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Exercise Tools

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Last week I shared 3 Eating Tools to help you pay attention to what you eat. This week I'm sharing 3 Exercise Tools to get you moving.

Be Kind. This is non-negotiable. No beating yourself up. No judgy-ness of yourself. Just be curious about what's happening, why it's happening, and it's ripple effect.

Suck At It. Or at least be WILLING to suck at it. Doesn't matter if you're new to exercise or a veteran, because you never know what'll happen that day. Why is it that so often we just think we'll be good at something on the first, second, two thousandth try?

Put Your Shoes On. Feel free to take them off right after you tie your laces tongue emoticon The point is to do ONE teeny tiny thing. Our brains tend to blow things up to where it becomes intimidating and overwhelming, and then we wonder what's the point. Prove to yourself that you CAN do ONE thing worth doing.
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    I love this advice, especially the second one. Something I have to tell myself sometimes is, "this feeling is just temporary." It's easy to feel like difficulty I experience when trying a new exercise is permanent, but really it gets easier over time. Your advice to "suck at it" is great because it gives permission to just let something be difficult. It's ok.
    1413 days ago
    These are great! My big key is saying "Just 10m." Usually it is 30-60 but that "10m" gets me started... off my butt... gets my "shoes on". :) I can always do at least 10m. Even if it is just walking the dog. Playing frisbee with the kid. Walk to the mailbox. Whatever! Also remember those little movements throughout the day count! (NEAT)
    Try this:
    here is a great challenge that comes with it that gets ya started.
    TY for this motivational post!
    1414 days ago
    Will do what I can. I have issues I am struggling with right now.
    1414 days ago
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    1414 days ago

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    Well said.
    1415 days ago
    Duly noted! I'll remember these. emoticon
    1415 days ago
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