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  1. I love this! I have a gym membership but it’s ALWAYS packed, except for the weekends, which is weird. haha. I do love walking though, my thing is i’m so timid I don’t want to go alone. I’ve pinned this to keep it close. Good luck with your goals!

    1. I’m the same way, I hate going to a crowed gym where I don’t know anyone. That’s why I started to do Jazzercise because a friend invited me. Thanks Leslie 🙂

  2. Thank you for this great reminder. I have been terrible about exercise for the last 3 months after being very consistent. Life just gets in the way of exercise sometimes! I have heard it said that we make time for the things that are important. It’s just so hard. I like tips #1 and #5 the best. I am NOT at all a morning person, but the mornings I do get up early to exercise, my whole day goes better because I feel like I have so much energy. I also sleep better that night. You bring up an excellent point about feeling too tired. I sometimes say that I am too tired to NOT work out!

    1. Heather I have been the same way too, I go through seasons where I am very consistent and than seasons where I am not but you are right on about how we make time for things that are important to us!

  3. I used to try the gym membership trick; it would work for a few weeks, but then something would come up & I’d be stuck paying for a membership I never used. Currently, my buddy & I try to walk at work, at least once a day around the perimeter is about a 1/2 mile.
    Between that and walking the dogs, I do manage to get some exercise in; but I’m always looking for ways to fit more in. Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest.

    1. Good point about walking the dog, that is a workout all in itself! I agree that sometimes gym memberships don’t work for everyone but the buddy system sounds like you have a great plan in place!

  4. I think #3 is a great idea. Especially if you can make it into a habit, e.g., you turn on your favorite show and automatically launch into a particular sequence of yoga poses or squats/crunches without even thinking about it. Could be a game-changer for people who watch a lot of television.

    I do a 10-minute workout every day, right before I shower. Doing a long workout a few times a week has never really ‘stuck’ for me — I always give up after a while — but doing a short calisthenics routine every day has been working really well so far.

    1. I’m also a fan of short intervals whenever you get the chance. Sometimes the daily schedule doesn’t allow for a full hour workout but doing what you can here and there really makes a positive impact.

  5. Fortunately my gym is right down the street. But my only secret to working out on busy days is to get up early. I work 10s with an hour commute and hour lunch. So at 4:45 I get up to make it to the gym by 5. It sucks. It gets a little easier, but not much, ha! An added secret is to use the buddy system. My husband is such a morning person and he cheers me on when I get up early. That definetly helps

    1. My husband is the same way, on the mornings when I feel like sleeping in he is always practically pushing me out of the bed 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing these tips. I really need to focus and wake up earlier and just get it done. I am constantly struggling with time management and everytime I plan to work out, something comes up.

    1. Your welcome Adanna, if I don’t work out early in the morning than it always seems like something comes up for me too. Time management is always a struggle especially when it seems like there are so many other important things calling for our attention.

  7. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I have been struggling to fir exercise into my daily routine. I was doing great for a while and then it trailed off. I can’t wait to put these tips to good use! 🙂

    1. Amy I go through seasons too where I’m really consistent and when I’m not, so these tips are for me too when I’m not feeling motivating to work out!

  8. The gym doesn’t work for me (not just the budget side). If I’m not working out with someone I know I lose interest. That’s why I stick to workout DVDs.

    While the weather’s nice get out and walk during your lunch hour. I walk to the farmer’s market every Wednesday.

    1. Cassi I agree it’s much more fun to work out with a friend whenever possible 🙂 And I wish I lived close enough to the farmer’s market to walk to it!

  9. Great tips! One of my favorite exercise programs is T-Tapp. The have a 15 minute Basic Work Out (BWO+) that’s great for those days that you don’t have a lot of time.

    I followed the link-up from Thrive at Home.

  10. I love this! I’m always looking for ways to add a little exercise into my day– oftentimes I make it complicated, so these are great reminders of how simple it can be to just MOVE IT!– thanks

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