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Day 50, 100 days 10-minute solution!

As I have said before I try to always do 10 minutes as it usually carries on longer, that short 10 min walk can last 25 or longer etc etc! Chris really invented Spark in 10 minute slots of exercise!

I like Wanda's saying too and must include it , thanks Maria for the reminder "Once begun, half done" On Friday I asked my dh to walk to the local shop with me when he got home from work and so that was 25 minutes. Saturday I walked 10 very fast minutes to post a letter! emoticon

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Day 50 - The 10-minute solution


Exercise is one of the things that are going well.
I easily get enough exercise for health maintenance.
I do use the "10-minute solution" to get started exercising sometimes when I am feeling lazy, because if I tell myself I only need to do 10 minutes, I get started, and once I get started, it is easy to keep going and do the whole planned workout.
I am on a Spark team where we plan our workouts for the week at the beginning of the week, and we get a goodie for what we post that we did at the end of the week, a trophy for doing more than our planned workouts, a gold medal for doing all, a silver medal for doing more than half and a bronze medal for doing one or more. This is hugely motivating for me, part of the support system that keeps me accountable, and also I am there to support the others as well.

Sometimes I have to guard against perfectionism that tells me I am not doing enough, I could be doing more. I think with Spark guides and comrade support I have developed a lot of good healthy habits.

Yay I have caught up. Now I need to catch up on my Beck Trek posts :)

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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
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Thanks Gill!

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Reposting a link that Maribeth shared last year on this thread - it's a Spark blog from Coach Nicole about the benefits of 10 mins exercise. Short read - very inspiring.

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rebounding without a rebounder isn't something that had occurred to me either - but so simple, and very effective exercise!



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With achieving 10 minutes of exercise my day is a success. Consistency is the important part.

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~ make a sign that says "10-Minute solution."
I will.

~ post it where you'll see it right before you start to exercise (or decide not to exercise). Then choose an activity for today.
You mean like on my tv, LOL! or maybe a BIG sign on my chair that I see before I sit.

~ Whether it's walking, riding a bike, swimming, or even playing croquet, do it for 10 minutes, then decide whether to stop or to continue. Either way, you're a success!!! Woot!
I can do it!



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Day 50: Ten-minute solution
(My thoughts from the past! I am certainly closer to having at least 10 minutes of exercise daily.... I’ll get there yet! )

Ah, exercise! This part of a lifelong plan has always been the thing that hasn’t ever become a constant part of my everyday life.
During the coming year I will do my best to change that so the next time I get to day #50 of this book I can say that I have accomplished a new daily exercise routine!


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Day 50 THE 10-min solution - small achievable goals u.nu/hkyc
Teacher lost 100# by increasing exercise time and eventually ran a marathon!
Also, eliminated 1 food/week to improve nutrition emoticon Making plans...

Recap Days 41-50 Jump Start Motivation
Repeating 100 DWL and looking forward to sharing new book with teammates emoticon
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Day 50, 100 days 10-minute solution!

As I have said before I try to always do 10 minutes as it usually carries on longer, that short 10 min walk can last 25 or longer etc etc! Chris really invented Spark in 10 minute slots of exercise!

I like Wanda's saying too and must include it , thanks Maria for the reminder "Once begun, half done" Of course at the end of the 10 minutes you may want to carry on longer. I went for a walk with my dh and children on 24/12/19 and went to a localish shop when we got lots of bargains as the shop was due to be shut for 2 days, we had a lovely festive walk! emoticon emoticon

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Day 50 - 10 min-solution to get active or 10-min-delay to stop craving.
"...it will sharpen your thinking, brighten your eyes, and lift your spirits."~Linda
New: rebounding emoticon simply jump/bouncing on cushioned floor (yoga mat).
Improves immunity draxe.com/trampoline-workout/

Rebounding without a rebounder youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3hEsDj6pA
Health Benefits of a 10-Minute Workout Last for 1 Hour u.nu/vhrs

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Hmmm ... somewhere I got a day ahead.

I increased my walking from 30 minutes to 35 today.

I kept telling myself ... 1 more minute, 1 more minute.

GotRdone.

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100 Days Challenge, Day 50 Ten-minute solution

Today’s assignment

1. Make a sign that says “Ten-Minute Solution.”

“Ten-Minute Solution.”

2. Post it where you’ll see it right before you start to exercise (or decide not to exercise). Then choose an activity for today. Write it down here so you’ll have it recorded.

Coach Nicole's Pilates video chosen and I did most of the 12 minutes.

3. Whether it’s walking, riding a bike, swimming, or even playing croquet, do your chosen activity for ten minutes, then decide whether to stop or to continue. Either way, you’re a success! Describe this below, including how it felt to do this.

Even though my shoulder hurts, I did my arm exercises and then did the Pilates 100's. Keeping my body moving and it felt good. The Ten-minute Solution works!

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

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I read ahead yesterday and did 10 minutes of weights, walking and aerobics movements. Today, not so much ( emoticon ), but I’ll do it again tomorrow.



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I'm late to the party again tonight. I just got home from our Girl's Night Out which was dinner and a movie to celebrate our April birthday girl. We went to see the movie I Feel Pretty which is a semi-comedy about body image issues for women. I stuck to my meal plan tonight and it was a wonderful evening with friends.

I love the 10 minute rule and although I have more of a tendency to tell myself "JUST DO IT" that motto seems to go hand in hand with the 10 minutes IMHO. Today I semi applied the concept at the Y. It was beautiful day so I decided to get in my steps by walking to the Y and back home (of course!). I stopped by the post office along my walk and I also stopped into a store to connect with a woman I met this past w/e. I might have a new walking partner now!

I have been off my fitness game for the past month. Today ST is on my schedule so I decided to try the "10" idea only mine wasn't minutes. It was reps. I usually do 15 reps per set but since it has been so long I thought I would work back into it a bit slower. When I got home it was a bite to eat for lunch and then 1 hour outside doing yardwork.

When I think of my tasks in 10 minute increments anything seems more manageable!

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Yesterday my "just do it" was to go to the Sunday afternoon circuit class. I hate driving in for the 45 minute class as I wish it was enough actual "working out time" to justify the gas. The Y opens at 1, so the class supposedly starting at 1 actually gets rolling more like 1:10. And...by the time teacher explains all the moves then lets us out early, it turns out to be more like 30 minutes actual activity. But...I needed groceries, and I decided to go and then combine my trip with the grocery store.

I'm a big fan of doing something for "just 10 minutes". I use it a lot! ...and, once started on the unappealing activity, usually the biggest hurdle is jumped and it's so much easier to do more. If not...well at least I got 10 minutes!

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I love the 10 minute solution! When I read this I thought 'anyone can do this. Even me!' I like to do my exercise in 10 minute increments. It adds up. I don't hurt. My knee feels good and you know what - it even helps that old Arthur that lives in my right knee. With 10 minutes I feel like I can do anything. It helps me push myself. I found that I'm capable of way more than I thought I was.

Love this lesson.

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OMG! I just did 10 mins work in the garden!!!! Amazing!!!!

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This lesson Stands out as one that goes WAY beyond weight loss/maintenance and into improving my daily day as I continue to work to make this more of a daily habit.

C, congrats on your progress!! emoticon emoticon Maribeth, Thank you for the excellent article on cocoa vs cacao. I STILL have Wanda's saying hanging up on my kitchen door reminding me and other family members, "Once begun, half done." All examples of how helpful each of you sharing your wisdom is to my progress and why I visit daily even if I do not post. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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I use the 10 minute solution idea when I go for a walk. I say I will walk for 10 minutes and if I don't feel comfortable I will turn back. They it is at least 20 minutes. Still working on my anxiety issues so I can go out and walk more often.

When I use my rower I use the 3 minute solution.

For my mini habits it is at least 1 push up (I now can sort of so 5), and at least 10 squats.

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Day 50 Ten-minute solution

Suppose you're trying to exercise every day. But at times you just don't feel like it and you can't seem to drag your feet out the door. Make a deal with yourself that says you only have to exercise for 10 minutes, and after that you can quit! Then go do it.

Sometimes, at the end of ten minutes, you’ll feel relieved it’s over and you’ll stop. But other times, you’ll realize that you feel better and you might decide to keep going longer. Either way, you’re a success!

While 10 minutes of activity may be the secret to getting you started on a consistent exercise plan. Taking a 10-minute walk or bike ride will usually give you an energy boost. Even a small amount of exercise will bring improvement! Think of it this way. If you walked just 10 minutes every day for one entire year, you would see major changes in your muscle tone, your weight, and your overall health. At the same time, it will also sharpen your thinking, brighten your eyes, and lift your spirits. Research shows that doing 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a day brings similar benefits to doing 30 minutes at a time.

Getting started can be 1/2 the battle. What happens if you don't feel like doing your activity again the next day? Something is better than nothing! To sustain your exercise plan, break it down into levels that you know you can handle. Then to get yourself going, use the concept of the 10-minute solution.

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Of course with the New Year I am doing my best to exercise daily. The 10 Minute Solution is a good thing to remember on days when I don’t feel I have time or the desire to exercise.

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Day 50, 100 days 10-minute solution!

As I said on 24/12/17 I try to always do 10 minutes as it usually carries on longer, that short 10 min walk can last 25 or longer etc etc! Chris really invented Spark in 10 minute slots of exercise!
I like Wanda's saying too and must include it , thanks Maria for the reminder "Once begun, half done"

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Love, love this lesson! Stands out as one that goes WAY beyond weight loss/maintenance and into improving my daily day. I still have Wanda's saying hanging up and reminding me, "Once begun, half done."
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, however you may celebrate this special time of year. emoticon

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The magical thing about those 10 minutes of doing just about anything, is once you get started, you tend to keep going.

Uncluttering, other housework, exercise all good things! Of course, procastinating sitting on the couch after a 10 minute break may or may not be a good thing LOL!


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Day 50: Ten-minute solution
Ah, exercise! This part of a lifelong plan has always been the thing that hasn’t ever become a constant part of my everyday life.
During the coming year I will do my best to change that so the next time I get to day #50 of this book I can say that I have accomplished a new daily exercise routine!


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I remember this being an early lesson from Spark Guy. You can do something for 10 minutes. And more often than not the 10 minutes will turn into 15 or 20. But if 10 minutes is all you can do at least you did something. I did not start the "do something" lesson yesterday. I will start today. My "10" sign is already up in several places around the house. I shared it with the team several days ago. It is in the team photos. 10 is my number...10 reasons, 10 minutes.

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Yes, please, no beating yourself up on this team. Just come and join us on whatever Day we're on.

I don't post something every day......... this one, for example, I didn't post anything. I did, as Phyllis said, go back and read what I'd written before. Now that I have a daily habit of exercising, I find 10 mins goes much faster than it used to! However, if I have a low-energy day, I'll get my hula-hoop out and do 5 mins clock-wise, and 5 mins counter clock-wise.

I suppose I used this 10-min solution the other day when I managed to actually Skype my son and d-i-l - we ended up talking for about 20 mins.

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Glad you had a family day out and that your husband was able to participate! There is no such thing as falling by the wayside in this team - just come back and jump in wherever we are. That is the great thing about Linda's book - It doesn't have to be done in perfect sequence.

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Day 50 but I am falling by the wayside. Today was a family picnic. Since we moved 400 miles to be closer to my family, I figured I'd better go! I did enjoy myself. Brought hubby in his power chair. No problems .

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Yay Chele! I'm sure there have been days when even one push-up seemed difficult!!
I really try hard to push myself to do 10 minutes when I don't feel like exercising; that is what started me exercising every day. Spark Guy had a blog about just doing 10 minutes and my time has grown to 30 minutes now although there are still days when I tell myself that I'm only going to do 10 minutes because I just don't want to exercise. What happens? Most times I keep going.

The ten minute solution has helped my procrastination too. C'mon Wanda! Just start and give it 10 minutes....it works!!

exercise today, squats and lunges because I can do them up and down the hall and won't fall over....Ha! Bronchitis is still kicking my ......well you know.

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Way to go Chele!

Day 50: Ten-minute solution
Today I did a trip down memory lane by reading my posts from the past. I feel encouraged and know I've made progress in using Linda's words in my life.
It's easy to be hopeful because I'm planning vacations for September and October. It's easy today because I feel good.
But I know life isn't always "good" and things won't always be "easy" so the ten-minute solution will be necessary at some point and it is a great solution when the time comes!

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Before surgery and now for about a week I do at least 1 push up a day. It sparks me to do more. 10 minutes is a long time. I like to break it down even more. Even a little is better than nothing at all.

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Day 50: Ten-minute solution- 1/2 way thru book.
Now that you've actually done something, how will you keep yourself going? As you know, getting started is half the battle. But what if you don't feel like doing your activity again the next day? And how do you sustain your rhythm the weather is bad.
Something is better than nothing
To sustain your exercise plan, break it down into levels that you know you can handle. Then to get yourself going, use the concept of the ten-minute solution.
Suppose you're trying to exercise every day. But at times you just don't feel like it and you can't seem to drag your feet out the door. Make a deal with yourself that says you only have to exercise for ten minutes, and after that, you can quit. Then go do it.
Sometimes, at the end of ten minutes, you'll feel relieved it's over and you'll stop. But other times, you'll realize that you actually feel better and you might decide to keep going longer. Either way, you're a success!
Never minimize the benefits of a small amount of exercise or think that you aren't accomplishing anything. Research shows that doing ten minutes of exercise three times a day brings similar benefits to doing 30 minutes at a time.
Taking a ten-minute walk or bike ride will usually give you an energy boost. At the same time, it will also sharpen your thinking, brighten your eyes, and lift your spirits.
It doesn't take a lot
Over time, even a small amount of exercise will bring a lot of improvement. Think of it this way. If you walked just ten minutes every day for one entire year, you would see major changes in your muscle tone, your weight, and your overall health.
While ten minutes of activity certainly doesn't give the same benefits as 20 to 30 minutes, it may be the secret to getting you started back toward a consistent exercise plan.
Make a sign that says "Ten-Minute Solution."
Post it where you'll see it right before you start to exercise (or decide not to exercise). Then choose an activity for today.
Whether it's walking, riding a bike, swimming, or even playing croquet, do it for ten minutes, then decide whether to stop or to continue. Either way, you're a success!
Today I will be dress shopping so will get steps in that way. but currently I am not doing a exercise routine. I know I need to start. so I will put this advice when I start. planning on getting into routine the first of May.
I usually get around 10,000 steps or better at work. but I would like to get started with regular exercise as who knows what the future will bring. and it would get me more active at home too. Garden time is soon to start and need to mow lawn this weekend too.

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Day 50 - 10 minute solution

Something is better than nothing!
Never minimize the benefits of a small amount of exercise. Research shows that 10 minutes of exercise three times a day brings similar benefits to doing 30 minutes at a time.
Choose an activity, do it for 10 minutes and then decide if you want to continue or quit. You are already a success!

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Day 50 100 days 10-minute solution!
Can it be?? Day 50 all ready?? 1/2 way through, friends!! WOOHOO

On this trip through 100 days I have also challenged myself to 100 days of strength exercises and I've managed to do at least some strength moves - about 10 minutes every day! Occasionally it has been much longer and I think that as 10 minutes has become easier the time is stretching out. I haven't wanted to burn out though; I really don't enjoy exercising and thought this would be very tiresome for me....surprise I can't say it is fun but it is not bad.

I'm actually seeing some results! That just may make it fun and also may push me to spend more time at it.

Exercise 50/100 Hubs is having surgery today so I'll just be doing 50 lunges before I get dressed to go to the hospital.

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The 10-minute solution crops up a lot: Spark Guy advocates just doing 10 mins a day; Fly Lady encourages 'set your timer' for 10 mins (or 12, or 15, whatever you decide/feel like!), and Linda here gives us great reasons to practise this technique.

I find it helps me at work too - when I don't feel like tackling something, I tell myself I'll just do 10 mins.

It's a priceless piece of advice that just gets me past the reluctance to start. I apply it to my gardening too! I'm not a natural/enthusiastic gardener - but I have a small, unruly garden that needs hacking back constantly!

The more I work through this book, the more I appreciate Linda's skills. I love that she is so on-point, but also so very understanding of what gets in our way. Today I liked reading this:

"Sometimes at the end of 10 minutes, you'll feel relieved it's over and you'll stop. But other times you'll realize that you feel better and you might decide to keep going longer. Either way, you're a success!"

Thank you, Linda Spangle! I've done my 10 mins - the rest of the day lies ahead!
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Thanks Wanda and Skirunner - You'd think I'd be better at loafing around ... since I voluntarily did soooo much of it when I wasn't 'into' exercising all that much - ha! I get on a good streak of exercising it seems once in a blue moon ... just didn't like this one being 'interrupted'.

But I know the more I 'allow' my healing to take place the faster I'll be back and ready to go again.

Today however I HAVE to get out and do some watering ... I wrap my ankle/wear my sports shoes and take it really slow. My husband would do it but he is too busy doing repairs to our Costco tent top and securing other things down ... we're having high, high winds still and things are worse for wear. Towards weekend and all week next there is 90% chance rain forecast ... so my yard/plants will get much needed water and my ankle will get a real break that much longer... hope my library books get in!

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I've used this lesson successfully several times. Usually it is "I'll just get on the treadmill for 10 minutes"; I often get off it 30 minutes or an hour later. It is very successful for me as far as walking go.

Now I'm using it in another way. Lots of company coming for Christmas and I'm getting two guest rooms ready; unfortunately these rooms have turned into catch-alls. This morning I started out with the timer set for 10 minutes and ended up working an hour and a half. My grandmother's old saying...."once begun is half done" continues to hold true for me. I am so good at procrastinating but once I start....I finish!

I agree with SKIRUNNER, DJ, you really need to take time to heal...boring, yes....frustrating, yes...but still necessary. This too shall pass.

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DJ- Your job right now is healing that ankle! That takes time. I have a cold right now and I can relate to your frustration, but be kind to yourself! You can take a break for healing; the base changes you've made will be there when you're better. Hugs!



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Hate to have to post this but failing miserably at the moment at ... doing much of anything! (So different than my previous post/last time doing lesson!). I have 'let' my sprained ankle throw me for a loop ... I'm accepting responsibility for that. I 'could' be doing chair exercises but just have not been able to find the 'oomph' to do so. It does mean carrying the computer outside to the lanai to do them and it HAS been extremely high winds for over a week or so (it's tearing up the roof on our Costco tent even!) but still ... I need to GET MOVING!!!! Inside the motor home? that IS a challenge to exercise in... I'm working on pulling up 'whatever' from the inside to JUST DO IT ... hopefully I WILL!

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Day 50, 100 days 10-minute solution!

I have lots to due and it is raining today.
but Hoping I can fit in a visit to gym but I have so many DVD plus the ones I can stream online. so I need to fit a dvd into my schedule daily wheather I get to gym or not.

I am working with a trainer so I do get there 1x a week. I get lots of steps in at work too. but I need to make a habit of getting the ten minutes in. If I don't get to gym I will do a DVD tonight. also manybe in the morning too. weigh in tomorrow.

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Day 50 – Ten minute solution

I have used the “just do a little bit” strategy to get started on a project I have been avoiding and it does work. Remembering to use it when I have free time will be what I need to work on. I really need to make some kind of visual reminder for the projects I want to get done.

Two of my exercise routines are 10 – 12 minutes long, stretching and arm exercises with weights, so it’s easy to fit them in the day.



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In my opinion, the key to doing 'anything' for 10 minutes is simply find a task that needs to get done and do it until you either get tired or there is a natural break (like the phone ringing and you have to answer it). I find that this time of year is so inherently busy that it doesn't take much effort to find a lot of 10 minute activities you can do.

I have a lot of chair cardio individual exercises that I can string together so I can turn on either the radio (although the commercial breaks can disrupt the 'burn' if you really get into it) or some of my favorite 1960s dance music. I can work up a sweat in no time!

Aura, I too have found having really colorful workout clothes a great incentive to wanting to work out. The brighter the better. I started out doing this because we would often take a walk at dusk and I wanted to be 'seen' but now I find it is very uplifting just to get dressed and puts my mind in the right place to 'get it done'.

Phyllis, I find that decorating for the holidays is one activity that starts out small and keeps on growing... and growing. I can get so engrossed I look up and a couple of hours have past.



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Day #50 10-Minute Solution
This is what helps me see the big picture by going thru this book more than once.
My life today is the exact opposite from the last time I got to Day 50!
Last time I was getting ready for a house full of company, today I am feeling the emptiness of the Thanksgiving weekend being over!

Something is better than nothing!
Never minimize the benefits of a small amount of exercise. Research shows that 10 minutes of exercise three times a day brings similar benefits to doing 30 minutes at a time.
Choose an activity, do it for 10 minutes and then decide if you want to continue or quit. You are already a success!

Today I will get busy with Christmas decorations because it will require many trips up and down the stairs.

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Day 50- 10 minute solution!

This concept ties in very nicely with Spark Guy's 10 minute fitness streaks and is one I did employ at the beginning of this journey on days I just didn't feel the energy to do more.

The magical thing about those 10 minutes of doing just about anything, is once you get started, you tend to keep going.

Uncluttering, other housework, exercise all good things!

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Gill, sorry to hear that you can not watch the videos. Any idea why?

Hooping is awesome... I am not good at it, I think I am deficient in the hooping gene area LOL!

Day 50: (Day 50!! Whoo Hoo!!!!!)

“10-Minute Solution”

When I row I row for 10 minutes and then a 2 minute cool down. I may do that after work or I may use a 10 minute walking video. Have been battling a cold so I will see which is best for me after work.


Breaking tasks down so I do not feel they will take a long time does make it easier to start.
For example: I clean a few things in the house. I do not choose to clean the entire house at once and make it take all day. When I followed Fly Lady she suggested 15 minutes. I am happier with 10. If it continues to 15 Yay me! LOL


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I've improved on this one since last time. I started planning at least 10 mins a day into my week. In the past, I have thought of 10 minutes as being pretty meaningless in terms of exercise.

Two things that are working successfully for me at the moment are hula-hooping and rebounding. The hula-hooping is easiest because just have to pick up the hoop; the rebounder has to be unfolded and set up (and no, I don't have a place where I can leave it set up!).

To count the 10 mins I use the timer on my phone for hooping - 5 mins anti-clockwise + 5 mins clockwise. I find music helps - I put a pop radio station on. For rebounding, I like funky music (jango is good for finding workout music) and 10 mins is about 3 tracks.

I used to enjoy the 10 min Spark videos - but my computer won't stream them any more.

A short walk is usually at least 30 mins. I am lucky in that I have no problems walking, and get a lot of walking done every day through necessity.

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