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I Don'T Like To Exercise

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  • STORMY724
    Try this: any time you are waiting for something --the microwave to heat your coffee, water to boil, your computer to boot up, the washer to stop spinning --use those few minutes to: walk/run in place, arm circles, stretch, touch your toes, jumping jacks, pushups on the kitchen counter. Even in a public place while waiting for an appointment, you can do ankle circles, pull in your gut, or flex your butt ---and no one will even take notice. I figure I get in at least 20 minutes/day doing that. And if you stand up & exercise through every TV commercial, you can add even more time. Once you lose some weight & feel more flexible, exercise will be easier --and fun. - by STORMY724
  • STORMY724
    The first time I went to the gym, I used elliptical machine because it would be easy on my bad knees. I thought I would die after 4 minutes at level 1 (on both resistance & incline.) So I also walked around the indoor track for 10 min. Over time, I added minutes and levels of resistance. After losing only 10 lbs. it became much easier and my aches and pains subsided. Now I do 35 minutes at level 8 or walk 45 min, at a good pace and use machines for strength. It took time, but I did it. Now I feel sluggish if I don't exercise at least 30 min. a day. If I don't go to the gym, I walk or bike in the neighborhood or a park, or if the weather is terrible, I use kettlebells and/or do other aerobic exercises at home. I am 66 and was about 100 lbs overweight ---so if I can do it, almost anyone can. - by STORMY724
  • I too am not a huge fan of exercise, however, I look at this way ... I can choose to spend 20-30 minutes a day exercising or I can choose not to. If I don't exercise, what else would I do? I might eat. I might sit in front of the TV, or some other activity. Then I look back at what I've done and realize that I wasted that time when I could have been exercising or doing something great with my wife. That's the other motivation for me - my wife is older than me, but she is stunning and in fabulous shape. I remind myself how lucky I am to have her and how much I want to live a healthy life with her.

    Hope you can also find something to motivate you. emoticon - by ROBERT_DAGG
  • i was recently diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. i am only 53 yrs old but am scared to do exercises that may lead to a bone fracture. Any suggestions?
    - by JOHN4FITNESS
  • I am not a fan of exercising either, I have found that small goals and self pep talks are working though. I have said that for every 5 lbs I lose I am going to buy a new item for myself, clothes, purse or shoes. My husband told me that after I lose 13 lbs he is going to buy me the Bodybugg that I have been looking at as some extra motivation. I have 45 lbs to lose and I will succeed. Good luck and if you need someone to motivate you, send me a message. emoticon - by ALICIA1383

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