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I took the test: Your Results You're Almost Ready to Lose Weight


Monday, October 01, 2012

emoticon emoticon Apparently, I have a bad attitude. I don't have enough support, I need to plan more, and hmmmm. what else did they say?

emoticon Some things I told the truth, like I hate to exercise. I'm so whipped! I tried to follow along with a zumba video today. It was only 3.5 minutes, and the fitness tracker said I didn't burn ANY calories!!!! So why even bother? Guess I need a swift kick in the bum! emoticon I feel like a slug! No energy. No stamina. I like walking, do it all the time, but I don't like climbing stairs, jumping around, or sweating.

I don't consider that test very motivating. Maybe I'm just lazy lately.
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JOYCECAIN 10/6/2012 8:42AM

    I only walk, mostly, and forget that darned quiz. Do what you like.

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CEKER9 10/3/2012 3:07AM

    Don't be so hard on yourself... number 1 those quizzes are written for 20 some years olders that are in great conditions. I don't know about you, but I don't qualify for being 20 some and haven't for a few decades. Zumba is also for young in-shape people.

Pick a good exercise that does the trick without requiring youth. Yoga, Tai Chi, Qui Gong, Isometric, walking... anything that takes us from where we are, gives us results and helps us get into shape for more intensive workouts. Actually dancing around the living room to the old songs is great to get things moving and is fun!

Don't do what I did for so long... set up a program, exercise and eating, that only a "perfect" and "younger" person could do so I could fail and beat myself up because I couldn't do it. Of course, I couldn't do it... I didn't want to do it so I made sure I couldn't. When I woke up and decided to be kinder to myself and actually see reality, I have been better at setting up eating and exercise programs that I can do and keep me interested in doing them.

You can do it! You ARE NOT LAZY! You just know that the jumping around and sweating unnecessarily isn't necessary. According to the health reports, walking on a regular basis for 20 minutes 3 times a week is enough... anything more is gravy. If you are doing the walking you are WAY ahead of most people!!!
emoticon for doing the walking regularly... you deserve a gold star!!!

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PURPLELVR7 10/2/2012 7:30AM

    don't worry about the quiz results - it is only a guide line
as far as exercise - I don't like it either.
start out slow - just try to get in 5 to 10 minutes at a time
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LAHUDSONCHEF 10/1/2012 12:12PM

    Quizzes are very limiting...don't set too much store by them. But, where is this quiz you took? I haven't found it.

I agree with the others, find something you enjoy. I love to dance, my gym has a line dance class, but even without that, I turn on some really good music and dance away at home alone. When I get a chance to go out to hear a friend's band play, I always hope there will be a dance floor. :) Cardio dance uses up a lot of calories! emoticon

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VINGRAM 10/1/2012 11:28AM

    I took that same quiz with the same results. My attitude stinks also! emoticon

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R-U-JELLEN 10/1/2012 11:16AM

    I didn't like walking. Thought it was boring and could always think of a good excuse not to. My doctor said it was the best form of "exercise" (hate that word) for me as it actually increases the effectiveness of the diabetes meds. So, I started. Lo, and behold, I really enjoy it and miss it when I can't get in at least a mile. So there is hope for this old dog learning new tricks! Who knows--I may learn to enjoy other - - -(shudder)- - exercises.
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NELLJONES 10/1/2012 10:25AM

    I don't think I'd take those quizzes too seriously. They are more about getting points than in imparting helpful info.

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BEESPARKLE 10/1/2012 10:10AM

    Start slow on something you like. Put on a dvd song that you like. Do three songs at first. If you can just move to it if your a person who likes to dance to music. I am thinking 90% people do.
If you like slow. Then pick the slow songs and just move slow.


Move your hands bend side to side. Sit on chair to the music. Move side to side.

And dent sweat, sweat. relax and enjoy something. It is all about getting away from the

computer or just moing in the day to a healthier you.

Your not lazy, just have not found something you like.

I walk in the house if weather is bad. I put on a timer for 15 minutes and walk in morning.

Afternoon another 15 minutes. That is good enough.

You have to move as the heart needs it and your legs, muscles, joints .


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AZIMAT 10/1/2012 10:03AM

    I agrre with the others, do something that you like. If you like walking, then walk. I lost about 15 pounds by just walking, actually, strolling on the beach two miles every morning. I do not have the zumba personality. Do you have a pedometer? May people have found that keeping track of steps per day is very helpful.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/1/2012 9:08AM

    The thing I found was to start by building on what you're interested in. If Zumba isn't your cup of tea, skip it! You like walking? Build on that! Explore the exercises on SP so you bet both cardio and strength training in. The bottomline is find what works for you. You aren't "locked into" Zumba.

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/1/2012 9:02AM

    Exercise is not the most fun in the world. Zumba was difficult for me, and I finally gave up on it. You have to start with low impact exercises that you halfway enjoy.
I started with a Leslie Sansone simple DVD-Walk Away the Pounds. I could do one, two or three miles. Now 3 miles is not a problem. They count down each mile, and that's motivating to me.
Don't give up. You are not lazy. You just haven't found the right exercises.

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NANCYHOME247 10/1/2012 8:23AM

    I think we all go through ups and downs in energy and motivation. Just so long as the slump doesn't turn into a flatline...

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 10/1/2012 4:33AM

    "I don't like climbing stairs, jumping around, or sweating. " --- me, either. BUT, I do like calisthenics, weight lifting, pilates and losing weight via very careful portion control. The things you DO like will work for you, long term. The things you hate will not work - because you'll never do enough of them consistently - and you really shouldn't. I NEVER work up a sweat (ickkkkk) but I work out over an hour a day. Usually over two hours, but at my own pace. And I lost 44 pounds. emoticon emoticon

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