October 11, 2010

I Might as Well Exercise.....

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I have a love/hate relationship with it. What about you? I always feel great when I'm done, but I DREAD getting started.

When I was a teenager I had a Garfield poster that read:

"I might as well exercise, I'm in a bad mood anyway."

That pretty much sums up my attitude about exercise.

To get myself motivated to exercise I have tried several techniques:

1. I keep an exercise calendar and put a sticker or "gold star" every day that I get my workout. I start to see that I am on all roll and I don't want to break the chain. I plan my workout on the calendar for the week so that I don't have any excuse not to get it done.

2. I set my DVR to record my favorite shows and I tell myself that I am not allowed to watch my shows unless I am on my recumbent bike or treadmill. This has been very effective in getting me out of bed!

3. I used to work just a couple miles away from my home. I would leave about 30 minutes before I was expected at work and walk there. It was a really nice walk. I had to go to work, so I thought that I might as well walk there and get my exercise done as well.

4. I've always required great tunes while I exercise. As I have "matured" I have really enjoyed books on tape and podcasts that can be downloaded to my ipod. They keep my mind interested and I get so caught up in the story or the discussion that time flies!

5. And then there is always this way of thinking that gets me to exercise: "If I exercise this morning....I'll be able to eat something yummy tonight when I go out!"

The secret is: Whatever gets you to exercise...DO IT! Make it fun. Give yourself goals and incentives. Remember how good a morning workout makes you feel when you can't drag yourself out of bed at 5 am!

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October 10, 2010

My review at CSN Stores

Originally submitted at CSN Stores


  • Available in Red
  • Constructed of supreme Protecflon polyester with 1200 D. Poly
  • 8 convenient pockets for maximum packing versatility
  • U-shape top opening system for easy access to spacious main compartment
  • Self repairing

  • Great quality and pockets galore!

    By Melody from PA on 10/10/2010

    5out of 5

    Pros: Durable, Easy to Transport, Good Zippers, Lightweight, Large Capacity

    Best Uses: Weekend Trips, Short Travel, Airline Travel

    Describe Yourself: Getting Started

    What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist

    Was this a gift?: Yes

    I bought these bags for my kids for weekend trips to Grandma's house and short road trips. They are just the right size and they are such good quality. It really looks like my kids will get years of good use out of these. I love that the kids can be responsible for their own bags and transport them easily with the wheels.