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Old 09-03-20, 04:57 PM  
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Sherry, it sounds like you just need to get some pets. Bonus points for more pets, and difficult pets. Like several others here, I get up and do pet-related chores -- let the dogs out, prep the three cats' different food/supplements/meds, let the dogs in, feed the dogs, clean the litterboxes. Somewhere in there I make the coffee, lol - then I sit down and drink a half-cup and write in my journal before I work out. But now that you mention it, I bet I would be too stiff to go straight into my workout without all that back-and-forth for the fur tribe first!
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Old 09-03-20, 04:59 PM  
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Hubby and I go for a walk every morning. I work out when I get home. Iím 67.
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Old 09-03-20, 05:01 PM  
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A chiropractor I used to go to advised me to do 10 gentle cat/cows before I get out of bed every morning. I've been doing that for over a year and it really does help loosen up my back.

I tend to cats and chickens in the morning before I work out -- walking and bending and reaching (and petting, of course) are all good for warming up a bit.
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Old 09-03-20, 06:09 PM  
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Thank you for all the suggestions! I appreciate it ! We have three cats. I forgot to mention that of course I feed them and give them fresh water before I do anything else!

I have limited time before working out. My husband works from home in our finished basement, which is also my cardio and strength space. I also prefer to do yoga there since it is the only place our cats do not go, and it has the largest tv. I stream you tube there for yoga all the time. I have to finish before he starts work. I could get up a few minutes earlier and do some stretching and cat/cow first thing. I am not a coffee drinker and I always exercise on an empty stomach. I am going to try to take my rest days from cardio/strength on weekdays (I do yoga daily) so I can take advantage of using that space on weekends.

Laura, I cannot face cleaning the litter boxes before six am! I admire you for doing that. Theoretically it is our son's job, but I do it some of the time.

I do a cool down and stretch with every workout. I do not have a rebounder.
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Old 09-03-20, 06:19 PM  
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I always take a quick hot shower. Warms my muscles up and I definitely feel more awake and prepared especially when Iím working out early in the morning.
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Old 09-03-20, 07:15 PM  
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I love these suggestions. As for me...before I workout in the morning, I drink some coffee, watch some news and hope for the best!!

Seriously though, Iím 55 and have noticed that it definitely is harder to get up and go. Iíve learned to forgive myself for it. Then praise my body for when I do kick ass. Then stretch, stretch, stretch!
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Old 09-03-20, 08:46 PM  
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I love reading how folks get it done.

It's about finding the perfect way that works for you. I can jump out of bed and get started. If I stopped for coffee I would never start.

Exercising has to be enjoyable to make it a habit. I am glad to see so many people do it.
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Old 09-03-20, 10:13 PM  
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Old 09-03-20, 11:30 PM  
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The last few months I can't do that. I feel too stiff when I first get up.
have you been getting up at the same time each day pre/post pandemic?

with this latest pandemic and working from home, i find that i can stay asleep a little longer, so i need to discipline myself to get out of bed and get my workout done.

over the past 2 years, occasionally i feel stiff in the morning, but lately i feel rested and ready to face the day ahead.
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Old 09-04-20, 07:30 AM  
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Wow, this guy has lots of great mobility options!! Thanks for sharing this Mell.

He also has longer general mobility routines, shoulder routines, hip routines, and more. I will definitely be checking out more from this channel.

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I like this quick 7 minute mobility workout. I also enjoy Lee Holden's 7 minute workouts from his 30 day challenge program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xmb86HcaGU
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