I started getting up a little early for work in August to fit exercise in during my hectic softball coaching season. It was really hard the first two days, but after that I began looking forward to it. So far I've stuck to it ever since- just 12-15 minutes in the morning and then in the evening it's easy to squeeze in the remaining 15 minutes. The best part is that it's working- I've lost 13 pounds (in addition to eating more sensibly). Now that I'm in the habit I feel energized by it and just don't feel "on" unless I do it. Good luck...
I'm pretty new here. I think it is great that your walking to work. I live to far away from my work to walk and I may think of an excuse not to even if it were close enough. The point is you are doing it. YEAH!!! I weigh 260 and I know how hard it is to stay motivated. However I am trying to get healthy and need to do as much as possible. I am officially starting 1-1-07. This has to be the year to take it off. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
I forgot to post for yesterday so will include it in todays. Yesterday i did my later thigh strider for 30 mins and then spent the rest of the day walking through stores to finish my Christmas shopping.
OK, I'm sorry ya'll, but when I woke up at 5:15am it was 10 degrees out side and too cold to get out of bed. I got up, but got right back down. BBBBUUURRRR!!! I cuddled up with my husband and stayed there for at least another 30 minutes. No time for exercise yet, but I am going to try to fit some in here at work in a little bit.
Didnt manage to do alot today in the morn jst 10 mins of stretching as i had to catch up on some school work i had forgotten abt.hopefully tomorrow will be better.but i went to the gym in the eve. bye for now.
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Pretty tired actually. But it's the week before finals week so that's normal. I'm going to need to wait to see how energized I feel during winter break when I'm doing this goal to see if it's really helping with my energy levels.
That's great!!! How do you feel? I hope your blood is pumping and you have lots of energy.
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Well it's a good thing I joined this challenge last night because if I would have known it was going to be -10 F this morning I might not have decided to start today. But I did. I got up and went to the gym! 35 minutes on the elliptical.
It will definitely help Elizabeth. It's the pushing yourself out of bed thing that is the problem. It's hard to try and psyc yourself into getting up. Once you do, your heart is really pumping and the adreneline keeps you going for a while.
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I'd really love to join this challenge! I'm not a morning person at all so this really will be a challenge for me. I've been incredibly tired lately. More than I should be for so close to finals even. I'm hoping that waking up in the morning and getting my heart pumping right away might help.
cleaning is functional excercise, and i never go to the gym, i workout at about three thrity am, which is about the only time i really have to devote to it....i did 15 minutes of pilates, and 35 minutes of step aerobics...my pedometer says that i have walked 19826 steps today...not bad....
I didn't actually get into the gym to work out, but I did some serious quick cleaning this morning. I was running all over the house and trying to stay in a fast pace. I had to get a lot of stuff done before work so I didn't have to worry about it when I got home from choir practice. I did about 30 minutes worth of work in the house. Take out the trash, laundry, bathroom, livingroom, dishes, yell at rotten kittens and on and on. Phew. I am at work now and it's time to relax.
did 33 crunches immediately i woke up.then in the shower and it was nice i did stretching exercises for 15mins.it was so refreshing i want to do it again in the morning.and i am being faithful to my water 14 glasses today.
Ok. I didn't get up yesterday in time for a morning workout, but I did get a lot of exercise yesterday. Today, my alarm didn't go off so I didn't get up early enought to workout. We will see how tomorrow goes.
hi everyone.i think am slowly getting back into the challenge.my leg is becoming ok.as proof i went for a morning walk for an hour.i pushed myself so as to feel like am replacing all the lost time.i know i still have to take it slow but its a good start for the time being.it felt so nice.i wish i could do it everyday but i think the morning walk i will keep it for the weekends as during the week i have school. nway hugs to all and hope u have a beautiful week.
wow, it seems that everyone is super motiviated...two hours of yoga and tai chi? that sounds like a lot....i did thirty minutes of circuit training today but had to stop there since i had to leave for work by 430 am....am planning to do more yoga...the upwards facing dog seems to really hit those abs....sicly, sorry about your leg...i am recovering from a back injury from a car accident, and sometimes i cant move at all, so i know how you feel...try to recover, then work slowly...good luck.