On a rainy day during the week if my cleaning lady doesn't come, I'll take public transportation to K-Mart to walk. Since I need a cart for support, I walk around the store so I can shop and exercise at the same time.
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My daughter who is 18 is probably in the obese category. I have asked her directly to take a look at SparkTeen but she refuses. What I realized is that the indirect approach seems to have more effect. I make sure to track when she is in the room. I measure my food and she notices because we are often in the kitchen together. Slowly I hope to show good habits, be available for questions and stoke that slow burning fire so that when she is ready she will have the tools and information available.
Teenagers seem to respond to this show me, don't tell me strategy
Fitting in enough exercise on a busy schedule can be a challenge. Instead of taking my breaks at my desk, I walk around the block. I also make sure to walk during my lunch for at least 10 or 15 minutes. Those little bits add up fast!
I go out rain or shine - I keep an umbrella and my Yak Trax at work, so I have no excuses even if it's rainy or snowing. 20
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