Why is exercise so hard????

Sunday, February 03, 2013

This is one question that rolls over and over in my mind. Why is exercise so Hard? I know I weigh 298 pounds. I know I have not exercised in forever. I know it won't come overnight that I will be able to do things easily but why? I want to move , I want to do things physically that I cannot do. I used to be so active and it just was not hard. I have been obese most of my life including as a child but I did it as much activity as I could. Just sometimes my weight held me back. I hate to admit it but I hate my weight holds me back. I wanted to go parasailing but my weight was too much over. I once tried to climb in a ropes course but did not have the strength to pull myself up the ropes.I DID NOT LKE THAT!!!! I am going to get this right one of these days,,, I am going to get into shape.
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    When I first started my weight loss journey, I couldn't even ride my stationary bike for 4 minutes. To top it off, I was a 2 pack a day smoker! I felt horrible but I just kept pushing for 5 minutes the next week, then 10. Now I am doing 3 hours of activity a day and no more smoking (quit 9 months ago)! It didn't happen overnight, I just had to keep at it, keep at it! Now, I feel like 3 isn't enough but I know it's just because I remember it being so hard in the beginning!

    1935 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Thanks all for the support and encouragement. I just was feeling frustration for not being able to get any further than 10 minutes on those d-- machines.
    1937 days ago
    I recall having to struggle to push myself up out of bed, and asking why it was so hard. I just didn't have the strength, but I had just enough motivation. Keep pushing and you'll get there. Then you'll start surprising yourself with what you can do.

    The battle is as much mental as physical; stop asking that question. Replace it with something better. Don't think of the things you can't do because of your weight. Think of the things you'll be able to do as you improve. Don't think of the things you hate, but what you'll be able to enjoy.
    1937 days ago
    Please don't feel so discouraged. I also felt like exercise was VERY hard when I weighed 260 pounds, but by keeping at it and slowly shedding the excess weight, it did get a lot easier. I just started with walking and once that started to get easier, I moved on to more challenging things. Keep at it and it will happen for you too!
    1937 days ago
    Because you're so determined you WILL get there hun, it takes time and yes it is frustrating.
    But day by day you're getting closer to being that active and healthy person you crave to be.

    Keep those dreams of all you want to do and visulise them, it's motivation to keep plugging away.
    emoticon it gets easier I promise emoticon emoticon
    1937 days ago
    emoticon emoticon don't give up!you are worth it. emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Of course it's difficult. Especially if you're in the beginning... It will become easier in a couple of months.
    After about 2.5 months I really feel the change so I actually need to bring up the intensity a little bit.

    Maybe you're pushing yourself too hard? Try doing something easier for a change.
    1937 days ago
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