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I found that at the beginning I had to just make myself do something. Exercise like anything else is a habit that you have to get into. It takes time and sometimes you just have to make your self do it.

- Submitted by JSBETHUNE 7/22/2010 in Exercise | 27 Comments
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MNBRIDGE 7/22/2010 11:42:00 AM

    Just this week I asked myself how do I learn to want something I want to want but don't really want? How do I change what I really like. I never felt like I had a choice before. My desires and preferences are what they are. But how do people acquire a taste for things like coffee or beer - by forcing it down until they get used to it, and often come to really enjoy it. How do people find new things to enjoy, as in hobbies - they expose themselves to it, read about it, experiment with it, find themselves engrossed in it and finally it is something they think they can't live without. I need to apply some of those things to healthy habits. It may not be easy or enjoyable at first, but if I persist in doing it, feel the sense of accomplishment and how much better I feel, if I learn more about the food or exercise and the benefits and the various alternative methods till I find one I can do and enjoy, I will eventually change my preferences, attitude and lifestyle.
LAURAKOHORST 4/29/2012 5:30:00 PM

    Myself, I've decided just to tell myself, "No excuses" just do it.
NIGHTSKY7 8/14/2012 10:15:00 AM

    When all else fails, that one's hard to beat. and Kudos to Nike slogan masters --of which another great one is "No Fear!"
KWAJPODGE 5/11/2012 11:06:00 AM

    Yesterday was a day I had to make myself take my walk...it's just day 4 and I told myself that in 3 weeks it would be a habit. Thank you for sharing.
REGINIA01 5/1/2012 10:59:00 AM

    I have always thought the if you do something for two weeks, then it becomes a habit. For me that was not true. I make slips up some of the time. What I have found true is if you just keep doing the right thing regardless of the mistakes just keep trying. Get back up the next day and live it as if it were your very first. You will succeed. Just keep trying. You will succeed.

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ELMCHATT52 8/15/2012 7:47:00 PM

    When I started and commited walking, exercising, eating right sticking with it, I lost 50 lbs. then I let off a little , I didn't gain it back because I still move around alot not as much but I am getting back in there thanks to all of you. I did change my attitude about food and learned alot and wow I remember it. I can do this. emoticon
MCFITZ2 8/15/2012 6:59:00 PM

    Today was I have to just do it day.
HYATTI1 8/15/2012 1:18:00 AM

    I've already commented but why not give it a second shot...again my comment is that I too am like that..I push myself to set out there and exercise.
NAOLEE 8/14/2012 4:37:00 PM

    The problem of everything is the start. emoticon
CHERYLSBUTT 8/14/2012 12:29:00 PM

    The beginning was easy for me...I had a goal, I need to change and I was motivated. The tough part was staying in it when results were not easily evidenced by the scale. That's when I needed support and the will to ...just do it!!! Where ever your struggle, realize you are not alone or the first so push through and call on any support resources you have established!!!
MARTIN1B 8/14/2012 11:05:00 AM

    I had never thought about making youself want to do sometihing but jus practicing it. I can relate to that.
MCLOYD2 8/14/2012 10:50:00 AM

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HIGHNOON 8/14/2012 9:43:00 AM

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PENELOPE1025 8/14/2012 8:28:00 AM

    I have to do it
MITCHARVEY 8/14/2012 8:17:00 AM

    so true so true
CMORISAK 8/14/2012 7:13:00 AM

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 8/14/2012 6:10:00 AM

    copyrighted slogan...
WHERERMY62KEYS 8/14/2012 6:03:00 AM

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WRITINGDIVA1 4/30/2012 8:44:00 PM

    True, true, true, true, true...Preach on!
BANNERMAN 4/30/2012 1:11:00 PM

    Keep up the good attitude
LEANMEAN2 4/30/2012 6:39:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
FRIENDOFBACH 4/30/2012 12:11:00 AM

    I find that scheduling the night before really helps me.
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HYATTI1 4/29/2012 4:05:00 PM

    I am like that I have to push myself to exercise. I can find a hundred reasons to put if off and then it just doesn't get done.
WRITINGDIVA1 4/29/2012 12:57:00 PM

    This is so true!
HASHCOOK 4/29/2012 12:29:00 PM

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GOALMOTO 4/29/2012 11:52:00 AM

    I like this thought.
GINGERVISTA 4/29/2012 9:57:00 AM

    Makes sense to me! Thanks for the reminder(s). emoticon

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