How Did you Find the Passion to Exercise on a Regular Basis?

TJFox
on 8/27/20 8:16 am, edited 8/27/20 1:17 am

I will have to look into the bike. I saw one advertised somewhere that looked like it would make exercising more fun due to the programming and I even wrote down the name and now I can't find it.

I am a little shy about swimming in public places but I have to overcome my excuses for not exercising.

Thanks for your well wishes!

hollykim
on 8/25/20 9:22 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On August 24, 2020 at 10:49 PM Pacific Time, TJFox wrote:

I have no passion for exercising at all. I really have to push myself to take long walks and that's about all I do. Today I pushed myself to walk two miles in the rain but that is only because my sister guilted me into walking with her. I even have a nice treadmill that I haven't used in forever. But I read posts from others on here who have had WLS and they are running, doing Yoga, teaching Zumba classes, becoming certified fitness instructors and even doing triathlons! I am so in awe. I really want to love to exercise because I know I need to but the drive and passion just isn't there. If you exercise on a regular basis, how did you find the want and drive to do so?

unfortunately, I never found the passion for exercise either.

at 65 years old, I am pretty sure its not going to happen.
while I know exercise is good for one and I walk the dog every day, I still lost 122# after WLS and have maintained that loss for 10 years. Just saying.

 


          

 

TJFox
on 8/27/20 8:19 am

Congratulations on maintaining your weight loss for 10 years!

* Nicole *
on 8/25/20 9:57 am

The biggest thing is finding something you enjoy and works for your body.

Treadmill, biking, walking all bores the daylights out of me and I get very little from it. I also walk 5 miles a day on average between barn chores and my job.

But swimming, powerlifting, HIIT and yoga for destressing are what I do and enjoy it.

May have to look into many different things to see what makea you tick

DS Aug 15th,2005 @ goal, living life and loving it.

"An Arabian will take care of its owner as no other horse will, for it has not only been raised to physical perfection, but has been instilled with a spirit of loyalty unparalleled by that of any other breed."

TJFox
on 8/27/20 12:37 pm

Thank you Nicole. I am doing exactly that...looking into different exercise options. I don't mind the walking. It is just pushing myself to start. I don't know what HllT is. I will look it up.

* Nicole *
on 8/29/20 12:20 pm

Its High Intensity Interval Training.

Works great esp if short on time. You can get a hell of a workout in under 30 min.

DS Aug 15th,2005 @ goal, living life and loving it.

"An Arabian will take care of its owner as no other horse will, for it has not only been raised to physical perfection, but has been instilled with a spirit of loyalty unparalleled by that of any other breed."

dcbrown3
on 8/25/20 11:23 am

I'm 8 weeks post surgery as of yesterday. I was cleared for full exercise 2 weeks ago. I had the passion to exercise before surgery, but never truly saw the results because i couldn't get the weight off and i'd get discouraged. I enjoy weight lifting the most and only being back to it for 2 weeks i'm seeing results. I've also started a coach 2 5k program. I go to a boxing gym and I've given myself the goal of being in good enough shape by this time next year. It's giving me something else to focus on and train for. We can all help motivate each other, but it comes down to each of us internally to find the drive. I would say try and start a routine for a week or 2 and hopefully you'll start to feel the results from your efforts and want to continue.

TJFox
on 8/27/20 3:01 pm

Boy do I feel like a slacker. You are only 8 weeks out and already exercising. That is inspiring! I think a routine for me is the answer and feeling and seeing results would motivate me to keep going. You are right, it does come down to each of us personally to find a way to push forward with exercise.

dcbrown3
on 8/31/20 4:31 am

Thank you. Yeah the moment I was cleared I was back in the gym. I've always enjoyed lifting weights though and was missing it with not being able to workout during recovery. A routine would be a big help and once you see and feel the results it will push you to keep going. Try to find something you enjoy to start with, that way you'll be more likely to stick with it.

catwoman7
on 8/25/20 12:37 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I only look forward to doing what I like doing (I hate doing weights - I have to force myself to do them and don't do them frequently enough...). I do like water fitness classes - esp Aqua Zumba - but that's on hold due to the pandemic. So earlier this summer, I bought myself a used bike because I remember loving riding my bike when I was a kid. Guess what? At age 60, I still love it! It doesn't seem like exercise to me. Too bad I wasted DECADES not biking!!!

so the others are right - it's way easier when you find something you actually like doing. Just try different activities until you find a couple you like...or at least don't hate!

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