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Fit Tip: It's Not "All or Nothing"

Fit Tip: It's Not "All or Nothing"

It's New Year's Resolution time, and for many of you, "getting fit" tops your list. It may be frustrating if you want to start a consistent exercise routine, but realistically know you don't have much time to cram those much needed workouts into your schedule. So you may say, "Well, just forget it. If I can't run three times a week, I won't run at all."

When it comes to working out, don't take the "all or nothing" approach. So what if you only have 10 minutes a day to devote to exercising? Start with that because every little bit of time helps. A little goes a long way, so do what you can and your body will benefit. Plus you'll feel proud that you made the effort to move instead of using the extra time to sit on your bum. Remember, short bursts of exercise are beneficial. Next time, take the stairs.


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kendallina kendallina 8 years
The "all or nothing" attitude is my biggest problem when it comes to exercise and diet. It's one of the things I am trying to get over in the new year.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Every little bit counts.
catander catander 8 years
i am so like this! today i couldn't get to the gym, so i feel like it's a pass to do nothing. i am going to try and do a strength work out with free weights in my apartment though because i know that anything is better than nothing!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
If I desperately don't want to go, I don't. But then I usually will make time to take my dog for a long walk... And I go the next day to the gym and go hard.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 8 years
For me, I run 5x a week. On days when I'm feeling blah, I just tell myself that I have never regretted taking a run, but I regret it if I skip a run. Then once I get started, I usually end up going for longer than I had planned.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
When I started exercising, I kind of had the all or nothing attitude, but I got over it REAL fast when I went to Ukraine for 2 weeks. I was with a group of people that didn't work out and I wasn't "allowed" to run outside due to safety reasons. So I found time to work out in little increments...jumping jacks, running up and down the stairs in the apartment, and lots of pushups and situps. I always tried to squeeze in at least 15 minutes here and there when I could to keep myself from going insane.
blu-eyes blu-eyes 8 years
There are many times when I don't want to exercise, but will tell myself to just do 15 minutes and that will be good enough and then most times that 15 minutes will turn into 30 or 45 minutes!!!
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