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Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Thoughts on Exercise...

Sometimes I don't feel like exercising but EVERY TIME I have pushed myself to just do it I am always happy that I did.  The great feelings I get from exercise far out weigh any sabotaging thoughts I had before hand.  Keeping this in mind is always a great motivator to help me accomplish my weight loss goals. Also, Research shows that exercise is essential for most people to lose weight and maintain their weight loss.  If I want the benefits of being thinner...I know I have to exercise often!
I strive for 30 mins or more of  cardio 5-6 days a week and strength training 3 to 4 days a week.  I also throw some yoga in a few times a week.  I also suffer from Fibromyalgia and exercise is my "drug".  As long as I exercise on a regular basis my symptoms are almost nil.  If I go for more that 2 days with no activity I start to feel the fibro creeping back in.  Exercise is also a great deterrent for depression.  I suffer from seasonal depression or SAD and it is not nearly as bad as long as I keep moving all winter.  So you see there are many benefits from exercise.  Can you name some benefits you have noticed because of exercise?
You've got to use it to lose it!!!!  It won't burn if you don't heat it up!!!!!  


  1. I hear you there, I am my own worst enemy when comes to exercise. I am doing my best this year to not talk myself out of my sessions.

  2. When you don't feel like exercising tell yourself "Im gonna go for at lease 15 mins". I started that and once I got into it I always ended up doing more. Once I got to the 15 mins. I felt really good and knew I could do more. I always felt better because I ended up doing more than I had planned. It really is a mental thing but it worked for me...give it a try and let me know if it worked for you.

    Now I tell myself I'm gonna do at least 30 mins...It's still working!


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