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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    I agree about keeping fitness in mind-it really makes a difference and that 10 minutes always makes me feel better.
    3050 days ago
    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.

    3050 days ago
    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
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    Amazing for you...
    3051 days ago
    Excellent! You should be proud of yourself.
    3051 days ago
    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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