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Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 07:58
As you can see from the title above. I'm always struggling to stay consistent when it comes to exercisingSad I only tend to last 1-2 weeks; sometimes longer. However, when something throws me off its hard to get back onto track. I have two things I want to ask:

>Can I get some tips on ways to encourage myself to exercise?
>>Is it true that your resting period for exercising is no more than a week(if your fit)?

Thanks in advanceVery Happy

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Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 09:53
Well, many years ago, I was you. I hated exercising and when I "tried" I didn't last long. I HATED sweating, I HATED running, I kind of liked yoga but didn't really want to do it seriously...

What helped:
- Having my head in the game when it comes to weight loss.
- Having a work out buddy.
- Making my attic a workout space complete with a big ass TV and Netflix (ha!)

Where I am at now:
- I love working out. I do yoga every day and run on my treadmill day on, day off.
- I push my buddy more than he pushes me.
- I don't need the TV or Netflix upstairs to motivate me. Lately I've been running alone with my thoughts...

Anyway... I see by your resting period question that you really do not want to work out and are already looking for excuses to either not do it or do it as little as possible. This tells me that the number one 100% need to start working out is not there yet: your head is not in the game.
So long as that's the case, you won't succeed.

I'm not trying to bash you, as I just said, I was you some years ago... I really hope one day you have a come to jesus moment (so to speak) and a switch flips in your mind, as it happened to me.

Good luck!! Smile

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Posted: 26 Aug 2019, 04:19
I need a work out buddy, as I'm competitive as hell, but I also need someone to keep pushing me or I'll end up the same way. Having chronic pain issues doesn't help and I hate sweating as much as anyone with OCD, but I need to get moving, I just don't know how. I can't walk, swim, jump, row, run or cross-train so my options are very limited. Sad
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Posted: 26 Aug 2019, 09:38
Well, you know the key to weight loss is diet. As long as you eat properly you will lose weight.

As a rule, you shouldn't count exercise to lose weight. Exercise will always improve your health and you should totally do it-- but it's NOT the key to lose weight.

I said it in another post, for the first 9 months of my weight loss journey I didn't exercise. I lost 90% of my extra weight that way.
I exercise now because I want to feel better, stronger and healthier.

So my advise (I am NOT AN EXPERT BTW- I ONLY TALK FROM MY EXPERIENCE) is to start with finding a way of eating that's healthy, enjoyable and that you can carry on "forever".

Once you find that golden nugget, start exercising, and your overall health will improve Smile

By the way, I found that exercising has also made me a happier person... so its not just the physical benefits that count, it also helps your mental health as well.

Good luck!

Joined: Aug 19
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Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 05:30
i guess you should remind yourself consistently that why you are doing it. Weight loss is not that hard. I have been doing it since a long time, You will have to get into discipline. If its hard, ask yourself why you are doing it.
Yes you should definitely take rests in between exercise because its imp, you don't wanna hurt your body. If you are taking longer breaks make sure you are not injured.
I hope you get fine results with it, I did the same by the way,but i have tried various other methods too like taking natural supplements for weight loss that made sure that i am not taking harsh medications while losing weight. i can recommend you my favorite Super MIC B12 liquid shots which are amazing and has many benefits, you can try it too.

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Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 16:02
Do I like commuting to work?.....…….NO... do I do it?....yes...…….I want to get paid

Do I like paying my bills...…….No …….do i do it?...……..yes ……...I want a roof over my head and light and warmth

Do you do the above?

If yes , why do you not treat your body with the same respect? you have to live in it and how you look and feel is based on treating it with consistent good habits

Joined: Jun 19
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Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 13:21
Honestly the true motivation will come when you are consistent and start to see results. So take measurements of your arms,thighs,chest, hips,etc. Then work out consistently for 8 weeks. Come back and measure and see if you see a difference. Sometimes you dont see the difference on the scale but you see it in your measurements. I wouldnt measure more often than 8 weeks though it takes time to build lean muscle and lose fat.

Joined: May 18
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Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 01:07
Exercise is hard for me, too. I am also limited due to joint pain. Today I started moving to music. Made a playlist of 4 songs to start, played them on Alexa. The time went fast and I did move. Not the best, held on to chair or table when needed, but kept moving. Lots of steps, some dancing, some stretching. Trying to commit to 3-4 days a week to push the weight loss along and move easier. It was a 20 minute session to start. It was hard but I am hoping with time it will get easier. My first goal is to keep it up for a month, then reevaluate my plan.

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