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One the most important things I learned from SP was to lose my "all or nothing" attitude. I don't have to do everything perfectly, in order to get some benefit. So, if I'm short on time or I don't feel like doing my whole workout, I'll do some of the exercises or some of the treadmill time, instead of none.
If I overindulge on food, I don't spiral into a whole day of eating poorly. Instead, I get back on track ASAP. I reflect on why it happened or what triggered it, and use it to do better in the future.
Everyone is short on time and long commutes do not help with this! To fit in some strength training on the freeway, I have created a series of arm movements (one at a time, of course) that I can do while driving. These involve pulsing pushing arm circles etc. Just put on some music and experiment!
Use one arm at a time and work on it until you can't keep it in the air any longer - I try to do at least 5 minutes on each arm. Mix and match a varierty of movements that target different muscles. Just be sure the other hand is on the wheel at all times. Inspired by Tracy Anderson arm workout.
I purchased this instant video on Amazon for $10. BEST $10 I have spent on an exercise vid! The instructor blasts you with 5 different 10-minute workouts that really do burn calories and work your muscles. You can feel the burn! If you are short on time, space and equipment, this video leaves you NO excuses! I highly recommend it for folks who think they are too busy to work out.198
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