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I use to try and force myself to use the eliptical machine and the treadmill. I did this because I knew it burned more calories and would be better for me than just walking. Well, I could rarely force myself to do it and would constantly just stop working out all together. Then I realized that those machines would could burn more calories BUT I would actually have to use them! So, I decided to just do what I enjoy... walking around the block... That's something that I'm able to stick to
Overall, any activity is better than no activity
Don't try to force yourself to do exercises or activities that you don't enjoy (i.e., if you don't like to run, or yoga isn't for you). Instead, concentrate on building on the activities that make you feel successful. Experiment with adding intensity and/ or duration to activities you love!
What activities to you absolutely love? Let your passions drive your fitness success. Identify your sweet spot, which is a fitness activity that you love. Once you find it, spend time having fun.
Don't let "formal exercise programs" discourage you.... instead let you passion drive you to success! I've learned that I absolutely love dancing. Each of us has a different sweet spot. What ever your passion is, work it and work it consistently. Before you know it, you'll exceed your fitness goals.
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