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Swimming

I love to swim....it is a great exercise and stress reliever...so when your stressed or want to burn off a few calories...go jump in a lake or pool!

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squeezing in exercise

Instead of ordering lunch (a service my office offers) i walk briskly to the farthest healthy food store, eat and then walk briskly back to my office.Doing this i can record atleast 20 mins of walking and measure how many caloriesi would have burnt.

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Exercise

I soooo hate to Exercise :(

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Burn the calories

At gym: Goal is to burn 300 calories in 39 minutes or less combining walking fast, walking on incline, jogging and jogging on incline. My friend Aimee and I challenge ourselves to see who finishes first and once done we usually keep going! Week 2, we upped it to 332 cal in less than 39 mts!

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Making sure to work in your exercise.

Several Days a month I have to travel 2hours away for my Dr's appointment. ( I live in a small area without good Dr's)
I always leave early for my appointments. I stop half way to talk a walking break 5-10 minutes. Once I am at the Dr's office I take a good 10-20 minute walk in the area.

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Yoga helps prevent soreness from strength training

I always stretch after the cool down with my trainer, but sometimes muscle soreness still happens. I added Yoga classes in the evenings of two of the days I strength train and it helps stretch out and prevent that next day soreness that sometimes come from the strength training.

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Just a few more

Something that's been working for me lately when I want to quit my workout, or I feel my planned time hasn't been enough: I tell myself to do just a few more. A few more reps, minutes, steps, etc. and before I know it, I've exceeded my own expectations and feel great about it!

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Make yourself accountable

Sharing your goals and plans with others helps to make you accountable...enlisting your sparkfriends to keep you on track really helps!

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The Firm Slim Solutions Yoga Workout

I am NOT a yoga person, but needed something to help stretch me out as I have had trouble with back/hip/hamstring that kept me from being able to exercise at all. This DVD feels so good on those tight areas and many things are what my physical therapist had me doing. LOVE IT! Stretching routine!

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Weird but works

I found that when I am walking and I start slowing down or wanting to stop, I start talking to myself. I tell myself all the things this walking, exercise, and healthy eating are doing for my body. It really pushes me through those wanting to quit moments.

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