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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • Be an inspiration to those around you by making the most of each day.
  • Thanks for the suggestions!
  • Great advice! Thank you.
  • Just LIVE! is great advice. Live-ercise? :)
  • I grew up in the 50s, and exercising was not something you do. When I went into teaching I was standing or walking around the classroom a lot. Now that I am 77 and have Afib, I like to sit at the computer and browse all day. Really hard to do exercising. It is totally work, and I cannot raise my heart rate.
  • Sometimes I just want to lay around I'd just rather do that than get sore & sweaty. BUT once I get going mamma's GONE! Into the sweat zone and feeling tired and frustrated finally the 10 - 60 minutes are over. I'm so glad I shook off utter laziness and owned it!!! God bless & enjoy better health! Dee

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