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Just Get Started



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

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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.

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  • 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 - by MURPHOMATIC
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    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 - by FABISERVANTES83
  • 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 - by AKELAZ
    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 - by 1STBUCKETITEM
    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 - by 1STBUCKETITEM
  • So true. - by DELLMEL
  • 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 - by GRANNIEC1
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • 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 - by BRENDAROGERS
    Getting started and then doing smaller things throughout the day are effective. - by VAINVT
  • I couldn't agree with you more !!!! - by DEBIGENE
    Once you start your 10 minutes - it usually ends up being 15! Great! - by IDLETYME
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  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
    emoticon The worse thing is start it; but after that your body is getting warmer and is easier to finish your exercise. emoticon - by NAOLEE
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    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! - by DJHUMPHREY
  • I also try for the first 15 min. Once I get over that point I start to feel better. - by SUCCESS68
  • 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. - by CHERYLSBUTT
    I tell myself I have to do 10 if i want to stop after that then I can. - by MITCHARVEY
    just bought a new swimsuit, now need confidence to wear it - by WHERERMY62KEYS
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    good tip
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  • I agree - by CMORISAK
  • Yes, once I get going it's fun. - by PUDLECRAZY
  • THAT's what i have to remember--keep in the front of my mind...something, ANYTHING!, is better than vegetating on the couch!!! - by THREEE
  • 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. - by COCOGIRL65

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