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Tricking Myself



Some days when I do not have the energy to do my cardio/exercise bike I tell myself at least do 10 minutes. Then it turns out once I get the first 10 minutes out of the way I can finish my daily goal even if I have to say to myself "just 1 minute more"

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  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks for sharing - by BANNERMAN
  • Very good tip. I agree with everything you said. - by AMBER461
  • This does work for me too! - by SJKENT1
  • emoticon No trickery needed.

    Just click your heels three times and repeat "I'd rather be walking". - by DSHONEYC
    emoticon - by LOVINGKATE
  • Good tip - by REMAREIS
  • OWLVR54
    I do this, I say I only feel like walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes, but then I see, I didn't walk enough so I say, 5 more minutes and I just keep going till I get tired.
    Thanks for the tip.

    emoticon - by OWLVR54
  • I need to do this! Thanks for great tip..very encouraging! - by PYNETREE
  • You are so right. It takes so much motivation to start, but once I get started, I'm on a roll and manage to get at least 30 minutes done. - by MAURIZIA
    I agree. There are just days when you don't feel like exercise, and then you just have to do it. If telling yourself you're going to do a short workout works, good. The trick for me is that I ALWAYS feel better after I've exercised. - by VAINVT
  • This happens to me too...Once I get started, I am happy that I did it because I usually get it all done. - by NANFACEMIRE1
  • This is oh so true for me. I specially have to trick myself into starting with just 15 minutes of Elliptical and then end up with an hours worth :) emoticon - by WINGS77
  • OMG i do that as well i will tell myself "just do 30" (ellptical) by time i get to 30 im soo warmed up up that the rest of the 35 minutes flies by!! - by KLUVSTFORMERS
  • PEPE865-my thoughts exactly ! I like to walk but there are some days that I wish I could click my heels & be done with it ! I always feel sooo much better after I'm done & don't regret that push to get myself out the door. emoticon - by DONNA1K
  • I do this with my walking. Some days especially after work, I just want to sit and never move again. Then I put on my walkers and go. The 1st half mile is torture but then my goal of 3 miles is done and I'm still on the road looking for more destinations. It's not unusual to add another 3 and have to race the sun home. - by PEPE865

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