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I Can Do Anything For 10 Minutes!


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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.

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.
- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 5/10/2010 in Exercise | 41 Comments
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PUDLECRAZY 2/19/2012 8:17:00 AM

    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.
HONEYBEEZ 2/19/2012 9:09:00 AM

    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.
JUNETTA2002 2/19/2012 10:00:00 AM

    This is an awesome way to think about exercise. thank you
KATEM200 2/19/2012 8:11:00 AM

    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.
ANGELAIRENE 10/10/2014 1:52:00 PM

LEANMEAN2 2/3/2014 5:49:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing. Good one.
ROSEHIP:-) 1/22/2014 11:00:00 PM

    can do 10
BANNERMAN 1/22/2014 12:41:00 AM

    Thanks for the reminder.
MIZPAM25 1/21/2014 9:40:00 PM

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MSROZZIE 1/21/2014 7:49:00 PM

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RAESUN54 1/21/2014 3:28:00 PM

    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.

BRENNRENN 1/21/2014 2:15:00 PM

    emoticon And most of the time you won't stop after ten minutes are up. Thanks!
REMAREIS 1/21/2014 11:28:00 AM

    Will do that today
DELLMEL 1/21/2014 10:54:00 AM

    So true. When you do that 10 minutes you will go for more.
CAROLIAN 1/21/2014 9:42:00 AM

    This works for me too Happy Sparking xxxx emoticon emoticon
CARRIELYN56 1/21/2014 8:17:00 AM

VAINVT 1/21/2014 7:46:00 AM

    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!
LOVINGKATE 1/21/2014 7:05:00 AM

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WATCHINW8 2/20/2012 8:54:00 PM

    10 mins emoticon
KATBOXJANITOR 2/20/2012 8:16:00 PM

    A good point to remember...and to actively use
TERRYDALE1 2/20/2012 7:35:00 AM

    Works for me...thanx
MICHANTH 2/20/2012 4:43:00 AM

    Great advice, thank you emoticon
ROTTLADY 2/19/2012 4:42:00 PM

    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.
SOCDIRECTOR 2/19/2012 1:07:00 PM

    Very insightful. Thanks for sharing.
MOMSUE1 2/19/2012 12:28:00 PM

    Great Idea!!!
NORASPAT 2/19/2012 11:46:00 AM

    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
DIANN111 2/19/2012 11:43:00 AM

    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!
LVMAMAW 2/19/2012 11:43:00 AM

    Good idea!
PIZO78 2/19/2012 11:15:00 AM

    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!
JILLITA55 2/19/2012 10:15:00 AM

    Good ideas. Thanx
JIML289 2/19/2012 10:14:00 AM

    Great Concept! I will use this as my mindset for cardio.
NESTISEMPTY 2/19/2012 8:56:00 AM

    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.
LTMURPHY7 2/19/2012 8:40:00 AM

Yes 10 min isn't that long
DONNA088 2/19/2012 8:26:00 AM

    Good idea!
TENACIOUS20 2/19/2012 8:03:00 AM

    Love it! I will put this into action to ensure I no longer have 'OFF' days!!! emoticon
NIKKIVANTE 2/19/2012 7:11:00 AM

    Thank you I needed that as well this will help me get rid of these last 20 lbs..
W5VEOTX 2/19/2012 6:51:00 AM

    Sure beats procrastination.
STARMONICA 2/19/2012 6:11:00 AM

    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.
BUTBYTHEGRACE 5/10/2010 1:46:00 PM

    I loved your encouraging words! Thank you! -Karen
SUFRY3 5/10/2010 11:04:00 AM

    This is a great reminder to keep in front of you each day. Thanks
NANALD 5/10/2010 10:47:00 AM

    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!

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