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Loathing exercise . . does it last?

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by Brightonrosie, 24 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    Hi I have decided to up the ante and get some serious exercise in my life. I went for a trial at a gym and hated every second of it. Has anyone else started by hating it and then finally getting a buzz from it. I didn't mind some of the cardio stuff for 2 minutes at a time. The session just pulled every muscle in my body and left my arms and legs shaking and my knees aching. I can't swim so that isn't an option and I don't like walking the streets in the dark after work. Any help, tips, motivational lectures and sympathy all welcome Thanks guys xxx
     
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    fit-by-30 will not be fat and 30

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    I'm not all that keen to be honest but a couple of years ago I really started liking the gym after initially not feeling the love!

    Have you thought about a class? Something gentle like yoga to start with? I am in Hove and there are alot around here!

    I'm going to start going swimming once a week in the evening - you'd have been welcome to join me but I see you don't like to swim.

    Do you have a friend who would go to the gym with you maybe? Having some company may make it more bearable?
     
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    Aerobics can be a good laugh if you find the right instructor.

    Also fantastic for taking your mind off your problems, you can't think about anything other than the move sequence!
     
  5. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    Thanks. I might try to find swimming lessons as i like mucking about in water but not getting my face wet or being out of my depth . x
     
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    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    I found that I loved the weights! (I've always been quite strong) but hated the treadmill, and wasn't keen on the cross trainer at first. I liked the bike, but for the first few weeks my legs didn't feel as if they belonged to me. Then that went away and I began to enjoy sweating :eek: and the buzz I got after a workout. What I think is that you have to find the right gym. Some of the young assistants seem to think that women of a certain age can do just as much as someone in their 20's and don't make any allowance. Our local gym has a big drive to get the over 50's in and thoroughly assess you first and keep a close eye on everyone. Pity I can't afford to go any more. Thank goodness for my Wii!
    Nice to see you posting Rosie xx
     
  7. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    Hi Judi
    and thank you. I am now aching all over from yesterday and my daughter asked me what warm down did I do with the trainer . . . er none !! straight from chest press to home. I did the same circuit as people who had been going for months. So 1.5 minutes on everything. My poor arms could not manage more than a minute of continuous reps. What do you find most beneficial on the Wii.? Hope this finds you well xx
     
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    Sounds like you need to find another gym, or complain to that one, because clearly you were not looked after properly. If this was a trial session, someone should have been monitoring you to make sure you did the right things.
     
  9. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    It was the trainer who said keep going don't stop. i told her I hadn't exercised for years !!!! Will not be going back there
     
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    I don't exercise at the gym but do exercise at home.

    At first I hated it too. It was a chore to make myself exercise. However now I love it and look for extra ways of exercising. like walking more, more strenuous ways of doing my housework.

    I am very fortunate that we have a good sized pool ( and I am giving all this up to come back to England !!) so agree about the water . There are special , really good water exercises you can do.

    I will find them for you and post them in this thread.

    Stick with it. It does become a pleasure. I think you were just very unlucky with your choice of gym.
     
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    fillymum synful soul

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    I hate excercise too - i will make any excuse in my head not to do it!! haha! But - have you tried Zumba? its a class, its so much fun and you get such a brilliant work out from it. if you go on the fitness and excercise part of the forums, there is a thread about it. :) xxxx
     
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    I have met trainers like that - the ones who aren't really listening to you. To be avoided at all costs!

    I have a lovely trainer who always asks me how I am feeling and if I have any problems - the slightest sniffle, or twinge in my knee, or anything wrong, and my programme is amended instantly. He works me very hard, and knows that I will try anything, but if I say I have to stop, or I really can't do something, then we stop.

    Obviously it takes time to build up this kind of relationship, but he listened carefully to me from day one, and I knew I could trust him.
     
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    If you're not too keen on exercise I'd recommend a Wii, do you have a friend you can borrow one from so you can see what they are like.

    Are you able to go walking on your lunch? I often go for a walk in my lunch hour or in the evenings, but I put my ipod on & have a nosey at peoples houses:D

    Or you could do a little cycling on your day's off.
     
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    Hi I would suggest swimming as a great all-round exercise. If you can't swim then why not learn?

    As for the walking - yes the dark nights are a pain. I'm a bloke, so it is easier for me to go out in the dark but not over my favourite fields etc as too dark to avoid puddles/ditches etc.

    Could I suggest a walking buddy or two perhaps? - a few people from your SW group for example?

    Secret is, I think, to do something yo might enjoy rather than endure.

    Steve
     
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    Hi there,

    I am a gym instructor and deputy manager of a leisure centre.
    Believe it or not I can't think of anything worse than working out in a room full of sweaty people!
    However I try not to think about it, put my Ipod in and run to the music- the music motivates and inspires me to do well! I like up-beat and fast music- if this is something your in interested in then you can buy CD's for running, such as 101 Running Songs. Well worth it!

    I also do the same with walking- the music determines whether you power walk, possibly jog or just walk normally!

    Hope this helps you, im sure that you will find something that motivates you. A lot of people see exercise as a chore before theyve even tried it and this perception stays with them throughout their journey. However, if you try to take a fresh approach, perhaps treat yourself after a certain amount you do or even buddy up then im sure you will do well!

    Regards

    Ruth
    (I also have a Wii Fit plus which is wonderful!)
     
  17. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    What's a lunch break lol !!! We usually write up all our patient's notes in our half hour lunch break. i would love to cycle but have nowhere to store one :(
     
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    I recommend anything with choreography. You're so busy following the steps that you forget you're exercising. It exercises the brain too :D
     
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