+5 votes
100 views
in Health by

I used to exercise every day and I was in very good health although still overweight. Having surgery where I was not allowed to exercise for 4 month's left me feeling lethargic about it. I have not been able to start back up in over a year although I have tried  several times. The thought of exercising while I am doing it is depressing and I get very bored. I want to move on to other things that are more mentally satisfying before I even start let alone while I am doing it. Joining a Health Club or Gym is not an option.

### no choices found for poll!

7 Answers

+5 votes
by

I take a deep breath, close my eyes, and tell myself in a soothing voice

"GET THE FUCK OFF THE COUCH AND DO SOMETHING YOU FAT ASS!!"

Due to spinal injuries, I can't do a lot of normal excersizes. I use this and it works quite well.

image


by
@ Gun    hahaha
+7 votes
by

Well, considering my work is a 20 minute walk away, getting fired if I don't turn up is a pretty good motivator :P

+4 votes
by

I always find that if I have a fun piece of Gym equipment Benji , that I just can't wait to get on it  :) like my Gazelle Trainer , that motivates me 



+5 votes
by

I have worked it into my daily routine. It's a compulsion, almost.

I can't stop. I need at least an hour every day.

by
+2
There are certainly worse habits.
by
+2
I think so too :-) Love outdoor training the most
by
+2
@ Hege  so would I with your Beautiful Mountains and Breath taking Scenery

You're so Lucky :)
by
+2
@Serenity
I know, and I never go tired of it :-)
But we have a lot of rain and bad weather so I do my share of pilates at home!
by
+2
@ Hege   I Love Pilates , such a gentle way to exercise.

Actually a lot of Men do Pilates and that maybe just the kind of exercise Benji could get into :)
by
+2
Yes! It works the whole body and it is for both men and women. I think some men think of it as too feminine.
A friend refers to it as "Brazilian ass lift". Haha
by
+2
@ Hege  lolz  Brazilian ass lift  XD

 I think you're right , most Guys see Lifting Weights or Bench pushing
 250 1bs as their exercise but you definitely feel the burn with Pilates :)

Swimming is a fantastic way to stay supple and lose weight , if it's required because the water holds the Body and it's not being subjected to jerking movements , that Stress the muscles.

by
+1
Hah, yes!
My gym teacher at school used to say it was the best way to exercise, and he was probably right.
I don't do enough of it anymore, only in summer when we can swim in the lakes or the ocean.

No weightlifting either :-)
+5 votes
by

I will be able to do more things and feel less stressed. And that I know I always will feel better afterwards.

+3 votes
by

image 

Always climb the stairs, never take the elevator.

0 votes
by

I have to not exercise so much as it affects my disability. Swimming is a good form of it.

...