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Do What Rocks Your Boat



I've realised over time that we are not all walkers, swimmers, cyclists and FORCING yourself to do a form of exercise coz someone else excels at it, or because you feel you HAVE TO DO SOMETHING is not the way to go.
Find something you ENJOY - you're far more likely to stick with it!

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  • emoticon emoticon - by MAYBER
  • Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • CD4063008
    You have to move. Our bodies are not made to be sedentary.
    Love it or not. - by CD4063008
  • I agree on never finding an exercise I like. I used to like bicycling. But balance is too iffy to feel safe. Indoor cycling is boooooring as well as uncomfortable. Walking is painful. Oxycise is the only thing I have found that doesn't hurt. But that is boring too. I didn't grow up thinking exercise was a necessary thing. It's hard to start at 75. - by SUNSHINE65
  • CD15160758
    emoticon , but how do you pick something you like to do when you don't like anything that would be classified as exercise. I don't like walking, riding a bike, jogging, running, lifting weights, swimming, Jumping, hiking or sports. I have come to the conclusion that I will never like exercise but I will have to do it anyway. Even as a child I was not much on physical activity. Reading, watching movies and computer activity is what I really like doing, but those don't help with your health. - by CD15160758
  • My favorite form of exercise is swimming but I live in the Northeast and it is mostly cold. I love most forms of exercise but have extreme problems staying motivated and consistent about doing anything. I am very active and have a lot on my plate. work FT, have PT job, and working on another graduate degree. I would love to be able to fit exercise classes into my schedule...but it is not now. - by STATS2332
  • RENEETC1 you are adorable!!
    Nothing like getting a splash of honesty for the new year.
    Will you be my friend? - by DJHUMPHREY
  • I exercise because I have to, not because I want to, and I don't expect it to change. The activities I enjoy are reading, playing the piano and singing. If I could find another activity I would enjoy I would do it, but I can't. I've tried them all. I look on exercise the same way I look on cleaning the house. I have to do it, but I don't like it. emoticon - by RENEETC1

    emoticon emoticon - by PATRICIA-CR
    I agree, and I try new things to see if I like them. - by VAINVT
  • emoticon emoticon - by DELLMEL
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • CD8643915
    Changing our routine keeps it interesting so that we don't give up! emoticon - by CD8643915
  • emoticon emoticon emoticon CAZ....SO proud of you and I agree with this 110% - by GABY1948
  • Thanks for sharing. This is so very true. - by AMBER461
  • emoticon yes! - by TIMETOGETGOING
  • Indeed! emoticon - by PROPMAN1
    emoticon emoticon - by HIGHNOON
  • CD13361234
    Very true! - by CD13361234
    Thanks for sharing this insight. - by BANNERMAN
  • Yes I agree very much. - by DELLMEL
  • so, so, so true! emoticon - by HEALTHYSLIM2
  • WE WALK ALOT AND I do water aerobics. - by MISSILENE
  • CD14034154
    Thank you, for your input. I agree with everything you said, and it makes perfect sense!!! It's nice to see someone put it in writing!!! emoticon
    emoticon - by CD14034154
  • CD5788525
    I agree with you totally! I love walking and aerobics-both water and gym. - by CD5788525
  • This is so true!

    emoticon - by LCOLANGELO0803
  • So true. I love to get outside and walk or work in the yard. the weather this summer has been so dreary that it is truly demotivating me. - by SKYVALLEYGAL
  • i get bored easily...i switch it up often - by CECELW
  • I agree.. emoticon - by TRYINGHARD54
  • BDEE2000
    Very true. Right now I love walking and dancing - by BDEE2000
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Yay verily! I just need to find such a thing. My boat is listing and about to swamp! Your comments are really encouraging. Thanks. - by PAMELALANDIS
  • I agree with you. I know I have to keep changing it up and keep it fresh :) emoticon - by JUST_TRI_IT
  • This is so true!!! emoticon - by JLEACH204
  • OH YES!! I learned this lesson from you and am grateful for it ((XX)) Good that you shared it emoticon - by AKELAZ
  • yes!! i could not agree more!

    emoticon - by HONNEE1

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