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Feeling the Crunch


Monday, March 14, 2011

No I am not talking about exercise or the sound of chips. I am talking about the daily grind to get everything on the To Do List done. As I sit here blogging instead of cleaning, organizing and doing all the other stuff I should be doing. I don't know about everyone else but for me I find it hard to do something I do not enjoy doing. It does not matter what it is cleaning a room, mopping a floor or exercising.

I have been asking this question for years and have yet to receive an answer that is helpful. I am always told to do exercises I like doing and it will be easier to do - it will not feel like such a chore. My reply is always what do you do when the thing you enjoy doing the most causes you pain and it is not longer enjoyable. Everyone always tells me to try something different but the other things I have tried either hurt or I do not enjoy doing that activity.

I do not know about the rest of you but some days it is just difficult to push yourself to do something that you do not enjoy doing.
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MELAPHANTN 3/15/2011 1:52PM

    I think most people that find themselves needing to lose a significant amount of weight will probably also say that they don't naturally enjoy exercise. It stands to reason that if we did love exercise we would be doing it all the time without thought.

For various reasons (metabolism, health issues, genetics, etc.) we aren't predisposed to love exercise. You mentioned pain when trying to do various things. I'm guessing this is one of two things: health issue (like arthritis) or you may be doing to much to fast which leads to injury.

Oftentimes, we think that if we want to do something we have to go to the gym, or the track, or where ever and just be able to do it. Realistically, it takes time to change our bodies and adjust to new physical demands.

If you want to run, begin by walking. Find a program that helps you gradually build to jogging. Always, begin very slowly and ease into things. If you push yourself right away you are guaranteed to become injured and then unable to exercise for days or weeks and then become discouraged.

You can do this. Don't get discouraged. You have hit a boulder but you can walk around it just find the right way for you!

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SHERRY666 3/14/2011 3:01PM

    I hate to exercise............ So my way is to walk..... I have to wait for warmer weather... but that's what I do in the summer..... winter...... I say my cleaning and things I do around the house is enough for me..... I can relate to pain.... and not liking a lot of things that cause it...... So try to work around it.... find other things you like instead of exercising..... swimming.... pool.... darts.. etc.. emoticon

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