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"I try to exercise 10 minutes daily no matter what"

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Monday, December 04, 2017

That's what I say when I open up a conversation about exercise. In social situations people ask what I've been doing lately. My standard response is "I try to exercise 10 minutes daily no matter what." Immediately the conversation goes to pros and cons of gyms, workouts at home, running out doors versus treadmill or borrowing local high school's track after hours. I'm thinking I'm at the bottom of the exercise totem pole, but as it turns out many people simply exercise weekends, or twice a week because it doesn't occur to them that ten minutes is viable.
So how this relates to sparkpeople is last night I left the house thinking ten minutes walk under the SuperMoon (two more coming up in January for a three in a row phenomena) looking at Christmas Lights is better than nothing... and sure enough I ended up strolling for 28 minutes.
The point is thinking "just ten minutes" got me out the door. Meanwhile my colleagues didn't get any time exercising because they haven't given themselves permission to do "just ten minutes".

sparkpeople overcame my prejudice about exercise... by giving me permission to do "just 10"
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