First thing in the a.m., 10 minutes just moving your body before you do anything else sets a base to build on for the day. I've been starting each a.m.with my pedometer on, me-time for 10 minutes, jogging, dancing or walking in place while I do upper body & core routines-
It's a great wake-up, puts steps on the pedometer & energy in me that inspire me to keep going all day. Also helps with my insomnia because I get exercise each day & have something to look forward to each a.m... no more snooze button!
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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.
Some days when I do not have the energy to do my cardio/exercise bike I tell myself at least do 10 minutes. Then it turns out once I get the first 10 minutes out of the way I can finish my daily goal even if I have to say to myself "just 1 minute more"
I have an elliptical machine at home, that is rather stiff compared to ones at the gym. I make myself stick with it for 10 minutes, and I can usually last about 30-45. It is just getting thru the first 10 minutes that is the hardest for me. 314
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