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To Workout or Not to Workout

  1. lanealanea profile image61
    lanealaneaposted 7 years ago

    What will get you to workout and what will not work

    1. Daniel Carter profile image76
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Overwhelming stress, discouragement, depression, limited time are the things that keep me from working out. And I had my share of each of them in 2010. But that year is dead. YAY!! New year, new life.

      However, the really only effective way I've learned to workout isn't even about being committed and seting goals, it's about having fun doing it and enjoying the process of watching and feeling all the good things that happen as I do it consistently. Goals, however, do help in refining what I'm really trying to achieve.

      That's where the real joy and fun of being healthy come from for me.

      1. lanealanea profile image61
        lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow Great!

    2. rcrm89 profile image60
      rcrm89posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What will: Having a goal in mind with what I want to achieve from training.

      What won't: Having no goals or direction with training

    3. profile image65
      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The promise of wild sex usually gets me to do just about anything! smile

    4. Scoutruth profile image57
      Scoutruthposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I find that my blue jeans can be my worst enemy and my best friend at times... we both have issues and when my Blue Jeans have the clearer head in our discussions, I sigh with contempt and hit the treadmill. smile

    5. Shaving for Men profile image60
      Shaving for Menposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, We are all time pressed, but at the end of the day - 20 mins a day can get amazing results. It is just about taking action.
      I decided that I was getting a mid-life gut - so time for action. I get up 30 mins earlier and do some basic military workout style exercises.

    6. Mikeydoes profile image78
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My thing is to just do what I like and don't over do it. If I spend way too much time in there, I'll not want to go back.

      Just eat less and spend an hour in the gym doing what you like, and do then some cardio, whatever you like the most. Sprints, treadmill, elliptical, Bike, you name it, choose one and do it at your own pace.

      At least stretch every day!

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      louisweiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

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  2. Rafini profile image91
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    What will get me to workout is having my back and hips back in alignment - and staying there!  For the past 2 years every time I exercise I throw out my back and hips again, so now I've decided to wait!  (even a neighborhood walk would do me in lol)

    What will keep me exercising once I start, will be habit along with the desire to be healthy.

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ooh yikes yes. I only workout with 4 pound dumbells to protect my neck and yet I can play aggressive tennis. So, smart to listen to your body. If I were you and as I do for myself if I take time off of exercise for a while is to always focus on your core so that anything you do in time later is stabilized. :-)

      1. lanealanea profile image61
        lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think I meant to say aligned not stabilized. :-)

        1. Rafini profile image91
          Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          smile  it took a few tries before I understood - wait for the body to be ready!! lol

  3. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    A recent picture I saw of my a$$ has got me working out more (don't ask)!

    I was shocked to see how flabby my once perky buns have gotten! So now I'm doing more jogging and work outs at home.

    I've been doing squats and small weights. I have a complete bar cage for chin ups and other exercises (however the pest control guy that comes by once a week gives me a funny look when he sees it.) big_smile

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Funny! You can do it!

  4. profile image0
    Fly Doveposted 7 years ago

    I began to realize the importance of "working out"; my body & mind required that kind of attention plus, it's important to be healthy  and toned, it's worth it!.... lol

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree. Do you know even though I workout all the time for a living even that like everyone their are months I just slow down, busy distracted by something or another; that I get not out of shape really but lazy to walk to the room twice to turn on the light  or get up from the tv when I already sat down for the day etc. But once again, soon as I started up just one week later working out doing some small amount of cardio, I run to turn on the light and I jump off the couch. I noticed that the most last night. :-)

  5. b4murray profile image60
    b4murrayposted 7 years ago

    The thought of being in a bikini this summer is enough to get me to work out.

  6. chirls profile image87
    chirlsposted 7 years ago

    What pushes me to do more exercise is the great feeling I get afterwards! I'm much less grouchy if I've been exercising. That, and my clothes getting too tight!

    What makes me not want to workout is my tiny apartment. There's no space to work out in here and it's too cold to do much outside, apart from walking the dog. Luckily I will be moving into a bigger place soon and hopefully will also be getting a treadmill. smile

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Heh, if you have a tv and dvd player they have now amazing total body workouts that you can do in 15 minutes and if its too easy for you then you can do it twice a day. I do that now its my favorite

      1. chirls profile image87
        chirlsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I like those too! I have a couple of workouts that I do on Exercise TV on Comcast. I guess I need to get in the habit of doing them more often.

  7. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    music always helps you workout

  8. GmaGoldie profile image79
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    I like to track my resting heart rate - when I see it rising I know I have been slacking off.  I have learned that when I feel my best, I have a lower resting heart rate.

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense. May I ask you please, do you work out? I have being participating in physical exercise since I was about 2 1/2 years old 3 and so I ask you because it is interesting to me.

  9. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    There is only one answer to that question... WORK OUT!

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thats funny, but some have never worked out so, I still want to know from them

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    Precious Williamsposted 7 years ago

    Apathy and fybromyalgia stop me from working out.  I do so one day when the pain is in check and then I have a bad day and don't do anything for a month.  I annoy myself no end.

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing. I care to hear about that. :-)

  11. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I plan to work off my winter weight by doing a lot of walking in the spring. I am also tempted to buy another bike, and really get into shape. I need to do something before summer, as I have a friend who wants to photograph me for a possible calendar spot.

    It will also help me fit into the buttload of jeans that I have that I can no longer wear. I'd hate to have to buy new ones when I have so many already.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ..r u sure u wanna refer to them there jeans as a 'buttload'?  big_smile

      1. brimancandy profile image80
        brimancandyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, considering that I can't wear them, maybe I should call them a huge waste of money that I could have spent on something else. Buttload is just a lot shorter. But, I'm not at the wideload stage yet. LOL!

  12. euneakme profile image58
    euneakmeposted 7 years ago

    Knowing that at age 39 everything stays lifted and nothing sags and I add more years to my life so I am looking younger and younger.Backpains are gone and I can sit straight up at almost 40 motivates me to workout. Having surgery makes me not workout!

    1. lanealanea profile image61
      lanealaneaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great job Euneakme

  13. CARIBQUEEN profile image73
    CARIBQUEENposted 7 years ago

    You have to be determined when you want to exercise. Do not procrastinate. Sometimes you are tired and overworked and your body just can't make it - that's O.K. Rest for a day or two. Get complete night rest as your body will be re-energised. Then get up and set time frames for yourself on exercising. Either in the morning or on evenings. Don't overdo - you can start for half an hour and increase as your body gets accustomed to the movements. Do not allow lazy thoughts to enter your head - that's a no-no. Invite a friend to walk with you, to use the treadmill with you, to do some stretching exercises with you. It is not everyday you may feel in the mood to exercise - do not beat up on yourself. Take your time but do not get discouraged. It takes time to get in groove. But please try to move your body and stay fit and healthy.

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  15. Chris Fry profile image58
    Chris Fryposted 6 years ago

    For me it would be internal motivation - wanting to continually improve my physical fitness and elements of strength by outperforming my previous scores.

  16. Woman Of Courage profile image60
    Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago

    I keep myself motivated when thinking about how exercising is important to my overall health and how good it makes me feel afterwards.

  17. healthyfitfamily profile image59
    healthyfitfamilyposted 6 years ago

    Only thing that will really get one to workout is oneself. I have had so many clients who found fitness for whatever reason. I have also met people who have been told by doctors to stop smoking and start exercising or they will accelerate their existing health problems.

    Having said that, workouts should be (1) fun and (2)promote health. That'll keep you working out once you decide to start.

  18. healthystream profile image56
    healthystreamposted 6 years ago

    Workout is one way to keep you motivated to keep your body shape fit and healthy, and it is fun. I like to do treadmills and biking which I'm currently working on to build muscles in my body.