What are ways to start enjoying working out?

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  1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image60
    FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years ago

    I need to find ways to work out that will get me excited? Any ideals? Need help here. Also Please look at my blog I am documenting my diet day by day. Maybe we can give each other ideals and help each other with dieting!


    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Stop looking.  There's no such thing.  I have 2 artificial knees and a hip.  I have to do certain exercises every day.  You're on the right track whether you know it or not.  The very fact that you have a hub documenting the process shows you're committed.  That's a great first, second or third step.  I use music or a movie I watch in stallments while I toil.  The time flies by.  Music works exceptionally well is you pick a song with a beat/pace you can match.  Hang in there.  You're gonna make it.

    2. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just do it and keep doing it and you'll find that out for yourself.

    3. LeslieAdrienne profile image72
      LeslieAdrienneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Make a list of all of the things that can happen to you because you DON'T workout.....post it on the mirror in the bathroom, the refrigerator , the TV screen and on the dashboard of your car.....

      Talk to yourself....tell yourself that you are stronger than the urge skip the workout

      Motivate yourself by remembering that a successful chronicle of your diet will have to include a successful consistent workout chronicle.

      I hope that this helps.....

      At the least Google some support groups in your area....they will help motivate you and you'll find some new friends along the way big_smile

    4. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      just put on some good music and start rockin' out. then when you get jazzed, get on your bike and start riding around the neighborhood.

    5. weeyo profile image61
      weeyoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have struggled with trying to remain motivated to exercise for most of my weight loss journey.  It's not that I don't like the exercise, it's just some days I'm downright unmotivated!  I've learned that, for me, I have to exercise first thing every morning, but I alternate they type of cardio I get--some days it's treadmill, some days I hop on the bike and I've done P90X a few times as well.  You can check out my story at http://hubpages.com/hub/Wellness-is-a-P … Experience Good luck to you!

    6. warchild75 profile image53
      warchild75posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Working out with a friend always worked for me

  2. Arthur Fontes profile image78
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    I do not believe in diets. I have lost weight by changing my lifestyle permanantly there is no short term fix it must be permanent changes in the way you look at food and nutrition.  I wish you luck hope you hit your goals.

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image60
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree its just that this transition for me is kinda like a diet for my lifestyle. I truly want to change the way I eat and think of food! I have lost weight in the past 80lbs and gained it all back so this time I want to do it the right way and stay healthy for the rest of my life! Thanks for the post.

  3. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    MUSIC!! I love music. I make playlists for working out, and I want to work out so I can listen to them smile

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image60
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good ideal! Thanks need to buy an ipod or something that I can take on the go! Thanks!

      1. profile image0
        cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        iPod 5G nano, definitely. i have one and i love it. it also has a pedometer. make sure you get an armband for it. it also has space for the Nike reciever. only 29 bucks at the apple store. the sound quality is amazing. good luck.

      2. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
        greeneyesH1982posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        try this.. get up everyday make sure you have some sort of headphones for music and just go run even if you dont feel like it.. you will be glad you did and you can reward yourself with something healthy when you get back.. do this everyday like I said even if you dont feel like it but the feeling of coming home refreshed with some fresh air and plopping down, you know youve done something very good for yourself and you will feel more motivated just by doing so... if you prefer instead of running do a really faced paced or jog instead... sometimes having a partner who does the same thing is goo they can help on the days you dont feel like going.. maybe a neighbor or nearby friend or something.. hope that helps smile

  4. Arthur Fontes profile image78
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    There are tons of hubs that might help you right here on hubpages. Many experts in the fields you asked about. You have joined the right site to help with your goals. I hope to see updates on your progress.

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image60
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      thanks so much you can follow my progress right here on hub. Will be posting daily. Thanks!

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    You can dance hehe, and good lovemaking, exercise and a complete change in lifestyle too

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image60
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol great ! Thanks

  6. Gregg Biancci profile image60
    Gregg Biancciposted 13 years ago

    If you're goal oriented like I am then setting a major goal can be really helpful - also, I find it helpful to then take that major goal and break it up into a bunch of more manageable smaller goals.

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image60
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Gregg! I am setting some big goals so I am heading in the right direction and not afraid to break up my goals to make it more manageable and less over whelming!  Thanks

  7. Karina S. profile image59
    Karina S.posted 13 years ago

    Your favorite music

  8. christy scalia profile image60
    christy scaliaposted 13 years ago

    It helps to make yourself know you know you have to do this. Have a friend that is willing to help you work out. I have posted a hub on a quick way to drop pounds. It will jump start you. Then its up to you to keep it up. Good luck!

  9. Mama Sez profile image64
    Mama Sezposted 13 years ago

    Hi Fred, Find a gym buddy or someone to accompany you during morning walks.  You might need somebody to motivate you to keep going especially during times you want to give up your goal.

  10. shareitt profile image59
    shareittposted 13 years ago

    Don't forget too look good when you're out for that walk/run-exercising. Baggy sweats, a rundown tee will do just that,  make you feel rundown...invest in yourself you are worth it!  Look hip and shave some pounds off those... well... hips ;>

  11. dan91123 profile image53
    dan91123posted 13 years ago

    Find a really solid program that you have faith will get you results with hard work. The excitement about the gains you will make, coupled with the happiness of seeing the gains you are making in the mirror should be all the fun you need.

  12. tal g mel profile image60
    tal g melposted 13 years ago

    I like walking ..

  13. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 13 years ago

    Unfortunately Nike aren't telling lies when they say, Just do it. Motivationally though, an mp3 player with the right music on it and you're away. smile

  14. yenajeon profile image74
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Set a fun goal with a present. For example: If you commit to go to the gym 3 times a week and you follow your gym plan for 2 months, reward yourself with something you really want.

  15. aliceone profile image60
    aliceoneposted 13 years ago

    Find something you are interested in learning or already enjoy doing. If nothing else, work your exercise into something you have to do anyway, like cleaning the house or going out for groceries.

    Every person is different. Some people like a social aspect. Some like a challenge. Some prefer a sport to a class or session at the gym. Try a bunch of different things and see what you like.

    If you hate going out, there are numerous tapes and videos available for use at home. If you need company but have no one interested, most communities have running clubs, mall walkers, community-based programs where members meet for low-cost sessions.

  16. bestweightlosspla profile image59
    bestweightlossplaposted 13 years ago

    make a list of something you like, music definitely helps for me, when i work out i listen to the eye of the tiger LOL

  17. Suzie Parker profile image61
    Suzie Parkerposted 12 years ago

    If you do activities that you actually enjoy, you will be much more motivated to do them and you will start to lose weight and get in shape.

    Fun music can help you to enjoy your workouts more. A gym class can also make exercise more exciting.

    If you don't like to exercise, here is a number of fun things that will help you to get moving and lose weight:

    *Walk your dog
    *Take ballroom dance classes
    *Take up a team sport
    *Do things like playing tennis
    *Take up hiking
    *Go swimming or take your bike for a spin

  18. Sunny_S profile image61
    Sunny_Sposted 12 years ago

    Results tend to help smile

  19. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 12 years ago

    Give your spouse, friend or family member a 5 pound sledge hammer and tell them, demand from them that they make you a solemn promise that concerns your health, your very life:  make them promise to pound your computer into absolute shrapnel if you skip your work out.  You have to find someone you trust to do it though, otherwise they'll back out and won't do it. If you think they will give you a pass if you whine long enough, that's not a person you can trust.  Commitment comes from, well, making a commitment.

    (If you don't value your computer that much, then pick your stereo or giant screen tv, or PS3... etc.)

  20. Flightkeeper profile image66
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    I think loading your mp3 player with some good workout songs really helps and it's good to mix up your workout routine so that it's not boring.

    1. Sunny_S profile image61
      Sunny_Sposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yup i tend to use that as well

  21. deweyduck profile image60
    deweyduckposted 12 years ago

    Just start with very simple things first.  For example walking on the treadmill and very light resistance weights.  Overtime, if you're consistent over a few weeks and months, gradually start increasing speed on the treadmill and resistance for weights. 

    Oh and have your ipod with you. The music sometimes makes you forget you're exercising, at least for me it occasionally does.  You get so into the music that you forget your doing squats or something and do too many.

    Hope that helps!


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