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3/23/10 9:32 A

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I know what you mean. I have no fun at the gym. I just think that there are too many people using all the good machines and nothing is worst than waiting for a machine when you have a good heart beat going. Of course the people that go to my gym tend to be texting between their reps and they take longer to finish using the machines. Well at least I will have 35 bucks that I will save every month that could be use for workout games that will last several months.

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3/22/10 7:58 P

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Personally, i've never cared for the gym. i've tried it a couple of times, but i've always been more of a cardio person..and i can do that at home sans expensive membership fees. i've also got some free weights and ankle weights to help with strength so that's all i need. it's how i lost the weight the first time..and it's how i'll do it again. and right now while the weather is still mild, i've taken akin to interval running outside.. i really love it..go figure lol!

but in the name of the topic, i do agree, if working out isn't fun in some way to you, you're not likely going to stick with it. that's why i love my DDR workouts on PS2, and my Wii workouts (thanks Tema!) and my Intervals that i've now incorporated. I enjoy them so i WANT to do them.

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3/22/10 6:16 P

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I've been a similar situation with no motivation and sudden weight gain...while I don't think one needs the gym to lose weight there is something motivating to me about going to the gym....I love changing things up so I walk both inside and out I do wii I have every game out for excersing that there is on the wii but I also like the gym....I think there something to no motivation and weight gain though....

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3/22/10 1:33 P

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I'd say it really depends on what your goals are. If fat loss is it, then working out takes a more minor role. It's more about calories in vs calories out. But if strength/endurance is you goal, then working out moves up a bit. In that sense, I see the Wii being able to factor more into the first goal than the second, and the gym being much more a factor in goal 2.

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3/22/10 12:17 P

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Okay. I was putting this out there as a topic to discuss. I recently cancelled my gym membership to the gym because I was not getting the results I wanted. I have had the membership since July 2009 and only lost 5 pounds since joining it. I know I have been off and on but during the months in the begining of the membership I maybe lost 2 lbs during the month. I dont know if it was the lack of motivation at the gym that caused this but I felt that going back to the Wii is my way to go with hand weights like when I first got it with Wii Sports and lost 30lbs in the first 3 months of using it. But drifted off of it for some reason. I recently got biggest loser for the Wii since I love that show and always though it would be great to workout with trainers and go through some of the workouts the contestants worked out to minus the 5+ hours of working out. Well I will see if during the 12 week workout that I will be on better pace than the gym. Has anyone had a similar case. Where the Wii or something else was better than the gym.

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