Fitness Minutes: (37,028)
3,123 2/6/12 12:25 A
My motivation...if I don't do anything it won't get easier for me to start. It's fiscally more responsible for me to take care of myself and be healthy than to spend money on drugs and doctors. I take care of myself, so my children won't have to take care of me....that is my motivation to keep at this every day.
I wish I could run 3 miles okay 1/2 mile. Good for you. I am also 55 and find it hard to loose I have been sparking for 2 weeks and lost about 2 lbs. So, I took a break this evening and had pizza and even though I went This feels great, I guess it takes time. It took time to get here it'll take time to get back.
Motivation for exercising for me would be having a phone tree where we would do it at the same time. Together even though we are apart. I tried this with my friends but they never stick to it.
For me it isn't a lack of motivation but the energy. I find that I get tired much more quickly. Also when I lay off for a few days on some activity, it becomes harder when I return to it. I wasn't feeling well and took a week off from running, then on Sunday I ran 3 miles. I thought I would never finish and my minutes per mile increased.
Fitness Minutes: (465)
14 1/30/12 12:51 P
I will be 55 in a few months. It is harder for me to get motivated to exercise. I have the energy physically most days although I have back and knee pain, but it's getting my mind in sync. I usually put in a 45 minute walking dvd and get that done in the morning and than I'm done for the day.
Fitness Minutes: (4,552)
561 1/28/12 8:25 P
give yourself a "job" to walk or go to the gym or whatever you can't seem to get done. Then on "payday" treat yourself to something as a reward. i cannot motivate myself to do anything. but i can bribe myself.
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