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Clean To Get Lean

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Why do you need to clean over and over again it would be so nice if you could do it and have it remain that way... but it doesn't and is a seemingly never ending task so what can we do about it? Want to sit on the couch and watch tv? Why not pump up the music and the intensity to blast those chores and your body too! This is great for short periods as you can go 100% then when it's done and you can get back to whatever else you had planned. Next episode? Squeeze in as many sessions as you can and rest (watch/read/study) inbetween! This is just one option of course out works for walking workouts like Jessica Smith's? A few short spark videos for strength training even some gentle stretching/pilates/yoga whatever works for you. Or got a pile of ironing that you've been putting off? Try walking in place whilst you sort through the items. After each item is folded or ready to hang thy mini circuit sets: walking lunges into the bedroom and back next time change to squat jumps or high knee march. Rest every so often and during that time complete a round of squats/arm curls/press ups. Try focusing on 1 area (triceps/shoulders/upper back/core) each day giving you a fresh set to accomplish tomorrow leaving you knowing what you will be doing. Try writing out a diary so you have it set ready to go. You can change up the exercises so you don't get bored of your workouts.
Dancing is my go to when I have not planned my day it makes you you happy, releasing endorhins and serotonin. Much of the time I don't plan to dance but after turning on the music it just naturally happens. The one other thing I regularly do is update my music I like fast upbeat rhythms that I can just lose myself in. Enjoy guys I hope you find this helpful.

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  • CD14145254
    OMGosh! Why haven't I ever thought of that? lol I like to say my house has been commercially cleaned. When I am watching TV and a commercial comes on - I get up and clean something lol Time to make a fast beat music list and have some fun moving the dirt around! Thank you. - by CD14145254
  • Terrific ideas. Clean house along with a lean body makes sense to me. Thanks, the music will begin. emoticon - by DINIE123
  • KATHYRB
    Thank You - by KATHYRB
  • Great ideas! I love upbeat music and dancing! - by ROSALIE28

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