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Personality Plus

Sunday, July 01, 2012

We have an Exercise Personality? Isn't it WILD how much we are finding out about ourselves? SparkPeople AND this journey to Healthy Living is just full of interesting surprises. SO - if you are wondering what YOUR Exercise Personality is....Go TO:

As for me - I am the Adventurous Exerciser PLUS a touch of the Multi-Tasker. Actually I was pretty well spread across the range but these two won out.

Pretty good picture though - I LOVE the Experience and making fitness part of my leisure life - fun, social, challenging but let's make it an EVENT. You see - I love making things in life a Party, so I guess that's how this fits my personality. I definitely face most of my fitness commitment as a Fun Challenging Event each day - even with my trainer - I'm excited to push and go the extra set of reps or minutes.

BUT I have trouble fitting in my Strength Training on my own. My Mulit-Tasking Personality needs to figure this out and put that ST back into the mix throughout the week - I have no problem squeezing in an additional Zumba Class (fun fun fun) or a 15 mile bike ride with a friend ( again - fun) into my day. I just need to figure out how to make those extra ST times a Fun Event. Ahhh - I Got It - REWARDS!!!!

Perhaps that would do it - REWARDS are FUN!!
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    i'm also not great at ST,
    was much better when I had a personal trainer who then gave me a chart with his sets. I laminated it and could use a dry erase marker to tick them off.
    until I took it with me to vacation and lost the darn thing....
    now i'm realizing that i can use body weight instead of equipment to ST. (pushups, squats, lunges, milkjugs count, right?)
    Hey any progress, even if slow, is still progress!

    2162 days ago
    I agree with Cheri!!! I use to do weights while watching TV but not I find myself back on SP instead of doing ST!!!!!
    2175 days ago
    Didn't make time to read the article yet, but from what you've said, we're on the same page, Sister! Weights while watching tv is a great idea, but mine just sit there looking at me while I sit in the easy chair not using them. emoticon
    2175 days ago
    Strength Training is hard to fit in. I have some free weights that I lift while watching TV. Every little bit helps! Good luck!
    2175 days ago
  • KARENA228
    I remember reading that article too but I don't remember what my personality was - I guess i need to revisit but i'm with you Cookie, i don't strength train and I do believe that has a lot to do with my lack of progress - Maybe i should try? MMMM...

    2176 days ago
    ST is an issue with me too. I find that if I make a chart for each week I do much better. I simply write a list of each of the exercises that I want to do (arm curls or squats, etc) and then I post it where I can see it. Each day when I have done the ST for that day, I record the number of sets (such as 3 sets of 15).
    Otherwise, I tend to not get any ST in at all. But, I'm sure you will find what works for you.
    2177 days ago
    How about finding a ST partner? Maybe your biking friend would be interested in joining you for ST sessions? Or someone attending Zumba might want to join with you?

    I preferred ST in a gym because I liked being one of the "regulars". It helped having someone willing to share comments, suggestions, or just a friendly wave of greeting.
    2177 days ago
    Great job even if you need to get in more ST. Hope you had a great weekend!
    2177 days ago
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