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Is there anyway to make excersise fun?

I enjoy excersise when im not thinking about it and its hard to do that when you at the gym or doing some video because youre there to excersise. Any suggestions on what i could do to keep my mind off it or even just elminate the gym all together?

Tue. Mar 7, 10:02pm

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does your gym offer classes? I used to go to a gym that didn't offer any, i lost weight, but i got bored and wasn't working hard at my workouts anymore. i switched gyms and my new one offers pilates, yoga, spinning, kickboxing, strength training, etc. all included w/ my membership (rather common these days) and not only does the variety of options motivate me, but being in a room w/ other people doing the same thing to intense music makes the hour go by FAST! and when the class is over, i'm usually thinking about what i can try next! If this isn't an option at your gym, you could bring an ipod or discman or something to listen to music while you workout on machines, bring a book if you are on something stationary, workout with a friend (talking makes it go faster!) etc. When warm weather comes try more things outdoors-walking, biking, hiking, rollerblading! there are so many options, think about what you enjoy doing and look for a way to make that activity your exercise of choice! good luck!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 11:20 PM

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I played Dance Dance Revolution last night for and hour and a half. I was completely tired and sweaty by the end of it; and I could have kept going for another hour it was so much fun. But, my bf wanted to watch NCIS :( It's a great alternative to the gym; although it's definately no replacement for strength training :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 6:54 AM

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Lift weights while you watch TV - do strength moves with your body while you do housework - go for a walk and talk on your cellphone the entire time.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 7:35 AM

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Walk with a friend, before you know it you have walked 5 miles. I also got an arm band radio and wear it around the house and dance while I do my chores, doing dishes is so much fun now :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 7:49 AM

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Find something you love...

..and do that. If you don't enjoy it you won't stick with it. At the gym, I HATE cardio machines, but love some of the classes (yoga, body pump, pilates, boxing, spinning). I also hired a trainer to learn enough exercises to really enjoy lifting. 3 years ago I was a couch potato and now I'm a 5x per week gym rat--but only because I found things I truly enjoy.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:37 AM

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