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Short Breaks at Work

I like to take short 3 - 5 minute exercise breaks at work. I sit at a desk most of my work day. Once an hour I try to get up and do leg lifts, arm lifts, squats, or some exercise easy to do in an office. It boosts my energy and 3 minutes 5 times a day equals 15 minutes of exercise.

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P90X PHASE 3; DOUBLES

it requires almost 2 hours and 20 minutes of workout time each day.
On some days you will start with cardio and will have to spend some time doing resistance and abs in the evening.
Doubles P90X Workout Schedule - Phase 3. I want you to see how serious this really gets!

1. Monday: AM -...

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Samba

I am not an avid exerciser, but I found another one that is fun. WII has a game called "Samba De Amigo" that is fun and works like a low impact aerobic. You have to remember to move your feet and hips as well as your arms, but it's easy. I makes it fun and takes the work out of workout.

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20 Minutes

Set a certain "no quitting" amount of time. I never quit exercising in the first 20 minutes of exercise, no matter how tired, sore, discouraged, or unmotivated I feel. It never fails that if I do those first 20 minutes, I get over the mental wall I've created and end up finishing the workout.

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Energy

I found a dry energy drink that comes in individual packs so it can be easily added to water while I work out. It's called "Propel". It's delicious and really gives me energy.
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Parking a mile away from my destination

I map out places I go frequently to determine the mileage. Then I park a mile away and walk to my destination

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Pack Your Bag the Night Before

I have found that packing my workout bag the night before helps me not forget anything the next morning. If I don't take my workout bag with me to work, or if I forget something, my workout is dead. Once I get home, it's difficult to go back out.

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Throw on your workout clothes

Immediately after work I come home throw on my running gear & go. I don't think twice about it. I don't sit down just DO IT.

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Don't Sweat!

Don't sweat the small stuff when you're getting started! Can't run a marathon? Then walk a block! It's the beginning of something bigger!

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Wear a Sports Bra Immediately!

Whenever I reach home and I'm about to change to my home clothes, or to take a bath, I stopped a while and changed into my sports bra. That just sort of got me in the "zone" of workout immediately!

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