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Are You Making Fitness a Priority?

Are You Making Fitness a Priority?

by Sara Eckel

Most of us are well aware that regular exercise and a healthful diet are the keys to a trimmer, stronger body. But unfortunately, when it comes time to walk the walk, well, we're just too busy and stressed. Find out how you're faring fitting exercise on your to-do list.

Deadline crunches have made for an exhausting day. As you drive by the gym, you decide that you're better off going home and taking it easy.
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Just as you're leaving for a kickboxing class, your best friend calls and asks if you can meet her for a drink. You'd blow off the class only if:
2 of 7 questions

Option A

You haven't already paid for it.

Option B

She sounds like she's upset.

Option C

No ifs. You always put friends before exercise.

Option D

No ifs. Exercise is your top priority.

You've just taken your summer clothes out of storage. After a dismaying attempt to zip up your favorite skirt, you decide to stop eating sweets. The next night, at your mom's birthday celebration, your dad serves his famous cake. You:
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Refuse the cake.

Option B

Say no but dig into your husband's slice.

Option C

Have a hearty slab — after all, it's a special occasion.

Option D

Have a sliver; that way you won't feel deprived and Dad will be happy.

After a grueling review of your family finances, you and your husband realize you need to cut expenses, big-time. He suggests you give up your gym membership. You:
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Refuse. Going to the gym is vital to your well-being. If it means a little debt, so be it.

Option B

Agree. It's hard to justify Spinning classes when you're struggling to pay the bills.

Option C

Volunteer to cancel your cell phone service instead.

Option D

Insist that he give up his golf-club membership instead.

It's Saturday afternoon and the shopping mall is jam-packed. You see a few spaces in the parking lot, but they're in the faraway annex area. You keep driving until you find a closer, more convenient spot.
5 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Which of these statements best applies? You get your exercise by:
6 of 7 questions

Option A

Working out three times a week or more.

Option B

Chasing after your kids.

Option C

Riding your bike in the park when the weather is nice.

Option D

All of the above.

If someone opened your refrigerator, he or she would find:
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Low-fat cream cheese, diet soda and fat-free chocolate cake.

Option B

A bottle of mineral water and condiments. You live on takeout.

Option C

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats.

Option D

Frozen meals galore.