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Making my motivation to exercise easier

Friday, July 06, 2012

I decided I didn't want to join a gym because I have things at home to accomplish my exercise goals (sneakers, bicycle, treadmill, 3 & 5 pound weights, kettle bells, resistance bands, WII fit and Wii Zumba...I think that should be enough) I found myself struggling not only to exercise, but to not be looking at the timer every few minutes. I've watched tv and listened to music while exercising...still not good enough (I think the commercials interrupt my motivation) then I recalled a woman I work with saying she watched movies while exercising. I decided to try it and wallah , I am getting through 30 minutes of exercise much easier and not watching the clock all the time! So I have gone through my DVD collection and have at least enough for a few weeks. If anyone has any favorites or good picks let me know...I'm going to catch up mymovie watching and get healthy at the same time! emoticon
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  • SHARON10002
    I use my Wii quite a bit. To me, it feels more like a game than exercise. I find that I like to try to beat my last time.

    When I walk on the treadmill I watch a DVD. Currently I'm watching Ally McBeal. The shows are 45 minutes. I used to struggle to make 30, but when I'm involved in a show, I won't quit until the show is over.

    I have also done some group fitness classes at the local Y. I have done water aerobics there and loved it. I often went just to see the friends I'd made there. If you have a Y, why not give it a try?

    I hope this give you a couple of things that you might like to try.
    2145 days ago
    I seem to do better at the gym when I find something good on the treadmill TV. I'll go longer just to see the end of the show. Glad this is working for you.
    2175 days ago
    Movies are great for me too! emoticon to you! emoticon emoticon
    2177 days ago
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