I've totally fallen off the exercise wagon and have been such a lump the past month. Where I'm terrified of gaining weight back after successfully working hard on exercise and vegan diet and losing 11 pounds last summer (I can get back into my old jeans again!) it's not enough to match my intense hatred of exercising. I try to frighten myself about the weight gain (gained a couple pounds back) but I'm not budging.
What do you do to get going again? Please someone kick me in the butt! lol! ; ) Thank you!
I hear ya! For me it's making the commitment to myself. I have fallen off the wagon, just in the past 2 weeks after getting very sick. And after only 2 weeks, I find it hard to get back into my daily routine. Once I get it in my head I am doing the hard work for myself, in the midst of everything else swirling around in life, it really feels great. Finding a workout that I LOVE, yes I used the "L" word, is life changing for sure. These are the first workouts that have totally transformed my body and my relationship with exercise. I have never been a fan of the gym or monotonous exercise. After finding out I had high cholesterol, the doctor recommended I amp up my workouts. Now I do these DVDs by theFIRM. They are so much fun, fast paced, and never boring. They are always a challenge. My advice to you would be to try out some clasess or DVDs and see if you can find something you enjoy that also gives you great results.
This has totally made me feel better and has just helped me "shake my tail feather" :) I have felt the same and ALSOfeel like I can eat ANYTHING! ( Vegan of course) but just because its vegan does not mean its low cal or great for you. I joined a Nike run club. They meet every wed, so today I start again. I stepped on a scale last night and gained 7 lbs! Something has got to change... I hope :) If you want you can always e mail me and ill try to motivate :)
I love plain old walking. I don't have to psyche myself up for it cuz it's easy. I read my kindle while walking on the treadmill and the time flies by. Maybe if you start with something as easy as walking for an hour it will be easy to get back into it. I don't walk for speed at all either so it's completely unintimidating but i find that after a few minutes i naturally want to speed up and sweat a little.
change up your workouts. try a class one night, then run outside the next, or do a workout video at home. do some interval training if possible. do you have a dog? make it a daily routine to get both of your walks in. the pooch will love you for it and will be begging for it, which will give you motivation.
I've had a gym pass to an all ladies gym for 4 years--but had my attendance been consistent the entire time? NO! It wasn't until last year that I started to go consistently twice a week, whether I wanted to or not. Regardless of my sentiments prior to the gym, I ALWAYS felt awesome afterwards! I realized my biggest challenge with the gym was getting my ass through the front door.
I'm 34 now and I've battled many health issues but I always triumphed because I had the gusto to work my body and fuel it with good vegan cooking. My body is not perfect but it sure feels close to it after a good sesh at the gym-o.
i actually loathe working out. *lol* but i do it 7 days a week. my motivation is getting into my skinny jeans and staying there! I have had times when I just didn't want to do it. And I didn't. I lost 65 pds. and then the following year I had a baby. So it was back to square one. I do DVD's at home. This way I have no excuse. It never rains in my living room. *lol* I usually workout to Jillian Michaels. Her 30 day shred video is awesome. It literally shaped my body and I lost the weight in 8 weeks. I also workout to Sharon Mann. Her The Works DVD series is awesome and has over 1000 combinations so that you never get bored. Right now I'm doing The Insanity Workout series by Shaun T. It is the hardest workout I've ever done in my life but I'm seeing changes already and it's only been 3 weeks.
I started playing tennis with girl friends about three years ago and am totally addicted! We play about three times per week and burn probably 400-500 cal. per hour. It's great for beginners on up due to the stop/start nature of the sport. Your heart rate can go really high then you get a moment to catch your breath before the next point. It also helps having a "team" of girls accountable to every week. Good luck!
Its not so much important what you do as much as how you make it a routine. Everyone enjoys different things, some like gym style machines, some like yoga, pilates, kickboxing, jazzersize, running, whatever it is make it a fixed routine with high priority. I used to exercise constanlty as part of a team but now it seems like such a chore and i realized that I rarely do it. What got me back on the wagon was packing a gym bag and going to the gym on the way home from work no matter what. I do different things once i am there, whatever im in the mood for, but i DO SOMETHING. everyday. the key is packing a bag the night before and making sure i have everything i need.