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When I don't Feel Like Exercising... I just tell myself that I'm only going to do this for 15 min. That usually does the trick to get me started. Then, of course, I usually end up exercising longer! emoticon

- Submitted by SHEILA2006ESL 4/16/2010 in Exercise | 21 Comments
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LJCANNON 4/16/2010 12:39:00 PM

    At the suggestion of LISANANCY I have substituted the word "Investment" for "Exercise" in my vocabulary whenever possible.
emoticon I'm going to the gym, not to 'exercise' but to INVEST 60 minutes in my future health & happiness.
SHAROND52 7/18/2012 6:31:00 AM

    I also try the 15 minute trick when I don't want to exercise. My other trick is bribing myself. If I can stick with my program for 30 days in a row I get to go get something I really want as long as it is not food. Most times I get another weaving toy
REEVESBOB 7/18/2012 8:35:00 PM

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GINGERVISTA 7/18/2012 8:02:00 AM

    I do the same thing, only it's 'just 10 minutes.' Unless I was really sick, had to drag myself out of bed (happened only once or twice in two years, but didn't want to break my streak), that 10 minutes has always turned into 30, 60 or even more.
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MCCABETSM 4/16/2010 12:53:00 PM

    Me too
TEESLIM 7/22/2012 6:33:00 PM

    Trying this tomorrow!
OCTOBERBORN 7/19/2012 8:57:00 AM

    I try to do the same thing. Great advice!
HYATTI1 7/18/2012 2:15:00 PM

    I've read this concept before and of course it's a great idea....as in most things once we get started we tend to sick around a little longer than expected.


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WALKSINLIGHT 7/18/2012 2:04:00 PM

    well timed - my back hurts and I don't feel like exercising but I will make myself do something suitable .. just for 15 minutes emoticon
thanks !
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WHERERMY62KEYS 7/18/2012 1:58:00 PM

    INVEST- EXCELLENT TERMINOLOGY
SEWKOOLMOM2 7/18/2012 10:39:00 AM

    emoticon
PEABODY69 7/18/2012 9:40:00 AM

    thanks i needed this today
FITWITHIN 7/18/2012 8:54:00 AM

    I usually do something that is high impact workout on my shorter days. This way I get the best workout for that day.
TRYINGHARD54 7/18/2012 7:52:00 AM

    i do the same thing also.
INGMARIE 7/18/2012 7:47:00 AM

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SWEETANGO 7/18/2012 6:32:00 AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing
ASCIESZKA 7/18/2012 5:33:00 AM

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SUNSET09 7/18/2012 4:51:00 AM

    I think to myself, I'm going to regret it if I don't do it so let's make good on the time,(as an hour, is 4-15 minute intervals) I have to work out! One day, step at a time, Sweet Jesus! emoticon emoticon
MISSPIGEON 5/22/2011 8:19:00 PM

    Yup, did that yesterday!
JULSALONE 4/16/2010 2:08:00 PM

    I do the same thing. It works great for some many horrible tasks.
RAHAFEEZ 4/16/2010 12:38:00 PM

    I say the same thing to myself, every time it is not a great day to exercise. That is usually when my daughter is home from school and my husband is traveling. But once I get us out we have fun exercise.

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