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MANDYB55's Photo MANDYB55 Posts: 408
5/8/09 2:10 A

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Haha yeah I agree. I saw it on 24hourfitness.com and it was like 100 dollars. I was thinking maybe there was a cheap generic one, but maybe not.


That's awesome that you live so close to campus! That's such good exercise!
I live 45 mins (driving) away from campus. haha. I usually just walk around my condo complex. It's not too long, but I do about three laps with my dog :)
My dog is overweight, so I have been trying to exercise her more, which has actually benefited me because it forces me to be more active!



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5/8/09 1:44 A

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I think you're talking about the BodyBugg, which I don't have but I've read good things about. If you do a sparksearch for Bodybugg there's a few really informative threads discussing them. I think it looks cool but I don't want to pay for one, nor am I really excited by ANOTHER electronic device to deal with- pump, sensor, glucometer, pedometer... I'm loaded up already!

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5/8/09 1:39 A

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To be fair, I sold the car because I couldn't keep it running any more, and I've spent the last few years setting up my life so I could exist without one. When I bought a house I limited myself to searching within a few miles of campus, and my job searches always revolve around a few mile radius of my house.
I'm lucky enough now to live a mile from campus, and I also work for the same University, so I never have to commute anywhere, but that isn't accidental and didn't happen overnight. Built in exercise is a happy side effect of my choices and not necessarily the reason behind them, although it all works out the same in the end.
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MANDYB55's Photo MANDYB55 Posts: 408
5/5/09 9:25 P

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Have any of you ever tried that calorie counter thing you wear on your arm? I've heard it's a great way to keep track of how many calories you are losing!

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MANDYB55's Photo MANDYB55 Posts: 408
5/5/09 9:20 P

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Thanks everyone!

I joined the sweatsuit to swimsuit challenge! WOO!

Superduper- that's some strong will power you have there for selling your car! That's amazing! I wish I could do that but I have to commute to school and work. I could try and walk to the grocery store though!

I have a beagle and I know I need to walk her more, so that should be enough motivation in itself because I love her so much, but I am just lazy a lot of time!

I think I will go walk my dog now. Maybe do a little uphill walking! haha

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5/5/09 12:40 P

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It was a drastic move, but I sold my car!
I thought I already got exercise getting around town, but I got a whole lot more when my ONLY option was self-powered transportation, and even on the days when the bus was handy, I still had to run (usually literally) to the bus stop.
I don't actually have to work-out or plan exercise because its the only way I get around.
While selling your car might not be entirely practical, I pretty much promise you drive it more than you need to and if you traded a few of those quick trips for a quick bike ride, you totally win in in the end. It might take more time to get to the grocery store (or where ever) and back, but you're killing two birds with one stone, and its a lot more relaxing to boot! (And especially where the grocery store is concerned, I save TONS of calories by walking because each purchase has to be the BEST kind of food, because it isn't worth carrying home if its not good for me too.)
I'm a huge proponent of little bits of exercise- you don't need to dress out before hand or shower afterwards, just take 10 minutes between classes and do a quick speed walk around a few buildings, or walk the long way back to the parking lot, or where ever you can fit in a few more steps do it. It adds up quick.

Personally, I hate the gym (something about breathing other peoples' air, yuck!) and I won't make time for big chunks of exercise, so I've become an expert in the 10 minutes at a time and it really is a part of my life now.

Good luck with the pants, lol!
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** Edited to include some timely links that support my point...
Blog from Coach Dean:
www.2milechallenge.com/home.html
and link to 2mile challenge site:
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=the
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RLEEGIRL's Photo RLEEGIRL Posts: 530
5/5/09 7:01 A

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Melissa I may just look for that site it sounds like a good motivator. I do get the exercise in almost everyday it just doesnt do a thing for me. Someone said Rhonda imagine if you didnt exercise I would probably be bigger.

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5/4/09 10:30 P

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2 things worked for me.... First I joined the first SP Swimsuit Bootcamp last year and it inspired me to work out each day for a month then I kept it small for awhile.... 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there until it was a habit. The Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp is going on now if you want to join!

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RLEEGIRL's Photo RLEEGIRL Posts: 530
5/4/09 8:08 P

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Mandy your talking to a girl who had to buy fat pants so I could work. But I do work out every day, either I go to the gym or I walk dogs sometimes its only 10 min intervals but I do it (it just doesnt work for me )LOL

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MANDYB55's Photo MANDYB55 Posts: 408
5/4/09 8:02 P

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Hi all! How do you all motivate yourself to exercise daily? I can't seem to do it. I guess I have so much stuff going on with school, that I forget to save time to work out.

Work works for you? What motivates you? Any suggestions would be great


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