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1/5/14 6:58 P

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Their is a planet fitness near me and its funny since me and a friend at church were just talking earlier about Planet Fitness and other gyms in the area to become a member of. She also got me into the idea of walking a 5k with her at a state park in The beginning of April. I think I will do it and hopefully this may lead into more motivation for me to try running outside when the weather becomes better.



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1/5/14 1:05 P

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Planet Fitness has a low cost membership. The cost is $10 monthly. Planet Fitness stays open 24 hours so it will not be an issue with the time you get up. Personally I enjoy a 5 am workout, it seems to get me through my day and give me more energy.

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1/4/14 9:22 P

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I have thought about running and would love to do a 5k. I started a couch to 5k last year and managed to get up to running for 2 and a half minutes at once. Small for some but that was a biggie for me. I want to try running again, though being a newbie and starting it in the dead of winter with snow and ice might not be a good idea for outside running. Doing something in my house that can help me for when warmer weather approaches would be great. I have some dvd's I have but haven't tried. Ones a stability ball workout which I am very awkward with, a jillian micheals one, a turbojam dvd, and an introduction to pilates and yoga. The jillian micheals is great though I can only make it about 30-40 minutes out of the hour. Feeling like you cant move for a first workout isn't good and I will be trying something smaller next time and keeping the dvd for later.

I still love the idea of a 5k, there are a lot where I am at and in surrounding towns. Doing it to get in shape is one thing, but I have heard the color run and the Halloween zombie type one are fun too. I want something I can enjoy, not just im moving to lose pounds. I need to lose weight for me, not anything shallow or silly,



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1/4/14 11:48 A

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i do a better job of sticking to my scheduled workouts if I am working toward a goal. Your goal could be to run a 5K or a bike ride of 25+ miles. If you sign up for an event, with a unmovable date, you know you HAVE to get going to finish your workouts so you will be well trained the day of the event

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1/4/14 11:29 A

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If you want to try different exercises without paying for them you might try your local library. My library has several different exercise DVD's available. They also had a Zumba class last summer that was free.



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1/4/14 10:30 A

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I agree with MISSRUTH that your primary issue seems to be making it a habit.

You seem to have a lot of ideas about what might work, and what might work better, but it's more important to just try something, be consistent, and I would personally give each attempt longer than a week, barring some kind of extenuating circumstance (such as an injury). Try each habit for at least two weeks before deciding something isn't working for you. If you rotate too quickly through possible habits, you'll never actually form the habit.

It also sounds like scheduling is an issue, that you have a lot of things you do so you need to fit exercise in to a packed schedule. This article might help you out:

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1/4/14 8:14 A

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I've also noticed that PBS, etc. where I live has some early morning yoga shows. Just another thought...



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1/4/14 8:13 A

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Do you have an exercise buddy? My gym has Zumba classes and I'm motivated to go to see my "Zumba buddies." Also, exercise DVDs are inexpensive and varied. I've even found some at ARC or Goodwill as well as online and Walmart, Target, etc. You might exchange DVDs periodically with friends just to get some variety.

How about rec centers? They are typically inexpensive.

Keep up the good work. You are truly amazing and strong!!!!!



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1/4/14 7:13 A

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I agree-- lots of stuff for free, on youtube. There are a lot of Spark videos too, right here on the site and all for free.

I think maybe you're looking for some inspiration/motivation to get started and stick with it? How about setting yourself up for a "streak" with exercise? How about setting up a goal and reward? Like, exercise 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and after a month of doing that, you get.... whatever you choose for a reward? Goals and rewards for meeting them don't have to be just about weight or pounds lost. You can set up a goal and reward for anything. I decided early on that my weight loss was so slow, I needed to set up goals and rewards for healthy behaviors and not just pounds lost or it would be forever til I got a reward.

I'd suggest pencilling in your planned exercise onto a calendar, too. There is something very satisfying about being able to check off a task when you've completed it, and seeing it in black and white, as opposed to just knowing in your head that you did it. (That "out of sight, out of mind" thing.) I have a calendar that I put a gold star on, each day that I exercise as planned. I also put a star if I stick to my calorie range. I know it sounds silly. But I get a perverse amount of pleasure out of seeing those gold stars.

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1/4/14 6:01 A

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I'm sure you can find classes of everything you listed above on youtube. There are many many sites with free streaming yoga videos.

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1/4/14 3:56 A

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Here's my situation I want to start exercising but don't know what to start with. I made it through about a week of the 28 day challenge and just cant find anything that I am really into. I would like to try kickboxing, yoga or something calming, and zumba if I am brave enough. I need ideas or suggestion on where to go to try these at home after I get into a routine of exercising daily. I am aiming for 15 minutes daily for a week and trying the 28 day challenge again then going forward with a class or trying a class. Also finding motivation, I would love to do it in the morning, but not lagging until 10 or 11 pm when I usually go to bed. At night I seem to be busy but it might work better if I alternate mornings or busy days with light exercise and something more intense when I have time at night or after class. I know what I want to do and need to do, its just getting started. I have never had a regular exercise routine, I never got into sports and am just not used to it being a part of my life style, so its awkward and remembering to do it, and not doing anything are the 3 big things for me. Any help or advice or just how someone got into it would be great.



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