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Exercise Habits. - November 20th 2011, 10:32 PM

I'm not exactly thrilled with the way I look, but I don't want to go to extreme measures to reach my weight loss goals. I'm not really "fat", but I could afford to use a little extra weight. I want to focus on getting a flat stomach and toned legs. However, I have the willpower of a goldfish when it comes to diet and exercise. I last for about a week, then go back to my old habits. Does anyone have some tips for fun exercises that show results? I need something that's easy to keep up with, since using methods with a lot of specifics clearly isn't working. Thanks a bunch!


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 21st 2011, 12:15 AM

I've found that the easiest way to do more exercise, is to build it into my routine, so that I don't have to think, "Right, it's time to exercise" - I just do it without realising.

Do you own a bicycle?

Cycling places instead of walking is an easy way to burn calories and tone your legs. And it means that you get everywhere faster.


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 21st 2011, 02:14 AM

Hahah, I don't have a bike, but my sister does. I might just take hers. It's not like she ever uses it. She's skinny enough as it is. :P


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 21st 2011, 04:29 PM

If you want to slim, cut your diet down a bit all round. If you get hungry have an apple or something. For exercise there are 3 main that I do, running, cycling and rowing. Cycling is easy if you have bike, running you can do anywhere but usually needs you to take some time out, and I only do rowing now on machines in the local gym.

I'd say fast-paced walking is about as effective as cycling.


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 21st 2011, 06:46 PM

I have the same problem. What I do is when I'm craving something, I wait a bit before eating. Most of the time, I end up changing my mind (I tend to eat when I'm bored). As for exercise, I'm not one to go running or anything everyday, so I work out around the house. I do crunches & stuff before bed, I use my mom's weights when no one is home, & I find little things to do to help like walking places instead of driving, putting heavier books in my backpack, using the stairs at school, & dancing around the house when no one is home. Hope this helped a bit.
   
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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 21st 2011, 08:16 PM

Hahah, dancing around the house is one of my favorites!
I'm definitely going to start using a lot of these ideas!!


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 22nd 2011, 08:17 AM

Do something you enjoy! Jump rope maybe? Maybe start going for walks with your dog if you have one, or find new areas to explore and hike. Think outside the box. You can also start a reward system, keep a calendar, mark when you work out, and every week you go, you can buy yourself something special? I did that for a while, with coffee of course.


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 23rd 2011, 01:29 AM

You could try taking up a sport or something. I know that some weeks I wouldn't exercise at all except for the fact I'd made a commitment to, say, go to a taekwondo lesson, or play a game of netball. Doing things with friends is also fun - maybe go to the gym with a friend? That way you can have fun and get fit at the same time. Maybe try something new each day or week - like yoga one time, then a fitness class another time. Mix it up so you don't get bored.


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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 23rd 2011, 06:12 AM

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You could try taking up a sport or something. I know that some weeks I wouldn't exercise at all except for the fact I'd made a commitment to, say, go to a taekwondo lesson, or play a game of netball.
I agree with this. I get my exercise through dance, and it's something I've already worked into my schedule and committed to. Also, it's something I enjoy. I think it helps to have it be something you enjoy and to work it into your routine.
   
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Re: Exercise Habits. - November 24th 2011, 10:10 AM

I am regular in exercise and my routine is
Push ups are one of the first exercises everyone can easily perform.
this workout is for the chest, triceps and even involve your back and shoulder muscles.
Dips are alternative to developing chest and triceps muscles.
   
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