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10/16/09 7:41 P

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Have you tried breaking them up into shorter segments? How about adding something completely different? I got re-energized when I added some light weight lifting on alternate days.

I completely understand the burnout/overbooked schedule syndrome. As a teacher, I have certain seasons that are more challenging than others. I tend to do more working out on weekends during those times.

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10/14/09 12:45 P

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I am totally with OAKDALE41 I'm having a hard time staying motivated!

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10/13/09 11:04 P

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perhaps it's time to shake things up with a new routine! Find a fitness plan that gets you excited and energized, something that you look forward to and it doesn't have to be Leslie!!! Also don't force yourself to workout "x" minutes everyday or week, build back up to your previous amounts. Start off with saying that i will do 2-3 days and cross the days off on a weekly calendar. Pick times that are best for you. I am not a morning person so getting up even earlier would just cause a revolt in the end.

I worked out for almost 3 yrs straight upwards of 2 hours daily with HIIT and other intense activities. I have to start back with Leslie to get my stamina back up to 30-45 minutes gradually. It takes time and patience. But what I have found is that I tend to look forward to my fitness minutes if I leave wiggle room for what I do: Step, walking in or outdoors, lifting, the Firm, Cathe, ect...

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10/13/09 8:34 P

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Can you find some new music to work out to? Sometimes that gets me motivated.

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10/13/09 3:03 P

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You've got good advice here. The biggest thing is making things fun.
I can't stress how important it is to like what work out you're doing. I get in the duldrums but just find something new to do, to get over the hump.

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10/13/09 10:05 A

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I'm sorry you feel your workouts are a chore and I
totally understand the time issues. I have been down
this road myself and I had to wind up giving myself
a stern talking to---did I like the way I felt--
did I really want to throw away all the hard work that I have already done---didn't I enjoy the feeling of empowerment and fulfillment when I met one of my short term goals. My answers were a resounding NO....so I climbed back up on the program.
Have you tried varying up your walking programs?
Also listening to music helps. Do you have a pedometer...I've come to look at my pedometer as my
new best friend. It's surprising how it can energize you into trying to add MORE steps. Hope this helps.
Genia

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10/13/09 9:54 A

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Think about how much better everything else in life feels when you are exercising. It just feels so good when you are done.

Take it one day at a time, set a challenge for yourself and a reward!!

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10/13/09 9:50 A

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Well, just remember this.....working out is a great way to reduce the stress of our everyday lives. Work your way up to it and find things you like to do. I love to walk, but like you don't really have the time so I make it a challenge. I bough a pedometer and where it everyday, it is a necessity of my outfit just like a pair of socks. lol. I make it my goal to get XXXXX steps in in the day. At the end of the day I see where I'm at and will not let myself go to bed without hitting that mark. I've gone as taking one shirt at a time out of the dryer and going to the other end of the house to hang it up to add up those steps....little things make a BIG difference. Hang in there!

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10/13/09 9:35 A

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I was doing great through the summer. But with fall coming and schedules getting so busy I hardly have time to workout. Now it has become a chore. I no longer look forward to it. I find myself making excuses to avoide it. How can I get back to enjoying my workouts again?

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