Working out SAJ style (degree by Degree)

June 20th, 2011


A long long time ago I was in shape. I actually remember a time when I liked the skin I was in. I’m not counting when I was eight and didn’t realize my skinny bones were something special. This was in my late twenties and early thirties. I ran every other day and walked the days I wasn’t running. It was the perfect routine. When I was too tired to run, it was my walk day and after my lazy walk day I wanted to run again. It worked out great. I actually enjoyed getting up at the crack of dawn to spend an hour with myself and my running shoes and my thoughts. I remember the early morning smells, the beautiful sunrises, the birds chirping…It was a good time in my life.

Unfortunately, It lasted only about two years and I’ve been thinking about those years ever since.


I spawned a tiny human and I stopped running. I tried to work her into my work-out routine but it’s been less than successful.

This last year I moved to the desert and everything went even further south. What was left of my work-out ethic went to a screeching halt except instead of screeching it sat in a chair silently and got rounder and fatter.

SAJ takes ballet

Miraculously, I’ve joined a gym out here in my desert wasteland of not-working-out and things are better but it’s still a constant battle. I haven’t found the perfect routine yet but I’m trying.

My dream plan is to sweat every day. It doesn’t matter how. I can spend and hour hacking at the clay-like soil in my garden, I can jump rope, I can run with the dog, I can take aqua aerobics or belly dancing at the gym…I can even run around my backyard like a crazy maniac, so long as I’m doing something and breaking a sweat.

So far I’m meeting my goal about half the time. I work out twice a week at the gym (I finally found a class that fits me and is at the right time in my day) and I run around my backyard the other half. Really. I do. Ask my neighbors who think I’m crazy. I can’t worry about what people think anymore. There is always an excuse not to work out. Always, always, always.

I thought I’d share a little video of my backyard track. Who knows, it might inspire you to look for your own alternative way to sweat or maybe you’ll join my neighbor and laugh at me, that’s okay. I’m doing this for me.

Backyard Work-Out from secretagentjo on Vimeo.

So when I heard that Degree with motionSENSE (The only anti-perspirant formula activated directly by movement, not moisture) is challenging women to “Get Into the Move,” I signed up. Why not? It’s free and I need all the help I can get. Not only is their new deodorant incredibly effective with it’s new motion-sense technology (think freshness beads that magically work when you move your arms instead of waiting until you actually sweat) but they have this really cool ap on Facebook where you can log in your motions and get points for them. Anything from walking your dog to running a 5K counts and you can win prizes too! It’s like Weight Watchers with real life incentives.


How does it work you wonder? Well, if you’re on facebook already it’s just as easy as playing farmville and a whole lot more productive if you ask me. You know how I feel about farmville. By registering for the Degree Get into the Move Facebook app or on mobile devices (, fans can start earning motionMILES, virtual currency redeemable towards chances to win thousands of prizes. These motionMILES are earned for various ways women move, including checking in with Facebook places and logging activities. Earning motionMILES is easy – eligible activities include going to the gym, taking Zumba® or yoga classes and various other activities women already do, like grocery shopping or catching the bus. Fans can also earn motionMILES by answering daily trivia questions on the Facebook application, inviting friends to “Get into the Move,” and even logging in daily.

That “other” box means that mad dash I made down the street after my dog and the ice cream truck can totally count for points.

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In two weeks I’ll check back in here and let you know how it goes. In the meantime, leave a comment below and tell me what you do maintain a healthy lifestyle? Do you have any tips or tricks that stick? I can use them, please share! And when you do you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes to win one $100 Visa card from Blogher and Degree. The contest will end July 18th at 5 pm PST.

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185 Responses to “Working out SAJ style (degree by Degree)”

  1. Mami2jcn Says:

    We ride bikes together.

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  3. beyond Says:

    i try to do a few yoga stretches every morning. it only takes a few minutes and really changes my day for the better. also, i live in nyc, so i walk a lot.

  4. Amanda S Says:

    I take vitamins daily and try to get atleast 20 mins of exercise also each day

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  6. Lauren Elizabeth Says:

    I walk to work every day! (It’s only about a mile and a quarter, but it is something!)

  7. Amber Says:

    Thats so fun! We play a lot of Wii Sports and swim :)

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  9. amy tong Says:

    I try to eat more fruit and vegetable, and avoid processed food. I’ve been walking with my kids (while they ride their bike) for a hour a day. It just feels good to get moving! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  10. amy tong Says:

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  11. tehamy Says:

    We take the boys swimming every weekend and I’ve started walking at lunch.

  12. Alyssa N Says:

    I try to schedule in a workout as part of my day, like going right from work to the gym. I find that if I go home and sit down the chances of me getting back up to workout are very slim.

  13. Kelly Massman Says:

    Well, we have to go to the gym to stay active as anything I do on my feet swell me up and make me limp! But, I’m not giving up!!!! Thanks for a chance to win, also!

  14. FaithJ Says:

    I hit the gym 3-4 times a week. I also keep an exercise/food log, where I write down everything I eat each day! Maybe that would help! Count me in for the giveaway! :)

  15. Linda Stewart Says:

    I recently started a new journey toward being healthier. The course of my journey and initial visit with a MD told me I needed more exercise. I was instructed to start walking at least 1 mile 3 times a week. I’ve started and I actually like walking. My goal is to walk at least 1 mile 5 times a week until my next MD visit and over the course of this journey I am on, and the next two year time frame I have vowed to myself to go “Couch to 5K”.

  16. Christine Says:

    I was walking the kids to school every morning, but now school is out for the summer. Maybe we will start walking to swimming lessons every day. My trick is to make exercise part of the day’s routine or I’ll find excuses not to do it!

  17. flyingbird Says:

    We subscribe to a CSA so we get a weekly box of gorgeous fresh organic veggies delivered to our door. Otherwise I would be eating frozen veggies, if that…I have always hated vegetables but facing a weekly box of them forces me to get out of my rut and actually cook & eat them. My next goal is exercise, but mostly that is still just running around with my 4-year-old.

  18. Jamie Says:

    i make an appointment — and write it in my calendar — to make it to the gym at least three times a week. And now that it’s summer, the texas heat gives me all the motivation i need to head to the cool pool and swim laps.

  19. ememby Says:

    I walk with a friend and her kids – I push a stroller, she pulls a wagon and we go every week… it’s a great motivator, knowing we have set plans and only once have we cancelled.

  20. Brooke Says:

    I run around my backyard (which is quite tiny) and jump rope back there too. But mostly I do a kick boxing video three mornings a week. I don’t like exercise videos really, but I can’t afford a workout machine and I can’t afford childcare for three kids AND a gym I have to do what I can. And like you said, there will always be excuses. So far I’m not losing weight…so I think I need to take a good hard look at the diet and not just do the workout video.

  21. Tonya Says:

    I bought a bike. I’m hoping to get out on the bike about 3 times a week. We have taken the bikes to the grocery store and the indoor pool. I haven’t lost but 1 pound, but I’m hopeful that rest will start to melt off.

  22. Erin S. Says:

    Hi there! I run around after my 2 year old every day (unfortunately, my left bicep is showing that it lifts her 30 lbs more than my right one – ha!). I also recently started taking pilates in an attempt to do something more physical. I find if I prepaid for the specific class, I’m more likely to take it (than just saying I’ll go to the gym tomorrow . . . or the next day . . .)

  23. Betsy Says:

    After too long of a break, I’ve started walking again. 45 minutes every morning at 6:15am. I feel so much better too!

  24. Abigail Says:

    When work gets so busy that I don’t have time to work out I try to only eat healthy foods–lots and lots of veggies. Not rocket science and it doesn’t substitute for activity but at least I know I’m trying to take care of myself!

  25. nikkapotamus Says:

    I have been trying to train for a 5k-so I’m up to walking/running for about 30 minutes 3x a week. The rest of the week, I either ride my bike with the kids anywhere we want to go-which is roughly 4 miles of riding a day, or else we walk to where we want to go.
    I like your goal of sweating every day though. That might be a good one for me to adopt.

  26. elz Says:

    I work out at lunch time. It’s really diffiuclt for me to work out before or after work because I want to spend that time with my kids, so I work out at lunch. We also go to the gym on the weekends so the kids know that maintaining some type of an active lifestyle is normal and part of the routine.

  27. Rachel Says:

    I plan my workouts at the beginning of the week and consider them commitments to myself. Then, I stick to the schedule! I just put what I’m doing on what day…not the TIME. If I don’t make a schedule for the workouts, they tend to fall behind the zillion other commitments I have.

  28. Lori Says:

    In the spring and summer, I bait myself into long walks. I walk in the morning and totally steal berries off of trees that hang in the road. Its breakfast on the go. I also am not ashamed to admit that I will make myself frappes or smoothies to take with me. Does this still count as working out?

  29. jenni Says:

    My hubby and I walk the dog together before he works in the morning. It’s a good way to sneak in exercise before I fully wake up! :o)

  30. kb Says:

    I run four times a week at 5 am (if I don’t do it then, it’ll never happen), for a total of 30-36 miles and do yoga 2-4 times a week. I try to ride my bike to yoga class and around town as well.

  31. Becca Says:

    I’ve been trying to get motivated to start working out again. I am losing hope for actually being able to lose any weight since that doesn’t look to be in my future – but I do want to be in shape and be able to participate in any activity and not get winded. I really like your idea of doing something, anything, every day to break a sweat, and lately mine has been digging in our hard clay dirt. I think I will continue this, will probably sign up for the facebook app (more motivation is a good thing) and maybe keep the habit up the rest of the summer (and beyond).

  32. Heather Says:

    I always try to sign up for a race, so that I’m forced to be in shape for it. Whether its a triathlon or 5K or whatever. That way I know its coming, and I know I have to get out there and be in shape.

  33. Emily Says:

    I wear my pedometer every day so I know when I am being a slug.

  34. Kristen Says:

    I need structure and someone yelling at me, so I am in the middle of a 3 month boot camp. That’s expensive and too early in the morning to do year-round. When not boot camping, I take classes at the gym.

  35. Linda B. Says:

    Well…. I chase after my kids. That’s about it for exercising.

    Other than that, I have actually found the FDA’s new “food plate” (which replaced the food pyramid) to be helpful. When I am fixing a meal, it will pop into my head and I will realize I need to add another fruit or veggie to the meal.

  36. simply heidi Says:

    I am not currently doing anything more than walking to the mailbox (except for those times when I pick up the mail on my way home from driving somewhere. And that is almost every day). However, I try to maintain a fairly healthy diet: lots of green stuff, whole grains, very little meat or sugar. I might have to develop a backyard circuit like yours though.

  37. Lorey Says:

    I run in the neighborhood while my kids are at swim practice. I feel so much better when I exercise, and if I have a schedule for it, I stick to it much better.

  38. Kate Says:

    I hit the gym at least 3 days a week; usually around 5:30 or 6 in the morning. That way I get it done and overwith before the rest of the day shows up and makes other plans for me.

    then on saturdays I get together with another girlfriend and we do distance runs of 8-12 miles.

  39. Milissa Says:

    I try to ride my bike wherever I can. I attached a basket it to it so that I can use it to bring home a some groceries. It gets me a good workout while still being productive at the same time.

  40. mamalang Says:

    I’m trying to find that motivation. It’s been slow going now.

  41. Maria Says:

    I go for walks and bike riding.

  42. berlinhairbaby Says:

    I’m not a US resident so I’m not entering but I wanted to say that I’m really proud of you SAJ and am also inspired! I have to do something with music and dance so I go to zumba class and take salsa lessons. I need more straight up cardio though!

  43. silver Says:

    My kids love to ride their tricycle. I walk to keep up with them.

  44. leslie Says:

    I try to eat fruits or veggies at very meal or snack and avoid most processed foods. When we had cable, I utilized Exercise TV – free On Demand! Ooh – I bet I could find workouts online!

  45. Sunshyn V Says:

    I use my treadmill inside and have started to take my cat out for walks around the yard.

  46. Sunshyn V Says:

    I tweeted about this!/The_Sunshyn/status/84460570186756097

  47. Karina Says:

    i take a walk everyday

  48. Steph Says:

    i adopted a dog- i feel guilty if i dont walk him!

  49. Steph Says:!/DesMoinesDealin/status/84486540763463680

  50. Susan Smith Says:

    I try to walk after dinner every night, I also eat more fruits, vegetables and lean meats and cut out the junk food and sweets.

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  52. kay swederski Says:

    I walk every day. I get up early and walk before work.

  53. Marlo Says:

    Walk/Run at the track everyday.




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  56. lyndsey Says:

    i try to do yoga on demand each day

  57. Helen Keeler Says:

    I ‘ve been trying to lose weight and get healthy. I am walking more and attend swim classes (exercise) three times a week. I ‘ve been trying to drink more water.

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  59. jessica edwards Says:

    lots of walking at work and playing with my 3 yr old afterwards

  60. Mary Beth Elderton Says:

    We like to swim and take long walks.

  61. james young, II Says:


  62. Melissa Zimmerman Says:

    I love mowing the lawn.

  63. sherry barnes Says:

    i walk my dog

  64. Selinda McCumbers Says:

    I walk our 175 lb dog which is a great workout!

  65. Tracey Byram Says:

    I take vitamins and drink water instead of sugary drinks.

  66. hminnesota Says:

    We go to gym in winter and walk around trails in the park where kids play(during summer.)

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  68. Robin M. Says:

    We are trying to limit tv/video game time and just get outside more… walking, biking, swimming, etc.

  69. nan Says:

    i do simple things like take stairs instead of elevators and i park away from the store and talk the long walk in
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  70. Angela Says:

    Right now I’m in the middle of losing weight. My husband and I started in January on our anniversary because we were obese. Now I’m down almost 70 pounds and I do it just by eating healthier. We ate a lot of fried foods, but now we just don’t eat that stuff. And I go to the gym every day for 1-2 hours doing kickboxing, Group Power (for toning and strength) and spinning! And on the days there aren’t classes I do the treadmill and elliptical. But now I love working out.

  71. Timothy Sternberg Says:

    We ride bikes together.

  72. momznite Says:

    Always having ready to eat fruit easily available is one of my strategies.

  73. Jessie C. Says:

    I do yoga and jobbing, love them both!

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  75. jennifer horn Says:

    Drink a lot of water and exercise every day, even if it’s walking. Every step counts.

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  77. sandra Says:

    i try to go jogging once or twice a week along with some walking

  78. Pixel Berry Pie Says:

    My family stays active in the summer because we have a swimming pool. It’s a fun way to get exercise and move about.

  79. Janice Cooper Says:

    We have been going for walks at the park since the weather had been better. I’ve also been drinking lots more water daily.

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  81. Lisa Says:

    I try to watch both what I eat and how much I eat. I also am trying to exercise at least three times a week working up to five times a week. My tip is to don’t over do it with your diet and exercise. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Also, just aim for doing five minutes of exercise if you’re feeling tired. Once started I tend to go on and do more than the five minutes. altern147 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  82. Annalisa Says:

    I swim and clean the house

  83. Maria Says:

    I take a walk on my break time and lunch.

  84. Maria Says:

    I love dancing to my Zumba CD, I do this 5 times a week:)

  85. Kelly Says:

    I’ve been walking every night after dinner and trying to do my exercise videos as well.

  86. Debbie Bellows Says:

    i really need to get more active – i have a treadmill sitting here just waiting for me to put it to good use!

  87. Debbie Bellows Says:

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  88. Georgia Says:

    I love to walk. Nothing more refreshing than a long quiet walk. Feels so good.

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  89. Georgia Says:

    Tweeted here too!/gmissycat/status/87321419435880449

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  90. Mandala Says:

    I skip the elevator and take the stairs to keep myself moving. I also regularly play the Wii Just Dance 2 for aerobic exercise. Thanks!
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  91. Emily N Says:

    I use the elliptical machine or walk up and down the stairs.

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  93. Tina M Says:

    I’ve been running with my hubby every morning

  94. Tina M Says:!/HappyTina0115/status/87730144399208448

  95. natalie Says:

    I was doing really well for a while back in jan/feb/march. I was doing the shred and walking /running everyday and eating well…then work got really stressful and some business trip popped up and I got way off track and gained back 5 of the 15 pounds I had lost. (to put things in perspective that is not even a DROP in the BUCKET for me at this point)

    So last week I started walking both at work during lunch and at home, wrestling my two year old to stay n her stroller during the walk counts as my weight lifting for right now…I am also trying to eat fewer calories, it seems to be working so I am going to try and stick with it through the summer this time!

  96. MJ Says:

    I try to get out and walk the dog whenever I can. It’s great exercise for me AND for her.

  97. Olivia L Says:

    We walk briskly around the neighborhood as a family even the dog comes along and always take plenty of water to stay hydrated.

  98. Brandy Says:

    I cut out sweets for 3 months and seriously fit into clothes I wore in high school. I was also doing zumba and jogging. Now I’m back to sweets but more conscious and eat WAY less and jog a few times per week + yoga

  99. Mackenzie Says:

    I am working out 4 times a week with my cousin!! It is great.

  100. Lisa Says:

    I’ve struggled with finding a good weight loss/exercise routine that works with two small children. So far, the best is simply walking a few miles each day and then trying to do an ab workout routine a few times a week to get my stomach muscles back in shape!

  101. Sarah - PS Mom Reviews Says:

    Just getting outside to play with my son, go for walks, and more is a great way for me to stay active.

  102. Sarah - PS Mom Reviews Says:

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  103. Christine Says:

    I cut out sugary drinks!

  104. Kerry Says:

    I like to walk 3-4 miles a day.

  105. Wanda Says:

    I like walking with my husband or girls in our neighborhood. It’s very hilly and quite the workout!

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  107. Jeannett Says:

    I am a working mother of three kids. I get up every weekday morning a 5 a.m. a run seven miles in just under an hour. I couldn’t think of any other way I would rather start my day! It also allows me to not have to be quite so strict on what I eat.

  108. meredith c Says:

    I stay active by going to the gym.. i love the elliptical and doing the cardio dance classes!!
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  110. Meredith Snyder Says:

    i stay healthy by eating a vegetarian diet & signing up for races so i have no choice to go run & prepare for them!

  111. Wendy Says:

    I love to use my treadmill. I can walk in air conditioning and still get exercise! I’m also doing a 5K each month this year and I feel great!

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  114. Catalina K Says:

    We do cardio exercises three times a week in a room we have especially devoted to our exercise gear. Our fitness goals are to stay healthy and in good shape now and in all the years to follow. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  117. april yedinak Says:

    I stay active by dancing around with the kids inside the house and gardening and walking with the kids outside.

  118. KD Says:

    I like that so many people walk. Easy, free and can be done anywhere. The other thing I try to do is watch how much processed sugar I eat. Easy and effective!

  119. polly Says:

    i walk everyday when i get home from work. it’s a start to get me motivated & moving!

  120. Jammie Says:

    No tricks up these sleeves, we walk nightly, and I try to keep healthy foods in the house.

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  122. B Smith Says:

    I’m a runner, and my hubby is too. And, the boys tag along with us, and they do some of the races too!

  123. Norma Says:

    My exercise is mostly housework & light gardening… but I’m 80 and it seems to be enough :)

  124. LAMusing Says:

    I like to walk on the beach!

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  126. Terri P. Says:

    To maintain a healthy lifestyle I try to eat mostly healthy foods and I ride my exercise bike at least three times a week. I’m trying to lose some weight so I keep a mental image of a thinner me in my mind as much as I can to help motivate myself.

  127. Terri P. Says:

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  128. AofA Says:

    I stopped drinking soft drinks and try to walk somewhere every day

  129. Newlyweds Budget Says:

    I take vitamins daily!

  130. BG Says:

    get a dog – they MUST be walked. Walking our pup keeps me active. She’s 2 but has the energy of a 2 month old puppy sometimes

  131. Joy Says:

    hubby and i just found a track down the road from our house, so we go to the track a few times a week

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  132. Shopper Says:

    How about the stairs? Most people have stairs, or live close enough to a building wih stairs – Free and easy access!

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  133. Mel Says:

    I like the concept of walking on the beach, but it’s so hard to actually walk without sinking.

  134. Kim Says:

    I try to do yoga/exercise in the morning, that way I know it’s done and I can focus on maintaining that healthy decision throughout the day.

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  136. Marcia Goss Says:

    I like to walk in the park across the street. It has a really nice walking trail around a lake and I try to go over there as often as possible.

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  138. Gina @ The Crave to Save Says:

    Fortunately I have a treadmill at home that allows me to stay active in the convenience of my house! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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  140. Robin Scott Says:

    I do zumba, garden and walk

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  142. Daniel Thornton, Jr. Says:

    I stopped eating junk food and eat more fruits and vegetables. I also try not to sit at my computer for long stretches of time without walking around.

  143. chris burd Says:

    As an avid gardener and landscaper I am very active in the summer. Winter is more of a challenge but I try to stay fit with stretching exercises . For an old gal with fibromyalgia I do pretty well. seaburd at

  144. Jeyn Says:

    I walk my dog 2-3 times a day

  145. Katharina Says:

    For me, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is always a combination of food choices and exercise… can’t just be one or the other.
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  146. Sylvie W Says:

    I eat healthy, drink lots of water and exercise.

  147. Stacy Says:

    I walk every day. Also, I am vegan and eat lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. I drink lots of water every day.

  148. ewhatley Says:

    I exercise in the pool and walk the beach as often as possible. But if I’m walking the beach when the ice cream cart is up ahead, sometimes I run to catch up which makes up for the ice cream I eat as I continue my walk.

  149. Annie Says:

    I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by growing my own vegetables.

  150. Jill L Says:

    My family has taken up hiking which is so great for all of us. It makes me want to get healthier so that we can climb tougher trails.

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  152. Tamara Says:

    I try to do as much walking as I can. I find that doing activities with my kids can be very motivating.

  153. Donna B. Says:

    I try to watch what I eat and exercise regularly… some days are better than others, though. Mostly Wii Fit, a little swimming.

  154. nanjhall Says:

    I stay active by hiking, biking and swimming. Depends on the weather as to which activity I choose to do. I find it much harder to stay active in winter when outside activities are limited.

  155. angie Says:

    I stay active by eco-walking, gardening, bird-watching via hiking, and just basic housework! Its what works for me because I hate traditional exercise for exercise sake. It has to be something I enjoy doing, or I won’t do it!

  156. angie Says:

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  159. Steph A Says:

    We take the dog for walks, swim and take bike rides!

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  162. Julie L Says:

    After 10 years of not riding my bike..I hauled it out of back shed about a month ago….I was a little shaky at first being on it but now. .I love it….I try to ride every day..but its been so hot here…I wait til the evening thanks

  163. Margie Says:

    We have two treadmills now, and I get on there just about everyday, and also sometimes go for long bike rides with my husband.

  164. Debra F Says:

    I have two small boys and they keep me very active at home. We go on a lot of hikes, trips to the park, and bike rides on our local bike trails.

  165. Angela Cash Says:

    In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I eat a vegan diet and practice yoga daily.

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  168. John Ferris Says:

    by doing plenty of housework and running after the children.

  169. Lethea B Says:

    I love to swim(it’s great exercise!) and I hit my treadmill occasionally=)

  170. Lethea B Says:

    I tweeted=)

  171. shelly pitt Says:

    me and the kids have been out walking,and doing the wii fit games.

  172. Kimberly Says:

    Dog walking. However, that suffers during the summer. My dogs hate the heat and love the snow and rain. Bah. Apparently I adopted dogs that were meant for someone else.

  173. Lee Says:

    Find an activity or game you love. I love tennis.

  174. Eugenie Says:

    I like to hike. Being outdoors gives me peace.

  175. Yara Says:

    I volunteer for the Children’s Ministry at church. That involves a lot of walking.

  176. Susan E. Says:

    I go to the gym 4 days a week, bike and walk our dog.


  177. sy Says:

    our yard needs a looot of work so that’s my way to exercise. to me it’s also more fun than working out in the gym.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  179. Tabathia B Says:

    I turn playtime with the kids at the park to workout time for me by walking with the baby in the stroller or wagon and walking the trails at the park
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  180. Tabathia B Says:

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  181. Michelle Spayde Says:

    I have a spinning bike that I use as a condition of watching my favorite shows on TV! If I want to watch, I have to ride!

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  183. Judith Says:

    TalkIng to me about exercise is bad. I am an exercisahlic. I dance, walk, do videos, take and teach classes, hr 4 x a wk in the gym. I told you don’t ask me. But that is just me. i have no idea how to motivate, I try to motivate every week.

  184. Judith Says:

    Blogged here.

  185. Jen Says:

    My hubby and I walk our dog. Early morning is turning into a disaster lately since we hit the snooze and sleep in. We try to get a walk in at the park later.