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Saturday, July 23, 2011

I am asked frequently how I lost my weight. I always respond with "eating healthy, exercise and SparkPeople." It's easy to make healthy food choices each day, but not so easy to find time to exercise each day.

I personally challenge each of you to take 10 minutes each day to start an exercise streak! You can either get up 10 minutes earlier or take time just before going to bed to do something as simple as walk in place.

Whatever you choose to do, I just hope you choose to do something. Start with 10 minutes and work your way up to 30 minutes or more! A few minutes now could really make a difference in how you live your life in the future!

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    Thank you for writing this! I have been running like crazy today doing things that I got home late and I am tired and planned on just going to bed because I have to get up and run again tomorrow. Well you just encouraged me to at least do a little bit of something tonight before I go to bed. Thank you!!!
    3227 days ago
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    You're on!!! Come join in our new Fling the Flab-Get Fit-n-Fab Challenge starting Aug. 8th. Sign-up is Aug. 7th.!!! emoticon
    3227 days ago
    Great advice! Thanks for blogging.
    3229 days ago
    I love the whole concept of streaks, and I love that Sparkpeople helps us track it!

    Woo Hoo!
    3229 days ago
    I LOVE your set response to the question about weight loss...I'm "stealing" that! It's such a clear, quick, exact way to put it! You're right, finding the time to exercise is often a challenge....but one we must rise to. Doing the Jack LaLane challenge is really helping me to focus on this area and "get it done." Thanks for sharing! Spark on! emoticon
    3230 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    That is the same response I give to those who ask me for my secret for weight loss! emoticon Often I sense that my response is not the response that they expected (or wanted). I get the feeling that they are disappointed that I don't have a big secret fix. emoticon
    I agree that it can be difficult to find the time to exercise each day. I think that you have to be "selfish" and make the time, even it is small increments, to exercise on a daily basis. Remember you are doing this to regain/keep healthy.
    I accept your challenge Laura and hope everybody else who reads this blog does so, too!

    3230 days ago
    I'll take you up on that challenge! I'll get it set so I can track my streak. I really need to get back on that exercise wagon. I WAS up to over 100 minutes a day, but haven't been doing much of anything the past few months. Sometimes when you slack off it's hard to get going again.

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    3230 days ago
    It is amazing how starting small can turn into a habit. Good point! emoticon
    3230 days ago
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