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Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas!

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  • During the spring, summer and fall I make working in my garden my exercise. I still walk but I try to spend at least an hr. everyday,pulling weeds, hauling compost and spreading it, mowing etc. etc. We have almost 2 acres. I also have started lifting my 5# weights during commercial breaks.
    I also have my charge 2 to keep me active.
  • A man is incomplete until he is married.
    After that, he is finished.
    - Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Sometimes having a non food external rewards will do it.
    For walking or running, the virtual races at yesfit.com (you complete at your own pace) cost 25-30 but you get an actual medal or tshirt when you complete it. Along the way you get access to google earth videos of spots along the route.
    Achievemint is free and you earn points daily which you can convert to gift cards.
    Just a couple of thoughts....
  • MONHAGER
    I love my exercise DVDs. I can switch up my workout everyday.
  • Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
    - Steven Wright
  • I used to hate it, now I love it!
  • Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal,
    and not in reaching it.
    - Mohandas Gandhi
  • good to read .. i hate exercise .. still :)
  • I enjoy going to the gym because I have gone out of my way to make friends with the "regulars" there (learning their names, asking advice, etc.) It is now summer and many of them are busy with vacations and families. It isn't as much fun but I still go1
  • PLCHAPPELL
    Interesting things to consider
  • I hate exercise for its own sake, but my partner and I live on five acres and are turning it into a homestead. I DO enjoy getting outside (when it's not too hot) and doing heavy physical labor. Right now, our main thing is gathering firewood (yes, in summer. We collect year round.) This involves cutting down small, dead trees, using the chainsaw, helping him lift the large logs into the truck to be split, carrying and stacking wood, and also things like gardening and trimming, pruning, etc. Time passes very quickly, and I can see the results of my hard work both on our property and on my body. I also walk back and forth to our mail box a few times a week. It's 1/3 mile, total. Not much, but it does add up.
  • I found a new walking route this week that is five minutes longer but doesn't seem like it because it is more nature friendly.
  • When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living.

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