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1/26/09 8:48 A

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i make exercise fun by walking my dog every morning, and THAT is an adventure in itself. I also hike with my hubby and dog. I take my dog to the off-leash dog park as often as possible.
otherwise, i do what i feel like. sometimes a video, most of the time walking.

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1/22/09 10:09 P

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I do something different every day...I will concentrate on upper body strength one day and lower the next. I never repeat the exercises in a weeks time.
I got to walk outside today for FUN! 33 degrees and no wind felt like heaven here and sun...lots of sun. Walking outside is my purest and most enjoyable exercise.

For me...variety makes it fun. I just can't repeat the same old exercises without boredom sitting in FAST!

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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
1/22/09 1:42 A

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You know, you bring up a good point. Being able to do the movements or exercise, even if modified, is important so that the activity remains achievable rather than become a discouragement!!

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1/21/09 1:27 P

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For me personally:
If you can't jump or hop due to a bad knee then modify the exercise; move the legs and especially the arms like jumping jacks, kick out one leg at a time but keep the arms flying.
Push ups or plank start off on your knees until you can lift and hold your body with your arms.
This keeps me interested cause if I have to do it the way they do it I won't bother.

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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
1/19/09 1:21 P

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My tips are... get a buddy or join a group of similar skill level. Having someone waiting on you to show up can be an excellent motivator! And not feeling like the slo-poke by being with peers can help not only prevent discouragement but be a great source of encouragement too!

Oh - and having a greater cause can be more inspiring -- like Laurie's Hawaii bike trip!

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1/19/09 12:01 P

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Hi everyone, I got to thinking about how challenging it can be to enjoy exercise - and yet it is vital to be as active as possible for good health as well as to make dropping pounds a little easier.

So please jump in with your tips!

Here's mine - go ahead and try new things, but be prepared to really go as slow as you need to. All sports take some conditioning. If you try to do too much at once, it IS NOT FUN!
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Example: If you haven't been walking much at all. Really walk 10 minutes per day the first week - the entire week, then 15 the next etc. This lets your muscles get used to it. Once you are very comfortable with the level you have, THAT's the time to add more challenge. If you go to far too fast, scale it back immediately.

And once you are comfortable with a sport or activity, then it is time to evaluate 'how much do I like this?' Some resonate, some don't. The ones that do, keep and add more challenge. The ones that don't, skip or do sparingly.


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