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So what is your current exercise regimen?  How do you stay motivated when you just don’t love it???




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      Tamra wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • After many, many years of working at a desk with little to no exercise, I returned to the gym last fall.  Although I’ve lost no weight to speak of, my weight has definately shifted to other areas and I am much more toned and stronger.  I feel so much better.  That’s what motivates me.  I go to my local Y three mornings a week now.  And it takes a major catastrophe to keep me away!

      Rather than work out alone, I participate in organized exercise classes.  Being part of an informal group is motivating and fun for me.  Trying new types of exercise also helps avoid boredom.  (Recently I was here on Fab40 asking what everyone thought about Zumba classes.)  And the mental challenge of learning new steps/movements keeps the mind occupied so I don’t focus on the pain in my muscles.




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      Rose Nino wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • Tamra, I love ZUMBA! And you are right, it is so much fun. Talk about a workout. This is defnitely been a fun way to stay motivated. I used to work out very hard before but unfortunately, I never was able to shed any pounds and inches. AND for some reason ...actually I know it was because of all the health issues I had, I could not shed anything...neither pounds nor inches. So it was doubly...is that even a word? haha, to stay motivated. And despite eating healthy and doing all the right things, nothing worked. My metabolism would simply not budge. Then I found the most amazing nutritional cleansing system ever. And all has been up hill from then. I lost weight, two dress sizes in 1 1/2 months. Seven lbs in the first nine days!! And finally got the kick my metabolism needed. Not to mention, how much it has improved my health. I’m “dr written suggestions” FREE for almost 5 years now. AND simply loving my life!  

      estaticheart




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      Rose Nino wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • Oh and georgamamacita, it is very hard to get motivated when nothing seems to be working. It’s so motivating to be able to see pounds and inches melt away. That totally motivated me into continuing and loving to work out. I work out 3 days out of the week with 30 minutes of cardio and light weights.  

      estaticheart




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      Georgiamamasita wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • I jumped on the scale today and whoa!  Shock.  How have I gained 5 pounds in the last three months?  My next jump was on the treadmill...run, walk, run, walk.  I’ve run 10Ks before and I never had a weight problem when I was training.  I think I need to think of it as a wonderful time for solitude and reflection and totally me time.  That helps, I think.




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      Jo46 wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • I love to kick box.  I do this 3 times a week.  Who knew that punching a bag could feel so good.  i have been doing this for 3 years now.  I am definitely more toned then I would be without it.  Also, the cardio that we do helps too!  I have come to know some really good people, who are always encouraging and can motivate me.  I need this to enjoy my workout even more.  :0




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      Frannie1964 wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • I just have no motivation In me, I’m a hopeless case! All I do Is think about It, but I don’t do. It’s pretty sad. I’m almost thinking of actually getting a trainer at the gym to help me, but I just can’t see spending that kind of money, but It might be the only way I can lose.




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      Rose Nino wrote Feb 13, 2010
    • Fran, you are not a hopeless case. You just feel like that because you are frustrated. Believe me...been there. You just haven’t found anything that works yet. I had all but given up before my prayers were answered. So I know it will happen for you as well.  

      estaticheart




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      Tamra wrote Feb 14, 2010
    • Fran, I was in that place, too, for many, many months.  I had no excuses. I had the time, and I could afford it.  Still I sat on my butt.  But finally, watching my parents struggle with cardiac disease, I decided I had better do something or I was staring at my own fate in a few years.  I guess it took a scary wake up call to get me moving.  And boy, am I glad I did!  It has made me healthier emotionally as well as physically.  Really.  Exercise has amazing benefits.

      I was very weak and out of shape.  So I started with an over 50 class.  Quickly moved on to a more strenuous class, and am continuing to improve my stamina for more advanced classes.  I was a little anxious about stepping into a class after 20+ years of inactivity, but because I started with a minimal class, I quickly got over that anxiety.

      Hope this gives you a little encouragement to get you closer to the day you’ll be moving again!




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      Georgiamamasita wrote Feb 14, 2010
    • i love the kick boxing idea....gotta get moved to the city so I can take advantage of these things!  Also, seriously want to study yoga, I think.  Run a couple times a week for the cardio as well, just do a few 5 Ks.  They are a nice short distance and so many races benefit good causes.




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      Medusa wrote Feb 23, 2010
    • I love Spinning....it’s a blast and I even started to run bicycles on the road.  I love it.  Pilates it’s a great workout.  Keeps you very strong and flexible.




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