I want to do this!

Exercise regularly

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  • veronicarosell
    veronicarosell Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-12 17:47:16

    Aside from my running goal, I want to get other types of exercise in there for variety and to help keep me from injury. I like boxing and swimming, but boxing is geographically difficult to get to by the time class starts, and swimming takes a lot of time. But, in the grand scheme of things, those are just barriers and excuses to keep me from getting started...so I'll give it a shot!

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    • ligemst
      ligemst Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-18 14:43:58

      @veronicarosell  I just wrote a post on this.  I've been able to be basically serious injury free for 20 1/2 months by listening to my body.  When my body feels overworked and stressed, I do more restorative stuff.

      Maybe set your goals differently in terms of amount of time.  I set a goal of at least 1 minute a day.  Very few days I actually do that little time, but it knowing that every day for the past 567 consecutive days I've accomplished this goal keeps me motivated.

      I have a ton of variety of things that I do to always keep me interested and to keep my body in good condition.

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    • veronicarosell
      veronicarosell Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-19 06:04:58

      @ligemst  Hey there!  The time component is a good key.  I think for the activities I really want to do, there's an inherent time component that makes it a bit difficult to commit.  But yes - starting with activities that don't take a lot of prep/cleanup or travel time will be a good place to start.

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  • tomerirge
    tomerirge Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-13 08:39:45

    Im starting today !!!

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  • FloraW
    FloraW Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-14 07:43:27

    I always had some extra weight, and I feel like now is the time to get in shape. I've wanted to eat healthier, and be more active in general for a long time. I'm looking for ways to force myself to stick to my new diet and exercise plan. Can anybody help and share their motivation tips?

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    • veronicarosell
      veronicarosell Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-15 05:29:00

      @FloraW Hi Flora! I've got motivation troubles. One of the things that's helping at the moment is that I have a friend who's also trying to keep motivation, so we make dates to work out together. She's in a lot better shape than I am, but she doesn't pressure me to go faster and I still get to push myself forward. If I'm on my own, I try to get out the door by thinking about how little time it will actually take in reality and how much better I'll feel afterward. Lowering my resistance to working out doesn't always work, but it's getting better. How about you?

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    • FloraW
      FloraW Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 08:25:28

      @veronicarosell "I try to get out the door by thinking about how little time it will actually take in reality and how much better I'll feel afterward. " so true !
      You are right having a training buddy definitely helps. I am going to ask my sister, luckily we live very close to each other, so that might work. She also could use some motivation.
      What do you do for your workouts? Do you also run? I think running can be a great alternative to other workouts.

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    • ligemst
      ligemst Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 14:51:27

      @FloraW  This is a journey, really.  Focus on getting your blood flowing every day, whether it be through exercise, movement, or something that helps stimulates better blood flow in your body.  Sometimes it may be an intense workout.  Other days it might be restorative work or injury prevention work.  Or sometimes it's an easy workout or movement of some type.  Listen to your body and it will tell you whether what you are doing is okay for today or not.

      In terms of diet, what has worked for me is to NOT be on a diet.  I basically eat anything I want, but I do listen to whether my body is telling me it's okay to eat something or not and how much.  When my body says it's had enough food, I stop usually.

      Or, if my body feels awful eating something, then I don't eat or drink it.  Food is pleasurable but there has to be a balance.  

      However, I do cook on a regular basis and make many of my meals from scratch using single ingredient items that haven't been processed.  Well, usually.  I cook with a lot of proteins, veggies, nuts, limit grains, some dairy, good fats, limited legumes, fruit, herbs, spices, etc.

      For me, I try to buy as little processed stuff as possible and I have learned to make delicious meals out of simple ingredients.  I have an array of fresh/dried herbs, spices, etc that I use to make my own seasoning mixes.  I don't buy store bought mixes or seasonings as they contain things I don't like in them to preserve them.

      Plus, my husband and children love the variety of meals I make them, which are a host of dishes from around the world.  Learning to cook from simple, whole ingredients is a valuable tool in eating healthy.  That would be my one thing to recommend in terms of diet:  Eat whole foods, not processed stuffed.

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    • veronicarosell
      veronicarosell Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-19 06:10:56

      @FloraW Right now I mostly run - it's easiest to get out the door for me!  When I'm looking for something else to do, I have a good yoga mat and do some yoga in my living room.  I also have the Nike+ training app, which is great because it's got some good difficult workouts to do without equipment.  My next goals are to pick swimming and boxing back up - I did both of those along with running for a long time previously, and I was in the best shape of my life!  What's your main workout currently?

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    • ExplorerSoul
      ExplorerSoul 0 cheers 2017-03-30 04:47:55

      @FloraW What I found helpful when I was trying to exercise more regularly was to make the goal small, not too specific, but still structured. I aimed for a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise per day, five out of seven days (days can be whenever you choose).

      I don't know if you enjoy DVDs or YouTube, but there are many that focus on 10-minute workouts. What I found was that you often end up doing more than 10 minutes but on those days when you have less energy or motivation, you can still accomplish your goal. And variety. I found myself trying a lot more than I did before and it kept it interesting.

      If you are consistent with it, before you know it, you will be more active and generally healthier.

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  • supreme
    supreme Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-14 13:29:30

    On one hand I can say that I'm quite fit by nature's way and also it's because I have been dancing all my life, but now that I am closer to my 30’s I feel as though I need to do more physical exercise. I have always been amazed by people who run on a daily base but I was never really into running. I did try to run a couple of times and I couldn't make it more than 10 minutes but I would like to start to run regularly, work on my stamina and get stronger.

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  • dianalima
    dianalima Done 1 cheers 2017-02-15 03:40:48

    Who started?

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  • supreme
    supreme Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-16 05:03:53

    So here I go. I downloaded the app, chose the running program for beginners and I am starting today.

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  • VikyPrecious
    VikyPrecious Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-16 08:58:07

    Yesterday I did this workout. It's Insane. My whole body is sore. Check it out.
    https://youtu.be/ZJ8Zdj0OPMI?list=PLAuWaJivWZdpgkLF5rTYseABr7HkUvodi

    Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack Abs Workout- Level 1
    Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack Abs Workout- Level 1 is a fierce fat-blasting abdominal workout that employs a sure-fire combination of core-focused cardio...
    YouTube
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  • ligemst
    ligemst Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-17 02:15:16

    I'm taking a weekly self-defense class. This is my third 8-week session. Loving this class. It's a small class. Learning so much and I feel better that I am learning how to physically defend myself, since I go on walks all the time alone.

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  • supreme
    supreme Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-17 07:36:43

    Just got back after running, that wasn't too hard in the beginning, I like that I have to run 3 min and then walk for a 3 min so I have a time to rest and also it's nice that even when I was getting tired, my inner voice was shouting at me ‘come on it's just 3 minutes you can do it!!’ so in the end, my training is not so hard and still I'm exercising 40 min in total. Maybe after 20 min I'm getting tired and having some pain in my chest, also, no selfies when I run! Too red in the face! How do all those ‘gym girls’ really look so good?!

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