Something that's helped me is to get out of the mindset that the only exercise is when I run, weight train, yoga etc. So many things contribute to an active lifestyle! Take cleaning for instance, cleaning your house burns an average of 300 calories an hour! It really helps me to look around myself and realize that I can be active and exercise outside of the traditional ways.
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When you can't workout for the day because of errands or you just don't feel like it. Remember that everything you have to do is burning calories, even bathing is burning calories. Shopping, cooking, putting away groceries burning calories. If I am sitting and watching a movie I fidget, get up at the commercials and walk to the kitchen and back, still burning calories. Even cleaning the bathroom, yuck, burning calories.
Lift your butt off the bicycle seat about 4 inches and pedal hard for 20 rotations of the pedals (keep weight as far back as possible) then sit on seat for 20 rotations. Try a few intervals at first, building up more as you improve.
You will increase strength and burn more calories!
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