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Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas!
Fresh Fitness Ideas from SparkPeople Members
4/17/2014 4:11:14 PM
Nope, still hate to exercise. You can call it "activity", "play time", or whatever, but it bores me to tears and all I can think about is how long is it until I can quit. When I am done, I just want to sleep. There is no runner's high for me, and I have no desire to run a marathon, so setting a goal to complete some contest is not any incentive for me. I don't think there is one for me. I like to read, but I can't concentrate on reading while I exercise. I like to listen to music, but I can't concentrate on music while I am doing something else. I am too uncoordinated for Zumba and I don't like any type of sports. I can't think of anything that I don't just force myself through, so I don't keep up with it. There are people out there who just hate to exercise!
I love all the ideas. I used to hate to workout I still struggle at times but I am doing some kind of workout at least 4 days of week. This has been going on now for 2 months solid. I can say I feel good and I am waiting now for spring so that I can really get my walk and rock climbing on. Since it has been cold I do my walking inside and on warmer days I walk on the balconey of my apartment.
I was given an MP3 player for my birthday around the same time that our local library started allowing (free) audiobook downloads for checkout from their website. Time passes a whole lost faster when I'm running, walking or on the elliptical when I'm concentrating on an audiobook!
I'm one of those hate-to-exercise people too, but I love to walk. I've started doing the virtual walks on the "Where Are YOU Walking To" team. It's helped me discover (at 70!) a competitive side I never knew I had. Gail
Martial arts always made exercise interesting for me. Beating up a karate dummy with a baseball bat is about as good a whole body workout as you can get, and it never gets boring.
11/3/2013 6:08:44 AM
I am physically not able to exercise like most people. I LOVE the water, so the perfect plan of exercise is the pool for me. Treadwater, or mix it up with laps. I can relax and meditate and be happy I am getting some sort of exercise.
I am old and many exercises I cannot do but the dancing intrigues me so I was always going to do it while I would be listening to good music on TV. Guess what? I only did it once in awhile. I do go into town three times a week to do deep water Aqua. I enjoy the other folks there and how I can do the deep water stuff without the pain I endure trying to do exercise on land
I love to walk and my little dog does too,i also have a stationary bike and i also do pushups and i have a portable stair stepper too,it makes me feel great too.
11/2/2013 7:22:04 AM
Glad I am not the only one who runs to the grocery store! My nearest store is a 4 mile round trip, so if I need just 1-2 items I will run to it. Usually have to walk back because I feel awkward running with a sack of groceries. Self-conscious too. Even my hubby thinks I am a little nuts.
Group classes are really motivating. You get to work through wins together, and get support through times you want to give up. For me personally, it is too easy to give in to "tired" when I am by myself.
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