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I'm starting to exercise--hopefully :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today I rode my exercise bike for the first time in ages and boy did it feel good. hard, but good. I'm hoping to continue to exercise, but must admit, I'm nervous--will I continue?? how will I keep motivated to exercise? about 6 months ago, I rode my stationary bike for 5 times a week for about a month and didn't lose any weight and it was very discouraging. Now maybe I was eating more than I thought (I hadn't joined SP yet and wasn't tracking my food) but that's in my mind and is discouraging. I know I need to vary my workout and so I'm trying to figure that out by looking at the SP strength exercises. And I took a yoga class for the first time over the weekend and really liked it. So I'm going to look for some yoga videos or maybe a class and try to figure out other ways to exercise and to work exercising into my life, so that it's not such a BIG deal, but it just happens by leading a more active life. But this is hard. It doesn't really feel like me, as I'd rather be sitting on the couch watching TV or working at my computer or something. anything but exercising!

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PJOY17 7/28/2010 5:35AM

    WELCOME TO SPARK!
WE CAN DO THIS!
YES USE THE NUTRITION TRACKER, IF YOU BITE IT WRITE IT!
ALSO USE THE FITNESS TRACKER IT WILL MOTIVATE YOU TO MOVE MORE! GET A PEDOMETER IT WILL MOTIVATE YOU TO WALK MORE. I TOOK OFF 40 POUNDS MY FIRST YEAR JUST BY WALKING AND I STARTED ONLY BY WALKING 1/2 MILE A DAY! ( I HAD A SPINE INJURY 17 YEARS AGO ), GET SOME RESISTANCE BANDS, or DUMBBELLS AND YOU CAN EXERCISE WHILE YOU WATCH YOUR TV OR COMPUTER! WE HAVE GREAT WORKOUTS RIGHT HERE ON SPARK! THERE ARE YOGA WORKOUTS ON THE COMPUTER AS WELL JUST LOOK THEM UP ON YOGA SITES!
BIG HUGS!
PJ

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SONEAMUDGAL 7/28/2010 5:20AM

    Best of luck for your journey

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CONSTANTYOYO 7/28/2010 5:10AM

    Try removing the "maybe's" and negative words like "discouraging." And you might want to substitute the "try's" for "will's" or remove them altogether. Then your blog reads...

"...about a month and didn't lose any weight."

Okay: a fact. Now that we got that over with, what are we going to DO?

"So I'm going to look for some yoga videos or a class and will figure out other ways to exercise and to work exercising into my life..."

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Keep us posted on your progress and stay positive!

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DCLAXTON43 7/28/2010 5:07AM

    Hang in there!! I love to walk outside, but for some reason, let life take over. So today my 17 year old daughter are going to go to a close field and she will run while I walk/run....Just take one day at a time and do some form of exercise. Also, you can go to the fitness tab. Under the Cardio section is a place where you can browse exercises. Under the arrow you can choose "at Home or around the house," and type in anything you did for the day such as cleaning the house or mowing the yard and they tell you how many calories you burned. That is really encouraging to me... emoticon

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