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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Why can't I stick to an exercise plan?? I developed a simple plan for myself @ 2 weeks ago and stuck to it for about a week. I'm so distracted by daily life that exercise is often put on the back burner. I've never found an activity that I truly enjoy... well, not for the past 2 decades, anyway. I used to take aerobics classes in college... I was in my late 30's at the time. I spent my childhood riding my bike around town, swimming, playing baseball, mastering the hula hoop and jump rope. I was active and involved in life. Now, walking for 15 minutes is a challenge. I need to find the joy and excitement again.
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    It is easy to get off track and it is difficult to get back on it! Once you start again you will need to push yourself into a new habit. I cannot go to sleep unless I do something so sometimes I walk or jog on my rebounder. I just read that even 10 minutes three times a day is helpful. My problem is I need to get my pulse up for a better workout. If you try for mornings it seems easier for me to make sure I get it done. Give yourself a pep talk and get going! I like to use fun music to get myself back into action. My ipod is full of great songs.

    Hang in there... we all have been in your shoes. emoticon
    1833 days ago
    I totally get it. I hate exercise too. It's why I put a treadmill in my bedroom. I can't really have an excuse why I'm not doing something!! You will find your way, I'm sure. May I suggest finding someone who wants to change their lifestyle too? I used to go walking with a friend. When one of us wasn't feeling it, the other was and it got us out, at least for a walk!! Good luck!
    1833 days ago
    Here is the thing you need to let your whole family and friends know i am exercising every day from 3 to 330 as an example. then never make appointments during that time don't answer the phone. have your gear ready no excuses. the fun part walking is so much funnier when you bring an ipod of your favorite work out music. add some really popular songs they play often on the radio then when you hear them you will smile and say yeah my walk is coming up soon i will hear this song and get a feel good feeling. also pick a place to walk that has nature near it marvel at the blue sky the nice flowers , the sun on your face. reflect on the fact that you can walk and are not ill like others who cant. hope this helped
    1834 days ago
    Keep trying different things until you find the right one. Or maybe a workout buddy. I never thought that at 58 that I would be doing Zumba, but now I love it.
    1834 days ago
    Start small, try to mix up your exercises, perhaps you can try new workouts :D When I feel like I can't follow my routine, I take a rest time from my exercises and see what's went wrong, create new routine and start again at slower pace and build up the pace when I can follow my plan :D

    Good luck!
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    Streaking helps.
    Um, not in bowling alleys or across baseall fields; the OTHER kind!
    But you know the key to success and know you don't have it in your hand: finding a form of activity aka exercise that you enjoy so much you WANT to do it. Sometimes the hardest part isn't even that; sometimes it's hardest to just put ourselves first. You're worth it, so I hope you think of something you'd like... and then treat yourself to a nice solid streak of doing it so that it becomes a nice habit that fuels the inner you (and the other you too)!
    1835 days ago
    YFind something you love and just move. You can do this!
    1835 days ago
    I'm right there with you! I want it to be fun when I exercise and not a chore.
    What about doing a combination of the exercises you like to do? ex: hula hoop, bike ride, walk for a day and then switch over to other activities the next day. With all the activities you like to do you could get a great workout.

    1835 days ago
    Why don't you try or do some exercise that you live to do...how about the ones you mentioned. Don't think of it as working out think of it as having fun. Remember that it takes baby steps... emoticon
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