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Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart rate, it's important to periodically check your resting heart rate and adjust your target heart rate as your resting heart rate decreases.
You deserve a "no excuse" mentality for making time for your goals!
No matter how busy, no matter how hectic life is, there is never any reason except legit illness that should keep you from spending a minimum of 15 minutes a day getting in a walk or lounges or any form of heart pumping exercise :) You can think of a million excuses if you are anything like me, but only you can say...no excuses and get up and get moving!
Are you going through a spell where it's just too difficult to meet daily goals, or you just don't feel like it anymore? Then act "as if." Act as if you've already lost the weight, no matter what the scale says. Act as if you've already run a 10K, even if it's a pain to get off the couch. Smile even if you don't feel like smiling. If you act the part, it's easier to imagine those yet-to-be-achieved goals as a future reality. If you dream it, you can be it!
Mind over matter, friends. Mind over matter.
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