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Doing good on exercise but...


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I have still been struggling with my eating although it is getting better. I decided that I wanted to set a goal to work towards exercise wise. I have been getting the exercise in but have had to fight myself to get to the Y. I'm not sure what is going on with that but it is making me mad. I have stopped gaining wait and have started going back down on the scale. I had gained about 15 lbs back and that has really been bothering me.

So back to the exercise goal. I have always wanted to do a 5K as well as a triathlon. I am in no way in good enough shape to accomplish either of those. So I was thinking of one I could do. I thought maybe if I combined the two, and made the exercise mostly water based I could do it. I brought the idea to the y to see if they would possibly be interested in doing something like that. I am hoping they will be but if not I can still do it myself. I think I am going to start in the fitness room on a stationary bike. I can do the most on that and then move to the water. I can walk a mile in the lazy river and then swim a mile in the lap pool. I think it would be great for other disabled people, people with weight issues and older people who aren't in the best of shape.

I still haven't lost my motivation but I do feel it starting to fade in strength. I think this would help to reinforce that motivation and keep it strong. What have you done to keep motivation when you feel it leaving you? I struggle with this often do you?
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JMORRIS85 2/13/2013 2:32PM

    When I feel my motivation waning I look in the mirror and remember all of the reasons that I wanted to change in the first place. Sometimes, it also helps to make a list of all of the reasons why you should keep going. emoticon


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WACFIT 2/13/2013 2:13PM

    You have some good ideas. Why not create your own personal triathalon and keep a record of our times? Like use the exercise bike, walk (or walk in water), and swim so many laps. Start wherever you are at and increase times or distance to see how you do over a period of time. So I could ride my exercise bike for 20 minutes, then do one lap around my block, then swim 10 lengths in my pool and see how long it takes me. Then I could work on the time alone until I could increase the distances. Maybe your workout buds will want to join in? Have fun!

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SH9719 2/13/2013 1:20PM

    This is tough. I view exercise and diet as 2 unimportant issues. It is like baseball. If you struggle batting, you cannot carry that problem into the field. You have to keep your fielding up. We workout to help us lose weight, but we also workout to be healthy regardless of our weight. You can be fit and over weight. If you are struggling with your diet you cannot afford to let your workouts suffer or you will suffer a double whammy. Combining walking and swimming sounds like a good start. Focus on that for now. Your diet motivation may improve as your focus on fitness improves. I find at times that I can talk my way out of eating something because I do not want to waste a good workout. Good luck!

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MBEHNKEN 2/13/2013 11:37AM

    I have the same issue but the more I exercise the more it helps with eating because I don't want to undermine my efforts. Keep working at it because it takes time to change habits.

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