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Exercise is the key to feeling great. We all know that, but some days, we just don't feel motivated to move AT ALL. My trick, on those days, is to do at least the warm-up portion of the DVD, walking/running program, etc. Stop after that if you want, but I bet you won't!! emoticon

- Submitted by GRINNING_BELLY 5/16/2010 in Exercise | 32 Comments
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KRYANPRINCESS 5/16/2010 1:44:00 PM

    i AGREE!! One those days when i just don't feel like it, I at least force myself to go for a walk in the neighborhood, I am for a 15 or 30 mins but when I start moving I end up doing an hr! And I always feel better afterwards!
ANSWRGAL 7/8/2012 7:58:00 PM

    Thanks so much for this. I was surprised when I had a day that I just did not feel like it. Just popping online and reading some of the motiviational posts helped.
Thanks!
JERICHO1991 7/2/2012 9:23:00 AM

    Good point. Sometimes I am pressed for time to get a workout in, but if I at least get a warmup/stretch, it keeps me in the habit of daily exercise.
SANFORMRN 6/26/2012 10:56:00 PM

    If I have a hard time convincing myself to work out I just tell myself I will only do 10 min. Once I get started I always do more.
GOODLOOKIN69 6/26/2012 1:07:00 PM

    So true! But it does feel good when you are finished and can take on the rest of your day. The way I do it is I get one freebie a week off and then if I don't work out I feel guilty! Guilt is a huge motivator!
WALKSINLIGHT 6/26/2012 9:40:00 AM

    I agree, getting started is usually the worst part for anyone but Tykerdawg has a good point - we are not all the same, so how do you get past the point of not wanting to continue. Think it has to do with when the endorphins start flowing ?
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GINGERVISTA 6/26/2012 8:07:00 AM

    Yep.......key is to just get started! I've NEVER once said after a workout, "Darn, I wish I hadn't done that." I make myself do that 10 minutes & unless I'm feeling under the weather, I almost ALWAYS do so much more, because I know how emoticon I'll feel when I'm done.
AUSSIEFLOSS 7/27/2012 11:12:00 PM

    True, the hardest part is getting up off the bum!
MITCHARVEY 7/27/2012 10:15:00 AM

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CHOCOHIPPO 7/26/2012 11:43:00 AM

    I agree. I always set small goals for myself...five minutes, .5 miles, through the end of this song....and I always make it to the end.
LEANMEAN2 7/26/2012 6:24:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
NEWMRS1 7/25/2012 5:43:00 PM

    yep, unfortunately, I did give into the don't want to today when i started the boot camp fitness.

And yep I did give up, I need to find my little motivator??? Any ideas emoticon
FROMNEBRASKA 7/25/2012 1:54:00 PM

    This is so true! I need to remember this when I'm hitting the snooze button and missing my morning workout!
LIMIG2 7/25/2012 1:47:00 PM

    good advice
THESLIMMERME1 7/25/2012 1:10:00 PM

    Great comments! I find I have to say to myself when I go to bed tomorrow I'm going to the gym - its like a commitment to myself before the next day starts - so feel guilty if I don't go. emoticon emoticon
MCFITZ2 7/25/2012 12:52:00 PM

    So true. Sometimes my husband basically makes me go to the gym. He knows (as do I) I will get a good work out and feel 100 % better about myself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
HYATTI1 7/25/2012 10:17:00 AM

    I donít wanna is one of my most used lines. I am too tired, or sick, or not feeling well fall right behind I donít wanna. If I could just get over that hump then I could get on with things. I know what I have to do, I know I should, and I really want to but so far itís not happening.

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Your blog is showing up quite often in my email and I just noticed that I have already commented on it ...on a prior date.
DEARTOMYHEART 7/25/2012 9:53:00 AM

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GARDENSFORLIFE 7/25/2012 9:06:00 AM

    Great tip- thanks! emoticon
MRSTAZMAYO 7/25/2012 5:44:00 AM

    My biggest secret is walking the dog! Having a young puppy means I've got to go even when I don't feel like it. That high energy level of his is a great motivator. I always say I'll do at least a mile, but most days end up going 2+ - a couple times a day! emoticon
KRISUA 7/25/2012 5:14:00 AM

    Oh... That's good!
HYATTI1 6/28/2012 12:01:00 AM

    If only it was that easy...then maybe we would all be doing our best all the time but we don't.
MISSILENE 6/27/2012 7:51:00 AM

    keep up the good work
LEANMEAN2 6/27/2012 6:24:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
HIGHNOON 6/26/2012 5:57:00 PM

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LYNCHD05 6/26/2012 2:21:00 PM

    So many times we don't want to exercise but once you start you are always feeling better for it.
DEARTOMYHEART 6/26/2012 11:12:00 AM

    It's the getting started part that is the trick. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
PEPE0123 6/26/2012 10:59:00 AM

    I agree . some days I have to talk myself into starting but after I get started I usually do at least 30 min. or more. Then feel gret the rest of the day. emoticon
ANDRAYAYA 6/26/2012 9:18:00 AM

    I'll try this!
CHERYLSBUTT 6/26/2012 8:42:00 AM

    I agree with you...once you get started
Oh its hard to stop

I think that's a song.....work out to it ...find Chaka Khan
INGMARIE 6/26/2012 8:19:00 AM

    I agree, it takes a while to warm up and to warm up to the idea of work out as well,gt to that point and you WON emoticon
TYKERDAWG 5/22/2010 9:08:00 AM

    The thing for me is that I have to get PAST the warm up stage. That's the worst part of exercising for me --- when I go out and run it takes me about a mile to warm up... if I don't work through it, I'm SUNK. So the motivation for me, if I start at all, is to get to the point where it stops feeling awful!

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