Friday, January 16, 2009

No More Excuses

Hey Everybody,

Well it's 10am (est) have you worked out at all today? No? What about yesterday? Awww your son had a snuffly nose? Your hubby went out with his friends leaving you home with all the tired and grouchy kids? Awww I feel ya.....but....what exactly is your excuse? That's life, and no one said the road would be smooth sailing (how boring would that be). You'll always have a sick kid, or hubby (even worse :D), you'll always have a mile high stack of laundry, you'll always have to make dinner, and call your sisters-cousins-best friend.

Lack of motivation is the number one excuse EVERYONE uses. Sure some may think they are motivated, but if they were then their ass wouldn't be sitting at a computer desk right now.

So, here's my #1 wight-loss secret....

That's should be doing about 45 minutes of cardio-respiratory exercise every day. BUT, this includes walking at a clip through the mall, or parking further away from work. Playing with the kids can be considered cardio, heck even sex is considered cardio...the actual definition of Cardio Respiratory exercise is any movement that utilizes several muscles at the same time for an extended period of time...So the treadmill, elliptical, stepper and Rower are cardio exercises that burn lots of calories (on average about 400-600/hour the same as about 1 meal)...So you should be doing continuous movement for a minimum of 45 minutes a day....but it's difficult to put aside an hour a day, things can get in the way....but you can easily find 10-15 minutes....that's right. You don't have to do the 45 minutes all in one lump, you can split it up throughout the day. You can easily find 15 minutes 3-4 times a day!!!!!!NO MORE EXCUSES, if you can find time to pee, you can find time to exercise....if you can find time to read this post, then you can find time to exercise!

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