I admit I like to be at the computer, but every day I will do 1 15 minute video of walking exercise at my computer, ususally Leslie Sansone, Biggest loser, or for a different pace, a Spark people video. Sometimes I will also look on youtube for a Zumba video. It helps to try something different everyday and is kind of a treasure hunt to find something new and different. Then I log it in on my Sparkpage. I get my exercise out of the way everyday, then if I do more, it's a bonus!
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I love mixing up my exercise each day with 15-20 minutes of strength training, 15-20 minutes of a SP video, and 30-60 minutes of walking. Allowing myself 'short tasks' that I can do at home to break up my day is allowing me to meet my exercise goals and gives me a real ]pick me up' through-out the day. It's snowy and cold here, so this has been a challenge this winter. I think I've found the 'SECRET' that works for me. YEA!
I set a timer for 15 minutes when I sit down at the computer. When the timer goes off it is time to get up and do something while moving about. Tada---more housework don. If you want, time the housework for 15 minutes and then back to the computer.
For many reasons -- including knees that need coddling to lack of time -- I usually exercise in increments of 15 to 20 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times a day. I may not have 30 minutes or more at a time to exercise, but I can always find 15 minutes, and those few minutes are less intimidating, and thus more likely to happen, than a big chunk of minutes. It's also beneficial to my knees because they get a break, which means there is less pain and I'm more likely to do another 15 minutes later on.
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