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If you don't feel like exercising, commit to only 15 minutes. Usually, you will feel so good after 15 minutes that you want to keep going!

- Submitted by BLONDEBTRFLY 11/6/2010 in Exercise | 11 Comments
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MMNICKS 11/8/2010 9:37:00 AM

    This really works it is my strategy as well. I however tell myself 10 minutes. Not sure why, but 15 seems much longer. Almost never really stop at the 10 though?? Go figure!!
HELENA260 11/6/2010 4:06:00 PM

    Yes this is true once you get started you will want to keep going.
ELLIE1980 1/11/2013 1:02:00 PM

    I do this if I'm not feeling up to it. ''Just ten minutes'' turns into ''wow, was that 45 minutes?!''
MYSTICMTNFAERIE 10/11/2012 9:35:00 AM

    This is what I do. I always make it a goal to hit at least 10 minutes. Nine times out of ten I keep going after that initial 10, but on the times I do stop after I've reached 10 I still feel accomplished because I've done what I've set out to do.
AARHTD 4/20/2011 2:32:00 AM

    SO true! This definitely works for me when I'm not feeling very motivated.
BCSANDRALEE 11/8/2010 12:17:00 PM

    I agree, often it is just getting started that is the hardest part. Thanks for the reminder. I already did my cardio today and if feels great!
CONNIE1-11 11/7/2010 8:32:00 AM

CATIEMARIE 11/7/2010 7:39:00 AM

    This really works. I use the same strategy.
PEGUS63 11/7/2010 7:05:00 AM

    Yes- try 15 min in the morning-afternoon or evening
BAYOUBAY 11/6/2010 9:06:00 PM

    Commit to that initial 15 minutes -- create a SparkStreak. It just may help turn a "goal or challenge" into a "habit".
CATHEITE 11/6/2010 5:25:00 PM

    I needed to read this today. I am sitting here Sparking, knowing I need to get up and move. Thanks!

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