motivation

A Night Owl’s Guide to Exercising in the Morning

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There are many people who are night owls by nature- or I would say by habit or preference. It is only at night time or the few hours past midnight that the night owl finds it most inspiring to work on ideas. Or they stay up for the sheer love of it. Unfortunately, the world [...]

How to Stay Motivated When Doing Cardio- Turn off the Timer

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It is easy to get bored when using the cardio machine- especially if you spend about 20 or 30 minutes doing exactly the same movement- either running, jogging, cycling, stair climbing, etc. Do you find your eyes straying to the timer to see how long you are on the machine and how many calories that [...]

Inspiring Story of Ernie Nix- from obese principal to marathon runner

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The April 2008 of Runners World featured an inspiring story on an obese principal who turned into a fit 48 year old marathon runner. To read the entire story, click HERE. In the physical magazine, his ‘before’ photo is featured and it is totally different from the ‘after’ photo. Before: Weight= 397 pounds Cholesterol= 440 [...]

Exercising When Hard-Pressed for Time

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These past weeks, in fact, the past few months, I have been very busy. I am currently studying for a certification course- and exams is just 2 weeks away. My day job- busy and filled with challenges that are sometimes stressful- and it looks like more work waiting in the horizon. Earlier this week, my [...]

How you can measure your progress in your fitness plan

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If you workout in the gym, it’s very easy to measure your progress- either, you are able to exercise for longer duration without feeling tired able to increase the intensity of the exercise, for instance increasing the effort level or the gradient of the machine, or have higher speed able to gradually lift heavier weights [...]

Exercise as a Social Event

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My colleague is planning to start another exercise program for our department. He sent an invitation asking everyone in our department to meet every Wednesday after work to exericse together in a nearby park. He used to be an avid gym goer but stopped because of work commitment (work very late hours and he had [...]

You Know Exercise is Your ‘Thing’ when…

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This is an original entry writen by me, mostly on how exercise had changed my life. Does any of it describe how exercise changes yours? You felt something is seriously wrong by the third consecutive day that you have not exercised. You plan your life around exercising instead of planning exercising around your life. You [...]

Videos on Health & Fitness

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Last Update: Sunday, 2 December 07 From Videojug How to Perform a Tricepts Workout Without Weights Pilates to tone your arms Pilates: How to Achieve Great Abdominals 5 Invigorating Exercises Using Balance Ball Pilates- how to prevent & relieve lower backache Videojug also contains videos in other health & exercise categories. From YouTube Hatha Yoga [...]

It’s OK to Slip Once a While- Just Don’t Make it a Habit

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First, it’s ok to slip up once a while. Nobody’s perfect. It does not mean we are useless or is a failure. Don’t hate yourself. Before I started eating sensibly, I used to feel guilty about my sweet tooth and food addiction, not realising it is attributed to the way the food I take react [...]

Simple Way by a Colleague who successfully lose weight

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I’m glad to have a few colleagues who friends who share the same aspiration that I have. When I met any of the gym kakis when I happen to eat at the pantry, we will talk bout classes, what to do, eat, etc. I am still a novice while they are already well experienced. Feel [...]