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Offline Larissa

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #135 on: July 08, 2013, 08:54:20 AM »
LOL, well *wanting* to exercise every day & actually doing it are two different things, of course.  I exercised Saturday, but only *wanted* to yesterday & today.  Totally slept through my 6 a.m. alarm this morning (though apparently turned it off in my sleep), and woke up with Eric's 7 a.m. alarm, which didn't give me time.  Pffft.  Tomorrow is another day!

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #136 on: July 08, 2013, 05:31:10 PM »
I prefer to exercise in the early morning, but with having to be at work at 6 and not being a morning person I have resorted to going to the gym after work which I hate.  That being said, I made it there today.  Hopefully I can keep up my motivation but I just get so darn tired by the time I've stood on my feet for 8 hours!

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #137 on: July 08, 2013, 06:29:02 PM »
Weeeell, looks like I am going back to every day Water Aerobics next week. My right hip seems to have healed. It's at 9AM, course I am retired and don't have to worry about work and getting up early.

So here comes the season of wet towels and bathing suits again. You know that Glen - taking me out to eat so much, puts some weight on me too...and goes right on my "hip-pie's".....so far I am still loosing, but.....LOL

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #138 on: July 09, 2013, 09:20:01 AM »
Congrats on being healed, Monika!

Kimberly, I'd love to know how a non-morning person gets TO WORK by 6 a.m.  I can barely even get up at 6.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #139 on: July 09, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »
It's called $$$ for food and to pay the rent and bills.  Great motivation... :)
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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #140 on: July 09, 2013, 12:11:37 PM »
LOL, true, but I still feel like roadkill in the morning.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #141 on: July 09, 2013, 01:19:31 PM »
I gave up exercising in the morning. I am just not a morning person. I exercise after I get home from work. It's just easier and more realistic for me.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #142 on: July 09, 2013, 05:24:57 PM »
It called $$$ for food and to pay the rent and bills.  Great motivation... :)


Yup...and the fact that I sleepwalk through the first few hours so my day seems shorter!  :-\

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #143 on: September 09, 2015, 10:27:45 AM »
So I've finally started exercising again, and found some great motivation.  Two motives, in fact.

The first was the bees.  If I want to do this full time, or even if we want to expand the apiary to 20-something hives next spring, I'm going to need to be able to do inspections on my own, which means being able to handle 90-lb deeps by myself.  Only problem is I've never had any upper body strength.

So yesterday, I just finished a 30-day upper body/arm challenge a friend found online.  We did it together. 

The other motive is that as of 3 days ago when we finally bought a decent digital scale (my old analog one was crap), I'm 4 lbs *heavier* than "the heaviest I've ever been.  NOT COOL.  So today, I'm starting this crazy 90-day challenge another friend suggested:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXN66i5o8ag

A coworker/friend is going to do it with me so we can keep each other accountable.  Keep your fingers crossed that I don't kill myself!

Of course, TODAY my back decided it was a stellar day to kick up this cramp I get occasionally, smack in the middle of my spine.  Don't care, I'm starting the workout anyway.  So there, back.  So there.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #144 on: September 22, 2015, 11:34:26 AM »
Well... the digital scale is going back to Amazon, because it's crap.  Completely inconsistent.  I tried it twice in two minutes and it had a 5-lb difference!  Um... I don't think so.

So I'm back to my old analogue scale, which is just fine with me.  No decimals, but at least it can determine weight properly!

Didn't actually start that 90 day challenge, but am starting it today.  I have to - I put all the numbers to keep track in my google calendar, so if I don't start it tonight, it'll mess me up!  Ha!

In the meantime, I've been using the stationery bike and my legs are sore, which means I'm doing it right.  :)

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #145 on: December 06, 2015, 07:52:25 PM »
Hope this going well for you Larissa! I just walk everyday. I try to get in at least 12,000 steps. I think after the holiday crazy stuff is done, I will start yoga again. I miss doing it and it always made me feel better.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #146 on: December 08, 2015, 04:08:00 PM »
Not so much.  I always start with the best intentions & then don't follow through.  I really need to buckle down.  A lot.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #147 on: December 09, 2015, 05:07:38 PM »
I hear ya! It's hard. The real kick in the pants for me was when the doctor told me I was pre-diabetic. DO NOT want to deal with that and really need to keep the BP under control too.

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Re: Finding the motivation to exercise
« Reply #148 on: December 10, 2015, 11:25:11 AM »
Whoa, yeah, you need to take care of yourself.  So do I, but you really do!