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Starting out slow and giving your body time to adjust
Most people start out exercising full on and when they feel the pain, they back off. I start out slow and add exercises and repetitions slowly. This gives my body time to adjust to the extra exercise time and repetitions. There is no need to hurt yourself and make exercising something to avoid. Make it easy and fun. Add an exercise a month if you like.
I do side leg lifts, knee bends, wall push ups (easier), and windmills (touch toes across). I am up to 150 wall push up in sets of 50, and 50 each on the other three exercises. I started the wall push ups at 50 and added ten a day, and the other exercises at 10 each (easy) and added five a day (easy).
You can lose weight or at least workout WHILE you cook!:192
Make cakes the old way: leave the mixer in the cupboard. Use the hand-mix method: 360 strokes. Do short counts on each hand. Altern. 50 strokes on each hand (3 times each hand); with 30 each hand the last round.
1. 50 right hand; then 50 left hand 2. 50 right hand; then 50 left hand 3. 50 right hand; then 50 left hand 4. 30 right hand; then 30 left hand
*Leave the food processor and dishwasher off: diced, slice, chop, and wash yourself.
I'll be honest, I don't enjoy exercising. Sneak in 50 squats, 50 "pilates 100" type sit-ups, etc., while watching your favorite show or getting ready in the morning, whenever you can. I have to trick myself into getting extra exercise in. Hopefully I won't figure it out. :)
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