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Sneak It In - But Don'T Let Your Body Know!


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The first time I lost a significant amount of weight...I would "sneak" in exercise here and there. Taking the stairs, parking in the farthest spot from the mall/groccery store, or purposely making two trips up and down the stairs when I probably could have done it all at once. Sounds a little silly..but it adds up! On top of regular exercise and eating right, I believe this really helped me reach my goal!

- Submitted by XSMILENBSTRONGX 1/27/2011 in Exercise | 19 Comments
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TROPICALDRINK 1/28/2011 2:31:00 AM

    It is good, Ive just started to do that myself, and when I clean I make larger movements and I tend to dance a little when hanging laundry, lol. I also read somewhere giving the suggestion to do a squat as you brush your teeth and try to hold the position for the full 2 minutes (or however long you brush your teeth for). Phew.. talk about workout!
DYCARPENTER1 1/29/2011 6:12:00 AM

    This is a good technique. I sometimes irritate my friends and family, by parking as far away as I can from the entrance to a store. I tell them, "Every little bit helps." They really can't argue with that. emoticon
PRI3LOVE 1/27/2011 5:09:00 PM

    I just change the exercise every 6 weeks to surprise my body
LEANMEAN2 9/20/2013 6:20:00 AM

    True - thanks for sharing.
AMBER461 9/16/2013 5:35:00 PM

    Great idea. Keep on sharing.
WATCHINW8 9/14/2013 2:50:00 PM

    I move as much as I can. I will volunteer to go up or down the stairs to get things for my husband or mom, they don't want to, so I get the benefit. Sometimes my husband tells me that I can get it for him and look you can get more steps. Right? emoticon
STEVIELG 9/14/2013 8:30:00 AM

DOTTYDO 9/13/2013 10:10:00 PM

    I always park the furtherest away in the parking lot at work. It not only helps me with getting in my exercise, but it also keeps me from getting my vehicle damaged. and I'm constantly walking back and forth in my job as a cashier. Have to stand a lot, so the walking helps keep my feet from hurting quite so bad.
DELLMEL 9/13/2013 9:41:00 PM

    I do it all the time. Just to get just a little more in. I don't feel like it but I do. My legs just don't wanna move but I make them.
BANNERMAN 9/13/2013 9:17:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
J2740LOU 9/13/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Park a little farther away, sneak in some extra steps instead of being so well organized and on energy conservation, do a few extra squats when getting something out of a cupboard or picking up somethings, take the skimpier portion and give the other to someone else, it's fun! Be creative.
VAINVT 9/13/2013 2:39:00 PM

    Keep on s sneaking!
BAPSANN 9/13/2013 2:00:00 PM

    Great idea
CLARALAW 9/13/2013 1:08:00 PM

    Great ideas!

GARIANNA1 9/13/2013 10:33:00 AM

    One of the first things I do in the am after bathroom run, start coffee is march around my house...even do some backward walks, side steps...get that body movin'


LCRUMLEY81 9/13/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Works for me too
PYNETREE 9/13/2013 9:44:00 AM

    I've started doing this. It is hard , having been sedentary for so long, to get into the habit of moving more

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/24/2012 12:19:00 PM

    Absolutely. Works for me too!
SUECHRIS50 3/2/2011 2:16:00 PM

    Sounds like a winning idea to me!My kids complain about how far im parking away!i hate stairs but my legs love them!

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