVINGKATE 1/16/2014 10:52:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks so much for sharing.
RJNICHOLS 1/16/2014 8:50:00 AM

    Moving forward is better than standing still
VAINVT 1/16/2014 8:23:00 AM

    Even if you are used to exercising longer than 10 minutes, there are days when you have to tell yourself to JUST START.
MONTREAL12 3/20/2013 2:06:00 PM

    Yeah! emoticon
ROBB1N 2/6/2013 7:57:00 PM

    It's amazing how easy to start off just doing 10 minutes and ending up adding another 5 or 10 minutes!
SHANNONY84 2/4/2013 11:14:00 PM

    Great advice. Sometimes I need to remember to just start!
MARYHENNIG 2/1/2013 1:47:00 PM

    Good advice.
FYFE82 2/1/2013 7:02:00 AM

    Thanks for this. Lately I have been feeling like am not doing enough but 10 minutes is something I can always do. emoticon
MARYHENNIG 1/31/2013 9:59:00 PM

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CINDY132 1/31/2013 6:59:00 AM

    I couldn't agree more. 10 minutes. Yesterday, I ended up going 25 minutes. AND as a bonus, I got a favorite magazine read as I rode my bike! Two activities that are usually on the bottom of the to do list!
DANCEPARTNERS 7/25/2012 12:52:00 PM

    I am brand new here...6 days in and almost 58 years old. I have tracked every morsel of food I have eaten and exercised everyday. I did not realize with working a full time office job for the past six years how sedentary I had become...My husband and I go dancing almost every week and I had started to notice it was getting harder and harder to keep the pace as we dance for about 3.5 hours and usually only sit out about every third dance and now I am only dancing about every third or fourth dance. For me that is a "No Go" as we both so love to dance. So I will work diligently to become more healthy and physically fit "JUST FOR ME".....this is a site that I can make work for me....there is so much help here......I am AMAZED
LEANMEAN2 7/25/2012 7:34:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
LEANMEAN2 7/25/2012 7:33:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
EWL978 7/24/2012 8:18:00 PM

    not going out in the thunder storm we're having, but TOMORROW MORNING!!!! Before I even get on the computer!!!!!!!! emoticon
ILOVEJIM851991 7/24/2012 6:14:00 PM

    I agree I ended up going for 145 minutes
WALKSINLIGHT 7/24/2012 10:18:00 AM

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DEARTOMYHEART 7/24/2012 10:08:00 AM

    Great idea. Just do it!! That is what I tell myself. 10min is a great one too. emoticon emoticon emoticon
ANNEG58 7/24/2012 9:47:00 AM

    This is so true. I get up at 4:15 to get to the gym by 5:00 and today I really had to talk myself into getting out of bed since I needed to be to work earlier than normal. So I said go and do a little bit which is better than nothing and then go to work. However, once I was there, I got into the workout and did my whole hour after all and still made it to work early.
CHRISTOPHER280 7/24/2012 8:28:00 AM

    This is where I seem to fall short... Time to change that around! emoticon
GARDENSFORLIFE 7/24/2012 8:28:00 AM

    Great tip- emoticon
INGMARIE 7/24/2012 8:26:00 AM

    emoticon right on.
LAURAE53 10/12/2010 10:14:00 PM

    I am recovering from some minor surgery and I was starting to try to exercise some but now I have to take about a month off, but I will start back up as soon as I can. As tghey say you just have to get to the point that you are doing a few minutes a day and build from there
SAVY00362 10/12/2010 9:46:00 PM

    i am starting off on the 10 minutes/day and it is working. emoticon

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