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My response to the Question “Do you enjoy exercise?”

Friday, February 05, 2021

The question actually was “How do you feel about exercise?”
I used to hate exercise with a passion. That was when I weighed 250 lbs (My highest, many moons ago). I had to have both my knees replaced and thought I could never exercise again. It took me a number of years to get to where I am now, weighing at most 150 pounds and exercising every day. When I look at pictures of myself at my highest, I can’t believe that I ever allowed myself to get there.
I am grateful for SparkPeople getting me to where I am today. Yes I have learned to enjoy my exercise. Today for the first time on my elliptical I enjoyed using my exercise to take care of myself and was grateful for the progress I have made.
My other main form of exercise is walking, which I started when the pandemic hit with my husband early in the morning during the summer. Doing this with him has strengthened our marriage and has had many benefits for me. I no longer get winded with just a short walk. I can walk up to an hour, but I benefit from just 30 minutes. It is no longer a chore, but a joy.
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    Beautiful transformation. 'Just keep moving' is my motto. Fresh air and nature greet us every time!
    65 days ago
    Yes I agree. I used to hate exercise and now I feel that it makes me feel better mentally. I do not enjoy it but sure like the feeling afterwards when I have accomplished it.
    65 days ago
    Still can't say I love exercise the closest I've found is Zumba for I like to dance, but I love the feeling I do get by exercising for its a pat on the back for myself!
    66 days ago
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    I've learned to enjoy working out. I have not been to the fitness center since the pandemic, but am fortunate to have a stationary bike and treadmill at home and have been using them.
    66 days ago
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