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What 10 minutes means to me...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A little while ago I pledged to make exercise, even a little, a part of my daily life. My goal was ten minutes a day for 100 days. I'm on day 32 today!

Sure, I had made that one of my "fast break" goals in June when I really started to put my heart and soul into Spark People, but I only paid it lip service and when I "took a day off" I really did nothing fitness related.

Today, pledging ten minutes a day means that I will never take a whole day off from fitness. It means I will not be completely lazy. It's not about the actual calories burned in ten minutes (though those do count!) Lately, if I'm not doing a whole workout, I spend my ten minutes hooping in my living room. I think this burns about 73 calories. But, more than that, it keeps fitness and a healthy lifestyle in my mind. It makes it much more difficult to let one day of being lazy turn into a week of being lazy.

If you don't already get in at least ten minutes everyday, I strongly urge you to try it! The mind set change is amazing!
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  • RICHILA
    I agree about keeping fitness in mind-it really makes a difference and that 10 minutes always makes me feel better.
    3050 days ago
  • SHERIO5
    I agreee! The nice thing about committing to just ten or fifteen minutes a day is that I usually will do way more than that! I started exercising daily about 25 years ago, and as you mentioned, it keeps a healthy lifestyle in the forefront.

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    3050 days ago
  • KOKITTY
    I've never truly committed to the 10 min a day. Like you initially, I added it to my tracker as part of the Spark process, and really never looked twice. But I'm definitely inspired to give it a more focused go now :)
    3051 days ago
  • no profile photo LATTELEE
    Amazing for you...
    3051 days ago
  • KACEYSW
    Excellent! You should be proud of yourself.
    3051 days ago
  • DOLLFACEDX
    The mind set change is the whole story, isn't it?!?

    Good for you that you've realized this emoticon
    3051 days ago
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