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Treat Spark People Like a Video Game::Gamer Girl Method
I'm a big video game and table top gamer. To help keep me motivated I treat Spark People like a video game. Every calorie tracked, point wheel spun and exercise minute gained is leading me towards leveling up (by watching my waist go down).
This helps keep me positive and productive. We all need some good cardio to survive the zombie apocalypse
Bored exercising? On a treadmill or stationary exercise bike? If you like video games, try playing a Nintendo DS or PSP (or possibly an old school gameboy) when you work out. Just pick turn-based or non-timed puzzle games so you don't end up hurting yourself or losing your game. Pokemon titles are great for this as long as you don't try to fish, as are the Brain Age titles' Sudoku modes.
Do not use on machines where you need your hands to balance and do not use at high speeds on a treadmill. Do not play action games or racing on a treadmill.
I have a list of at-home exercises that I know I can do. Whenever I play a video game, either at a save point (if the game has it), or at any "break" in the game, I step away from the console, choose an exercise on the list, and do a full set before I return to playing.
I can manage to get in 10-20 minutes of exercise this way, when otherwise I wouldn't have!
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