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Reason's I Don't Exercise

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I don't complete my exercise goals because I give other activities a higher priority. i usually think tomorrow will be a better day to start or restart to exercise. Light bulb moment: Completing spark people activities is pointing out my most significant problem on this journey to a healthier life. It is procrastination. I would appreciate any suggestions to help with this issue. emoticon
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    Try brief but intense. Tabata springs to mind.
    1598 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    you wrote on my blog.... Your blog was inspirational. I am starting over again today and know I have to focus on the steps you shared.....

    My reply: Thank you, hugs and please re-read it... I just completed the blog emoticon


    1599 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268

    lets start with 20 minutes at 3 times per week... we can DO this together :)
    1599 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15857413
    When I give other activities a higher priority over exercise, it's because the exercise I have to do don't interest me. Finding something that's more like fun and play, makes a difference. Good luck!
    1680 days ago
    Set smaller exercise goals before trying to work up to something big. Doing 5 minutes of exercise for every 20 minutes I sit at my desk, helps keep me on track. That can be doing a routine of 1 min or chair squats (just sitting down and getting back up), 1 minute of push-ups (including using wall pushups, knee pushups, or full pushups depending on how strong I am), 1 min of planks (on hands, arms, knees, etc), 1 minute of wall sits and 1 minute of stretches. Do that twice a day and - BOOM! you have at least 10 minutes a day of exercise. Add in a 10 minute walk around the block after dinner and you are on the way to establishing a healthy habit rather than something that burdens your schedule.
    1724 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1329215
    We've all been there more than we care to admit. You made the first major step: you admitted it and now are open for suggestions. That's challenging to do. Awesome job!

    Have you heard of Fitbit.com? In February, my best friend who is a fitness instructor, suggested that I research Fitbit just to see if that could be the motivation I had been missing. Sure, I had the everyday motivation of soreness, limitations and excuses to recognize I needed to get well. So I ordered one for the challenge to compare it to my efforts gone by.

    It arrived, I synced it with Sparkpeople and then I ARRIVED! What I mean by that is: the real me who wanted to be healthy in all aspects not just the numbers on the scale or a new wardrobe emerged. From February 17th to September 28th I lost 24 lbs. That is the most I've ever lost in my adult life especially within 7 months! I even signed up for a half marathon. I'd never thought I'd do that. On October 26th I completed my first half marathon with a time of 5 hrs, 31 min and 2 sec. And that was just walking. Now I am starting my training again to get a better time next year. I walked 13.1 miles which equals between 33,000-35,000 steps at one time.

    To be honest, I had a set back from 2 weeks before the marathon and up to this week after the marathon. I now recognize the mind games that go on with a feat like this: I allowed myself to load up on carbohydrates before race day then I become sedentary because I thought I should rest after race day. I gained 10.4 lbs back because of this set back.

    So, next year will be different and I say that if I didn't have God, my support team and my Fitbit I wouldn't be challenged to get healthy.

    Hope this helps. Give Thanks to Him this happy season.
    2449 days ago
    You have your priorities!
    2449 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    emoticon I suffer from that too, but I set a time or make an appointment when I'm going to exercise and then I keep it. Maybe that would help you too. emoticon
    2449 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2013 1:08:22 PM
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