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5/12/11 8:15 A

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I felt the same way when I started out in January. I get up at 5:30 every day for work, and just can't get up earlier to work out. So that leaves after work. I get home at 4:00, then there's homework with the kids and getting dinner ready. Hubby gets home at 6:00 and then just about every night one of my kids has either practice or a game. So when do I have the time or energy work out? -- This was always my excuse before I started this program.

I am glad to say I've figured out a plan that works for me. At first, it was a chore to squeeze in the 30-45 minute workouts. But now I look forward to them and the time changes depending on what we have going that day. Sometimes it's before hubby gets home and sometimes I don't work out until 8:30. The big difference now is I look at workouts like one of the other 'required' things I have to do every day. Not to say that I don't take days off...I do...but for the most part I work out at least 5x per week, from anywhere between 45-90 minutes. And dare I say I look forward to it each night!

It's a process...you have to work up to a point where you don't feel like exercise is such a chore. Just start out with 10 or 15 minutes a night...and gradually increase the time. You'll be amazed at how your attitude will change toward exercise.

Good luck!!!



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5/11/11 11:21 P

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I think that every night when I get home. I just want to veg out. But I've decided that I can do 30 minutes of at least a walk. Then when I change into workout clothes I seem to get motivated to either move a little faster or a little harder. I always feel better afterwards.


If it is to be it is up to me.

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5/11/11 8:46 P

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Can you exercise in the morning, for maybe ten minutes? Then if you can do ten minutes during the day and ten minutes when you get home after work, then there's your recommended 30 minutes of exercise for the day. It doesn't have to be in one large chunk of time. Just taking a walk after dinner is better than nothing. You can do it! emoticon

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5/11/11 8:37 P

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this is my third day and I'm doing good with my eating, but just to tired when i get home to exercise any tips emoticon

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