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JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/13/13 1:49 P

How are you doing joined SP

DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (94,876)
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2/19/13 8:38 P

Try 10 minutes a day even if you have to break it up, Park a little farther, walk a few stairs. It all starts with the first step. Baby steps. Soon enough you will feel more motivated.
Good luck and remember your Spark friends are here to support you.

25OPTIMIZE Posts: 18,109
2/19/13 7:43 P

Hi Annie!

Exercise doesn't have to stress you out. In fact, once you start moving and get used to being more active, it actually will help with stress. When you don't know where to start, think back to when you were a kid. What kinds of activities did you like to play? Did you enjoy riding your bike, couldn't wait to hit the swimming pool, or just goofing around on the playground.

Think of what you enjoyed then, and try to find something similiar now. Like the others have said, start with small increments of time - like 10 minutes - and get yourself used to moving again.

MELMOMOF4 SparkPoints: (7,311)
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2/19/13 8:28 A

I love walking. so when its warm enough I take my girls with me or we all go to the local state park and walk trails

TENACIOUSTRISH SparkPoints: (186,124)
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2/19/13 8:02 A

Read up on "Portion Distortion" and get out there and move it move it!

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
2/19/13 7:55 A

You will find a lot of tips and ideas here on the site but committing to 10 minutes a day of some sort of activity is a great way to get started. You can move on from there once you have made daily exercise a habit. This article with ideas from our members might help you with ideas.

Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas!
Fresh Fitness Ideas from SparkPeople Members

Coach Tanya

LKWILKINS1 Posts: 44
2/17/13 1:59 P

Start small with exercise goals. Even if you can do 10 minutes per day. I like to use workout videos to guide me, especially in the winter when going outside is more difficult. Spark people has quite a few free videos. I also enjoy Leslie Sansone's walk at home DVD's.

WWREFUGEE1942 SparkPoints: (80,582)
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2/17/13 1:53 A

I just bought a giant ball really cheap at Ross. All you have to do is lay on it and feel your core muscles spread and stretch. It feels great.

BABBYB1 SparkPoints: (4,014)
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2/17/13 1:49 A

Hi everyone,

I'm fairly new to SparkPeople and BRAND NEW to SparkCoach. I joined, figuring I have nothing to lose. Quite frankly, I waste more money in fast food every month than I'd spend on a membership here for a YEAR. This is also a trend I'm willing to break.

I'm logging the food, but have no idea of where to begin when it comes to exercise. My job is completely sedentary and doc is NOT happy about LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol reads. Thank God HDL, triglycerides, and blood pressure are good.


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