"I have been able to wake up earlier and get in my full hour of exercise in the morning for more than a month now. This is usually a run (outside if weather permits) or a warm up cardio plus weights. My trick is to sleep in my workout...
EatingWell Diet Challenge
Week #1: Are You Ready for a Change?
Week #2: Set Goals
Week #3: Boost Exercise
Week #4: Make Smart Choices
Week #5: Outsmarting Eating Triggers
Week #6: Get support
Week #7: Recharge Your Weight Loss
Week #8: Embrace Challenges
Week #9: Solve Problems
Week #10: Think Big Picture
Week #11: Be Nice to Yourself
Week #12: Celebrate Success
Any “self-respecting” weight-loss plan has an exercise component. You don’t have to run a marathon to shed pounds; setting a goal to burn 1,000 calories per week through aerobic activities, such as brisk walking or jogging, cycling or rowing, will probably do you just fine. Don’t worry if you’re more of a turtle than a hare: It makes no difference whether you run two miles in 16 minutes or walk them in a half hour. Assume that you burn about 100 calories for each mile you walk or run: to hit 1,000 calories, you’ll need to put in two miles a day, five days a week. (If you’re cycling, estimate 100 calories for every three miles you ride.) Enhance your caloric burn by doing everyday things the “hard way”—take the stairs instead of the elevator, for example.
Photo Caption: Mark Catalana hops on his Concept2 rower whenever he has a half hour free.