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Getting to where you want to start to exercise is half the battle. Say to yourself, I'll only do 10 minutes. Then, another 10 minutes if you're doing good after the first 10 minutes, and so on. Before you know it, your time limit is met and sometimes exceeded.

- Submitted by CMERLE1 11/13/2010 in Exercise | 24 Comments
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HYATTI1 11/2/2012 6:07:00 AM

    I agree the first step is START.....
LEANMEAN2 2/22/2014 5:18:00 AM

    Good one; thank you.
CJOHNSTON2001 2/6/2014 5:43:00 PM

    I agree also,10 better than doing nothing at all. emoticon emoticon
BANNERMAN 2/4/2014 12:49:00 AM

    Thanks oir sharing.
CATSNKT 2/3/2014 9:59:00 PM

    This worked for me.
SJKENT1 2/3/2014 4:47:00 PM

    so true!
CECELW 2/3/2014 3:47:00 PM

KMRJPR 2/3/2014 3:31:00 PM

IDALUKE 2/3/2014 2:02:00 PM

    I agree just start with 5 min and get started and go from there!!!!! emoticon
PYNETREE 2/3/2014 12:02:00 PM

    Just Start...

Aim for 5 minutes .. then impress yourself and do 10! emoticon
LOVINGKATE 2/3/2014 10:33:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing. emoticon emoticon
PROPMAN1 2/3/2014 10:22:00 AM

    Best part about starting is...... starting!
DELLMEL 2/3/2014 8:16:00 AM

VAINVT 2/3/2014 6:42:00 AM

    AND you feel so much better after you've exercised!
DIANEGLORIA 10/30/2012 7:43:00 PM

LEANMEAN2 10/30/2012 8:14:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
J2740LOU 10/29/2012 6:31:00 PM

    Great advice. Thanks for sharing! emoticon
JANETTEB553 10/29/2012 5:00:00 PM

    ok thanks emoticon
WHERERMY62KEYS 10/29/2012 3:42:00 PM

    very true
FLRED12 10/29/2012 1:42:00 PM

    Good idea. emoticon
4THELOVEOFDOLLS 10/29/2012 11:41:00 AM

CMORISAK 10/29/2012 7:48:00 AM

GINGERVISTA 10/29/2012 7:16:00 AM

    That's exactly what I had to do, since my pattern was so sporadic: one day I'd do something for two hours, then I'd go a week w/o doing anything, so that got me into a routine that until my surgery in July, lasted for over two years, where I almost NEVER did only 10 minutes, unless I was really feeling under the weather. emoticon
ALLGRACEY 11/14/2010 12:19:00 AM

    I completely agree. This works for me, too.

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