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I find that with exercise, the hardest part of accomplishing it is simply the act of gettng started.

I trick myself in to "just 15 minutes of cardio", but once I've started - completing the hour is no big deal. The hardest thing is convincing myself to put on my shoes & shorts, and just GO. If my body is whining - thinking "only 15 mins" makes it easier to simply get started.
- Submitted by MURPHOMATIC 4/17/2010 in Exercise | 27 Comments
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MURPHOMATIC 4/17/2010 11:57:00 PM

    Absolutely! And for me - 15 mins happens to work currently, but when I was 30 lbs heavier, I had to convince myself to just do 5 minutes ... then 10 minutes. Whatever magic number sounds manageable and will get you to at least pull on your running shoes, stretch, and start - even if it's just for 5 mins of cardio. Once you get going, you'll find that 5 or 10 mins goes by really quick, and suddenly you're pulling off 30, 60, 90 minute sessions. The biggest hump to surmount is just the simple act of getting started - and this is true in almost any project .. not just exercise!

Keep at it COCOGIRL - results take time and work, but HOLY COW are they worth every single minute and drop of sweat! :) emoticon
HYATTI1 10/13/2014 3:03:00 PM

FABISERVANTES83 10/13/2014 1:26:00 PM

    I have to agree; I've noticed that I've been able to keep up with my streak now that I just do it. emoticon
AKELAZ 10/13/2014 9:15:00 AM

    emoticon Just happens that I've been struggling for motivation for a few days and here is this splendid tip to help me back on my way. emoticon
1STBUCKETITEM 10/12/2014 8:11:00 PM

    Since the emoticon is finally going emoticon here in the desert, it is actually enjoyable to go out and exercise. I really look forward to my emoticon now! emoticon
1STBUCKETITEM 10/12/2014 8:10:00 PM

    Since the emoticon is finally going emoticon here in the desert, it is actually enjoyable to go out and exercise. I really look forward to my emoticon now! emoticon
DELLMEL 10/12/2014 1:33:00 PM

    So true.
GRANNIEC1 10/12/2014 12:11:00 PM

    This is also my problem. once I'm up and going I'm good. It's just willing myself to move. Thank you for sharing what I'm feeling emoticon
BANNERMAN 10/12/2014 11:04:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
BRENDAROGERS 10/12/2014 9:56:00 AM

    I have so much house work and cleaning and organizing my house which has gone long way past its time. I use that as my workout. I have been cleaning my walls, painting, cleaning my closets, which I have two children and I've done their closets. Everyday I do about 2-3 hours of house work. Then the shopping and laundry is added to those chores. So I'm not really working out for say. But I am bringing out a sweat and then I know that I've actually done something.. And if I work out first, then I don't want to do the house work. So it's either work out or house work, cleaning and so forth. I have a very busy life style and walk most of the day. I never stop. My children and husband tell relax and sit down for a while. I say okay, but never do. I use to log on my trackers but I haven't lately. I just try to eat nutritional food most of the time. emoticon
VAINVT 10/12/2014 9:13:00 AM

    Getting started and then doing smaller things throughout the day are effective.
DEBIGENE 10/12/2014 8:20:00 AM

    I couldn't agree with you more !!!!
IDLETYME 10/12/2014 7:59:00 AM

    Once you start your 10 minutes - it usually ends up being 15! Great!
SNUZSUZ 10/12/2014 7:05:00 AM

HIGHNOON 8/15/2012 7:19:00 PM

LEANMEAN2 8/14/2012 7:15:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
NAOLEE 8/14/2012 12:30:00 AM

    emoticon The worse thing is start it; but after that your body is getting warmer and is easier to finish your exercise. emoticon
DJHUMPHREY 8/13/2012 9:50:00 PM

    emoticon emoticon
The Sun and flowers make me go!
I love being outside during the nice weather. My problem is gong to the gym during the winter. It gets Bla!
SUCCESS68 8/13/2012 6:04:00 PM

    I also try for the first 15 min. Once I get over that point I start to feel better.
CHERYLSBUTT 8/13/2012 2:11:00 PM

    I so agree....even though it is a regular part of my day...beginning is the toughest part. Once I am in it....working up the sweat becomes my motivation.
MITCHARVEY 8/13/2012 1:02:00 PM

    I tell myself I have to do 10 if i want to stop after that then I can.
WHERERMY62KEYS 8/13/2012 11:05:00 AM

    just bought a new swimsuit, now need confidence to wear it
GARDENSFORLIFE 8/13/2012 8:31:00 AM

good tip
CMORISAK 8/13/2012 7:33:00 AM

    I agree
PUDLECRAZY 8/13/2012 5:58:00 AM

    Yes, once I get going it's fun.
THREEE 6/30/2010 5:55:00 PM

    THAT's what i have to remember--keep in the front of my mind...something, ANYTHING!, is better than vegetating on the couch!!!
COCOGIRL65 4/17/2010 10:39:00 PM

    Sometimes 15 minutes sounds like too much but I just started on the Day 1 BootCamp 10 Minute Cardio video...those are great! I figure you have to start somewhere.

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