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Hate to exercise

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I do not like to exercise. I have spent most of my life avoiding the exercise bike sitting in the middle of the kitchen and the weight bench in the backyard and the treadmill in the living room.
I do not even like to walk around the block.
But on October 21 I am going to commit to 45 minutes of Tai Chi Cha a day plus 30 minutes of walking ,bike riding , tread mill. I have all the equipment including a park 3 blocks away....
Lets see how I do.. This does not include the gardening or "professional dishwashing I do to work out now.....
I have been getting stronger... I also need to do the weight training exercises... I'll just have to spend a little less time on the computer or watching TV,, I am inspired by the Spirit here...... I want to be one of your winners.. emoticon
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    emoticon Tai Chi Cha ? Is this a group available in the SAC area? I could certainly use it
    emoticon ~~~~~MARY
    3439 days ago
    Hello ...IAJOEB! My heart goes out to you, too! ; ) I think you were right when you mentioned having an open mind. I would encourage you to find something that you like - even if you enjoy it just mildly. Start small and remember every little bit helps, its just a real challenge to change what we are used to. As you are open-minded to your changes- I, too, will be joining you! Making HABITs stick to have the weight loss that will STAY.

    You are a winner!

    3442 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2008 7:27:51 PM
  • 11-RENEWAL-20
    HI, I do not like to exercise either although I'm an active person...I really hate to do "organized" exercise. I think the yo-yo team will help me to at least walk 5 X 's a week...maybe I can develope a habit, although when I've done things for weeks at a time in the past I still had to force myself to do it...did not naturally develope the good habit. Be careful...nothing is worth hurting yourself...as we get stronger (and lighter) everything should be easier. Good luck...Sharon J
    3443 days ago
    If I can do it, so can you! Did you know that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Therefore, you need to pick one thing and do it for 21 days. It will then become such a habit that if you don't do it you will miss it! It works - just try it! I also hated exercise and when first began my journey to lose weight I resisted the idea of exercise. But after about four months, I gave in and began walking. Don't deal with extremes. Just move more than you are! I began by walking 1 mile. Then, 2. Then 3. Now I am training to RUN a 5K which is 3.1 miles. It is doable and with each small victory you will gain more confidence that you can do more. I'm cheering for you - so go for it!
    3443 days ago
  • SHERI1969
    I like YOUR spirit and your enthusiasm! If you continue to feel this enthusiastic, I have no doubt that you will achieve your goals!
    Like you, I didn't like exercise. Even now, after being on SP for 10 months, I still don't like it, but when I get DOING it, I feel soooo good! It is a mental block and I believe a fear of SUCCEEDING! I know many people fear failure, but I think a lot of people who are overweight fear the successes too. Change that is good is just as scary as change that is bad.
    Good luck on your journey. Keep in touch if you like!
    3443 days ago
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