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Need Exercise, Need Motivation

By: Classic_Reader
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Date: Feb 08, 2013
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I really need to get back to the gym. I felt better when I was exercising. I know how much good exercising can do.

Back when I was going I went for about 2 hours. I think pehpaps this is for too long. I would work all day, go to the gym then sometimes, a doctors appointment or church.

Right now I am just too tired, for one thing, to go for that length of time. I think I need to go for a half hour to start back up. Then maybe an hour. Problem with that it takes longer to see results that way. At least physical results.

Then, I get frustrated because of medication. When I was going to the gym I only lost 7 lbs in about 5 months. I feel like as far as the weight loss is concerend I was going just to mantain my weight. Perhaps that's better than gaining though. I am on different medication now too so maybe I'd be able to lose more now. Then again if I am not going for as long - I may not.

Exercising really improves my mood and also self esteem, even when I don't lose the weight - I feel better about myself.

I have a total lack of motivation to do this. I know it needs to be done however. I guess I have to drag myself there kicking and screaming, if that's what it takes. After a while it should get easier. I'll try to get back there this week.



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From: Yirah
February 10, 2013, 12:27 pm

 Hey take it slow at first. Everything counts, right? :)



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February 8, 2013, 6:32 pm

I hear you  on this lack of motivation to get back exercising. I am in a slump myself. I was doing a good job before... keeping up with my regular exercising regime.

There's a simple quote that I found online that says this...

"If you are tired of starting over stop giving up!" ~  by unknown

The mental negative thoughts get me procrastinating like crazy but at the same time making me want to eat every unhealthy food out there. So it's a battle to be watchful what I am consuming but on the other hand the negative thoughts giving me excuses why I shouldn't work out.

I guess, the best way is to "not" think about exercising and actually just get started with something. I'm going to get on the treadmill and do a brisk walk for however long I feel like it. It's a start anyways.

I hope you can dig deep and find that motivation you are seeking... just get started without any further thought about it. Just get doing it! =)

I will.  I hope you will to dear tribe member.

(((A tribe "hug" for you!))) Just get started...



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February 8, 2013, 6:31 pm

 amen to that, exercise is one of those things you always want to/feel like you should do, but there seems to usually be a mental block that stops you from initiating it. you're right though, it'll definitely get easier as you ease back into it. and being able to go exercise for two hours is a really impressive feat, so you don't need to feel like that's where you need to be right off the bat. start slow and work your way up like you said. you can do it, you just have to get past the start. good luck!



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