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Move it Sister: 10 Tips to Get Moving From a Former Couch Potato

By Lori Garcia |

As I stated in my previous post, my natural inclination is of the non-moving variety. Escalators, people movers, elevators, close parking spots, Segways – hells to the yeah!

I’m beginning to realize this couch potato lifestyle isn’t good for me. I always “knew” that but once I started getting winded climbing the stairs of my own two story home, I knew I had a problem.

It was time to get moving and believe you me, no one was more disappointed in the idea than me. I always said the only way you’d catch me running was if a guy was chasing me with a knife; it was clearly time to change my way of thinking. 

So what do we need to get off the couch and get started? A swift kick? Probably, but I’m going with a gentle inspired nudge to get your (and my) feet on the ground and legs in action.

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New kicks

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Have any tips to add? How do you stay motivated to move?

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Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Move it Sister: 10 Tips to Get Moving From a Former Couch Potato

  1. Leah Segedie says:

    Thanks for including us dear! Mamavation RULES YO!

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