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Exercise and the gym

Friday, April 22, 2016

Well, I've managed to stay on track with logging my food and being more mindful of what I eat, so this week I decided to add in the exercise. I started a membership at a wellness center (short name = gym) and went for the orientation and to get set up on the machines, which makes 2 times. I haven't been back yet. I'm a tad frustrated with myself, but at the same time, I am a bit overwhelmed with the routine that has been set up for me. I don't know where to go from here! Wish I had a gym buddy, but it's just me. Any pointers or encouragements?
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  • MLENTZ67
    Good show on joining a gym. You are stronger than I. I am uncomfortable exercising in front of strangers. I hope you do well and can work your visits to the gym into your daily routine. I exercise at home, with dumbells and a body cycle. I am sure your workouts will be much more effective, but we all need to do what's comfortable for ourselves. Start slow and work into a good program. Wishing you the best. emoticon
    1547 days ago
    If the routine seems to be too much, ask them to create a shorter one for you. Once you get comfortable with that, then you can slowly add in more. Take music with you, to help you both find a comfortable pace to go through the routine, as well as tune out the others around you. I only wish I could afford to go back to the gym, I loved working out there.

    If that is too much for you at this point, maybe start a walking program instead. That is what I am doing for my exercise, along with adding yoga recently.
    1548 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/8/2016 5:16:29 PM
    Focus on you. Treat it like a doctor or dentist appointment and you will keep it! Good luck.
    1564 days ago
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