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10/19/17 3:46 A

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Glad you're getting going again!

BJ

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Goals: Bring my blood sugar below 6.5; make it a habit to exercise/move/play at least 15 minutes per day working up to 45 minutes; increase my strength, flexibility and mobility to AVOID back surgery & again ENJOY life; learn to love my body as it is, kick the old baggage out the door, and LIVE while I still can!


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10/12/17 11:24 P

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was able to get up after my knee operation

MLAN613 Posts: 19,255
10/10/17 6:20 A

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You are welcome,Green_Trees!

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10/9/17 5:47 P

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Thanks for joining in Shoapie! emoticon Thanks Meghan! I agree Spark is awesome! Also thanks for answering my app question emoticon

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MLAN613 Posts: 19,255
10/9/17 6:08 A

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Well,Green_Trees, I am so glad to hear you will do your DVDs no matter what! Glad you found a lot of help from all of the great suggestions on this thread. It's part of the reason, IMHO, why SP is so successful.

And yes, I think you have to access the desktop site to get these threads. It's kind of a pain but that's just me and I usually look at the message boards on my lap top. It's easier to type. :)

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10/8/17 11:19 P

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10/8/17 8:32 P

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Wow! Thanks! Nirerin those are some awesome tips!! WWRefugee1942 don't let your couch win! You can report back here and there's some heavy peer pressure for you! It helped me, I hope it helps you???!!!

Thanks Meghan the family idea is great, but long story short, it's only going to be me and my exercise videos when I get home from work, but you already really helped me with your getting ready in advance idea!!

Actually just from your tips and Bike4Health I have rocked the last few days, it really helped to keep in mind, from you, to get ready in advance and from Bike4's suggestion I was thinking, "my day is not over until after I workout" and that totally worked against losing momentum! Those suggestions and planning to report back here made a huge difference for me! Actually I worked out for so long on Friday evening that my knee started bugging me on Saturday, but today was a designated rest day anyway so I'll just be super gentle with it for the next few days.

If anyone is still reading this, there's no way to get to these message boards from the phone app, right? You have to request the desktop site from the webpage on your phone is the only way I have found?

Thanks again you guys emoticon



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10/7/17 10:58 A

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The couch is winning.



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10/7/17 9:54 A

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Try getting up early and working out then. In some ways it absolutely sucks, in other ways it's easier to sleepily go through the motions. Getting up earlier also makes you want to go to bed earlier.

There are two other thing that I have found that really help. One is setting a timer for 10-30 minutes (depending on what activity I need to get done) and I get that amount of time as chill time first when I get home, but when the timer goes off I have to do the task. Then I get the same amount of time as couch/chill/whatever time, then back on task. The second thing is to really streamline what I need to get done. I might have a giant generalized to do list, but the night before I pick the three things that I absolutely have to get done. Just three. For weekends I will occasionally bump it up to five, but otherwise no more than three. It is so much easier to just focus on three small tasks and get them knocked out than to get overwhelmed trying to figure out what I can do and continually feeling like I am playing catch up. Three seems like so few, but it takes so much of the indecision out of it that it is easy to get those tasks done, and often some extras. When you decide in advance what needs to get done there is a back burner going all day with just those three things and you plot out what needs to be done bit by bit.

-google first. ask questions later.

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10/6/17 6:31 A

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You're welcome! Glad we could be of assistance.

So, you have a family. Can you make it a family affair? Go on a bike ride, walk, or play at the park? emoticon

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10/5/17 7:08 P

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Thanks for the replies! Meghan, that's a really great idea! I have to be at home immediately for family (I workout at home) but I should have the clothes and gear laid out and ready, like I would if I took them to work! Bike4Health, you are right, thinking of it as a reward that can ONLY occur at ALL, after I work out, will fix this!

Luann, it's stuff that for me is a break, and there's my mistake: the idea that I deserve a break at the end of the work day (before working out) is just sabotaging myself and I need to think of the workout as my fun break, or if not the workout itself, then at least the post-workout glow, haha!!

I also need to get more sleep, I have been staying up too late and I know that makes everything more difficult for me too.

Thanks everybody emoticon

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10/5/17 6:26 A

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Maybe you can change into your workout gear before you leave work and immediately head to the gym or trail. That way you don't go home to allow your backside to hit the couch.

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10/4/17 8:56 P

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Sounds like a good thing to do would be to avoid letting your butt hit the couch. I find the same issue with exercising when there are great sports on. I set it to record but don't allow myself to see or hear anything until my exercise is DONE. I find self control is the toughest part but making it where I am getting a reward helps



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10/4/17 8:23 P

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" if my butt hits the couch for a minute, it's hours later before I know it. "
Why?
What do you do for those hours?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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10/4/17 5:07 P

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I feel so great after I work out, but I come home from work and if my butt hits the couch for a minute, it's hours later before I know it. I was already determined to not sit down, just change into workout gear immediately, but my schedule showing which workout to do (that I thought I transferred onto my phone) was messed up, so I had to open the computer... dunh dunh dunh!!!! Since I've been fighting this every day for days now, I'm just posting to shame myself into getting up!! So I won't be replying to any responses until after I have worked out!! If you are fighting your couch, get up with me now and post back later!! [Also if this does not belong in "Staying motivated", please let me know and I'll delete, or feel free to move it for me if that's possible?] .... ETA .... yes I worked out, and as I did, I remembered what someone here wrote, sometime: "I can do anything for 15 minutes" -- I tell myself that often while working out, thank you to whoever wrote that!!!!! emoticon

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