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I Can Do Anything For 10 Minutes!



On days I really don't want to exercise, I tell myself, "I can do ANYTHING for 10 minutes." I try to do at least 10 minuts of cardio and at least 10 minutes of strength 5 days a week. This is a do-able amount of time for me.

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I use Hemalayaa's Bollywood Dance DVD's for cardio. Most of them are already broken into 10-15 minute segments, so it's easy to do a quick workout and to switch it up so I don't get bored. for strength, I use the SparkPeople Firm & Fit DVD.

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  • Once I do something for 10 minutes, I'm usually good for at least a half an hour. The 10 minute mindset helps me get started. - by PUDLECRAZY
  • Thanks...I needed the reminder...I can talk myself out of 30 minutes by saying I don't have time for it. But 10 minutes is just a nice break from whatever I'm doing. - by HONEYBEEZ
  • This is an awesome way to think about exercise. thank you - by JUNETTA2002
  • KATEM200
    I'm going to post this on the bathroom mirror so I'll see it if I start to get ready for bed and haven't done anything all day. - by KATEM200
  • Thanks for sharing. Good one. - by LEANMEAN2
  • can do 10 - by ROSEHIP:-)
    Thanks for the reminder. - by BANNERMAN
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  • OWLVR54
    I totally agree, I do at least 10 minutes at a time and by the end of the day I have at least 30-60 minutes totalled up. It gives me a good feeling about myself knowing I did something.

    emoticon - by OWLVR54
  • emoticon And most of the time you won't stop after ten minutes are up. Thanks! - by BRENNRENN
  • Will do that today - by REMAREIS
  • So true. When you do that 10 minutes you will go for more. - by DELLMEL
    This works for me too Happy Sparking xxxx emoticon emoticon - by CAROLIAN
    This also works on days when you are very busy. You can take a 10-minute walk, do a routine with Coach Nicole, or my newest thing from Spark - dance! - by VAINVT
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  • 10 mins emoticon - by WATCHINW8
  • A good point to remember...and to actively use - by KATBOXJANITOR
    Works for me...thanx - by TERRYDALE1
  • Great advice, thank you emoticon - by MICHANTH
  • Ten minutes at a time is all I can do but it is getting to another ten later on that is hard with my disability. I push on the day I can. - by ROTTLADY
  • Very insightful. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Great Idea!!! - by MOMSUE1
  • Only way to go. It gets you started and more often you just keep going unless you set a timer of course,. Thnaks. Pat in Maine. emoticon - by NORASPAT
  • DIANN111
    Thanks for the reminder! I am getting back into the exercise habit and you are so right...aim for 10 minutes! If I just get started, I usually keep going longer!
    - by DIANN111
    Good idea! - by LVMAMAW
  • That 1st 10 mins is definately a harder part of the workout but once u get warmed up and going it's like u get a second wind. But it's true- u can do anything for 10 mins! - by PIZO78
  • Good ideas. Thanx - by JILLITA55
  • Great Concept! I will use this as my mindset for cardio. - by JIML289
  • I have always found that if I can get started and go for 10 minutes I am able to keep going and intensify my exercise. - by NESTISEMPTY

  • Yes 10 min isn't that long - by LTMURPHY7
  • Good idea! - by DONNA088
    Love it! I will put this into action to ensure I no longer have 'OFF' days!!! emoticon - by TENACIOUS20
  • Thank you I needed that as well this will help me get rid of these last 20 lbs.. - by NIKKIVANTE
  • Sure beats procrastination. - by W5VEOTX
  • I like this! I keep remind myself more walking and less elevator. I try to have 10-minutes exercise and almost every time I did mor than 10. - by STARMONICA
    I loved your encouraging words! Thank you! -Karen - by BUTBYTHEGRACE
  • This is a great reminder to keep in front of you each day. Thanks - by SUFRY3
    Funny, this was first in line and exactly what I need because I am struggling with the thought of exercising today. I CAN do it for 10 minutes! - by NANALD

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