I HATE Exercise!

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 08:44
I hate exercising. Period. I don't like it and I'm not motivated to do it at all. But I know I need to. Is there anyone like me who doesn't like it, but found a way to enjoy it and fit it into your busy schedule? Please help!

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 09:02
I have 3 rowdy kids so I learned that if I set my alarm clock an hour earlier in the morning, I can drink a cup of coffee and hop on the treadmill before anyone gets up. I usually watch t.v. while I'm doing it and try not to look at the time on the treadmill. If you don't have equipment, is there a place you can walk?? It helps to have a buddy. I personally don't like to exercise, the thought sometimes makes me cringe, but I also know that I HAVE GOT to do it!! The feeling you have after you finish is worth it though. I know that I did it and it makes my day better. You could buy a pedometer and hook it on your shoe (under pants, no one will see it) and shoot for 10,000 steps daily. Try parking further away from the store entrance or go to the mall and walk around to all the store you like and use the manual steps instead of the elevator. Do some push ups using your kitchen sink anytime you go into the kitchen, just lean with feet shoulder width apart and hands on the sink ... do as many as you can. Do a few crunches in the living room or before you go to bed, do arm lifts with can goods when putting groceries away... I just try to be creative and get any form of exercise in at any point and time, when I can. Hope this helps some Very Happy
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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 13:28
I hate it too...yuk yuk yuk. But necessary if I want to get muscle to keep my metabolism up. Never looked but I wouldn't mind finding like a choreographed dance tape. Something with some cool moves but not 5 positions repeated endlessly.

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 13:36
Go to Jazzercise. It is so much fun and aerobic-strength training. Great music great girls in the classes and they are nationwide. Most centers have childcare for $1 a kid. I hate exercise to but boy do I love jazzercise!

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Posted: 06 Nov 2007, 18:19
I absolutely hate exercising, but stupid me got my 3 dogs on a walking schedule and now they require me to walk them everyday. Otherwise, they just pace the floor back and forth until I get out the leashes.

I initially started out with 1 mile and I am now up to 3.5 miles five days a week. Sometimes I dread walking them so I take my cell phone and usually call a girlfriend that will talk to me the entire walk. Talking definitely makes the walk go faster and if you're like most women, talking is something that we love to do and it keeps your mind off of actually exercising.

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Posted: 06 Nov 2007, 18:47
I used to love going to dance classes until I hurt my back. I have to be a lot more careful now and I can't do what I used to enjoy. I used to "make myself" go to the gym at least 3 days a week. About a year ago I had to stop going because of financial reasons. I tried lots of other forms of exercise, but I couldn't get into anything at home. Finally I got to the point where I could feel my body needing exercise. I was able to sign up for the gym again and now, because it feels like a priviledge, I enjoy going. Not that it isn't hard to make myself go sometimes, but once I am there I love it. I even started getting addicted to the feeling of my heart beating and my muscles working. I just blast my music and get into a rhythm, or I tune into one of the TV shows and the time is gone before I know it.

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Posted: 06 Nov 2007, 20:12
I don't like restarting exercise from 0 time and time again. It's so hard! I invested in a very good elliptical trainer (translated into expensive)... Since it's a good one, it works as well as if I went to the gym. Also, you are supposed to vary your exercise from time to time so your body doesn't get used to it. Since this has 24 levels, I go up one level every few weeks. I think it's working really well. I get up early and treat myself to a relaxing mug of coffee w half and half before I jump on the trainer.

My routine--get up verrrry early
Test urine for ketones
weigh myself (must weigh naked to test body fat, etc)
Since I have no clothes on, I put my workout clothes on
I bring my hot steaming mug of coffee with cream back to bed and jump on fatsecret to record my weight
Eventually, my coffee is gone and I am done with my computer work
I go into the den and get on the elliptical trainer and work out for 40 min with a 5 min cool down
I stretch
I jump in the shower to get ready for work

There you have it!

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Posted: 06 Nov 2007, 20:20
I just started Curves a few weeks ago. So far I am loving it. I feel so great when I leave there. I have to really put it in my schedule right now as I am very busy. But it is so worth it. I used to go years ago and now I am wondering why I ever stopped.
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Posted: 06 Nov 2007, 20:48
I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. Mostly, I just am difficult about doing anything because I "have" to. Even a party or social event can go from being fun and voluntary into being an obligation and that triggers my resistance DNA when the actual time comes. That is powerful stuff to overcome and I don't claim to have the magic bullet that makes motivation increase. I do know that exercise helps keep my appetite under control for hours afterward so that is very nice because otherwise I am annoyingly preoccupied with food all the time. Also, I never thought I would like it--especially after the first time-- but I started a hot yoga class and I really love it now. Especially the way I feel afterward. It keeps my mind engaged because it is challenging and I improve each time so I'm not bored yet which is great for me (I tend to have exercise ADD). Let's see -- also I think owning one piece of professional grade equipment at home if you can is very good for options when you just don't feel like working a visit to the gym into your day. Finally, if you can afford it, a personal trainer a few times a week is definitely helpful. Your exercise goes from being optional too being definite because you have a person waiting for you. Also, if you find a cool personal trainer you enjoy the time and it passes very quickly.

Also, a little exercise can go a long way. You don't need to blow out 60 minutes a day to lose weight. If you control your food you'll lose weight without excessive (or daily) exercise. I personally don't think it is realistic in my life to workout every day for an hour or more. I know I can't adopt that lifestyle so I've reduced calories and I've lost over 40 lbs in about 3 months just controlling food. Everyone is different, but I wanted to share that in case you want to experiment with your own rates of weight-shed vs. exercise frequency. I've exercised 2-4 times per week for 30-50 minutes; albeit I run so my heart rate is up a bit higher (like 170-180 bpm). I've always personally found that the "best for your buck" exercise is running (if you can stand it).

Good luck,

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Posted: 06 Nov 2007, 21:51
I used to say the same thing but when I started to work out with weights and saw how it sculpted my body now my saying is no pain no gain. I got used to working out and now when I miss I feel like I did not do anything all day.

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Posted: 07 Nov 2007, 05:59
I hate exercise too. That's always been my downfall. Dieting is much easier. There are only 2 things I found I actually enjoy rather than tolerate.

I borrow a movie from the library (I can keep it 1 week) I only allow myself to watch the movie if I ride my stationary bike while doing so.

I just starting going to Curves last night with a friend. It was a lot of fun. It wasn't the hardest workout I've ever gotten, but it got me moving and I enjoyed the time to focus on me. The other 23.5 hours of my day are devoted to my family.

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Posted: 07 Nov 2007, 06:13
Ohh I hate it to, and I don't think I will ever become the person that..."gets addicted" to it. I do it simply because dieting alone doesn't work for me, but that's a pretty big motivator. I hate it before I go, I hate it while I'm doing it, but to be honest there isn't a better feeling then you get when your done.
For me it's all in my head and it's important that I find things that keep my mind busy (like caloriekiller, I wonder if exercise ADD really exists LOL). I started spinning and I really enjoy it, the instructor talks you through the whole thing and I don't feel embarassed because I'm uncoordinated, like in a step class and such.
I'm also pretty cometitive so I started a bet with my husband, so far I'm kicking his hiney in the exercise dept but he's got me by pounds Confused . Its just really important to find something you like or you may not stick with it.

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Posted: 07 Nov 2007, 11:35
I hate exercise. With stern passion. Even walking around the mall can be annoying to me. I do enjoy swimming so I decided to join a gym. The gym I joined was in the process of building a pool. So I used the other equipment while there. I really liked it, I used the treadmill, and listened to music, and they also had the option to bring headphones and listen to the T.V. I was going 5 days a week. However, the trainers at the gym were always trying to get me to "sign up" for their sessions. It got really annoying, so I stopped going. Sad
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Posted: 08 Nov 2007, 15:43
CalorieKiller wrote:
Even a party or social event can go from being fun and voluntary into being an obligation and that triggers my resistance DNA when the actual time comes.

LOL, I must have those same genes.

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Take it one day at a time!

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Posted: 10 Nov 2007, 15:33
I've been doing stroller walking with my baby. Looking at his cute little face while I walk around the track is a great distraction and the 30 mins seems to zoom by.

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