Wellness/fitness thread 4/2/03

  1. Hi folks! I am so excited about all of us pushing/pulling/dragging each other along - and also proud at the progress so many have already made. Special kudos to our friends who are continuing smoke-free. There are some days we just need to know we're not in this exercise/wellness thing alone.

    I started off this weekend thinking about all the roadblocks I put up trying to avoid exercise. The first one is not doing it first thing in the morning (for me - you may not be a morning person!) I secretly know that if I don't do it first thing, I'll make up some pretty impressive sounding excuses later in the day when I'm too tired and dinner needs to be on the table.

    So I put my biking clothes out last night and packed my backpack so I have my work clothes, makeup, etc. ready to take with me to work. No excuses (well, I'm sure I can come up with one, but it'll take more work than just going and doing it now lol.)

    What are your roadblocks? Not being able to motivate in the morning? Not having time? You're a 12 hour shift worker and it just feels like you CAN'T on your work days? Family not as supportive of your efforts? How can we get around these things?

    All the magazines are right, tho - if we just start out walking - putting one step in front of the other, it's a start and we can build from there. We're all going to start at different levels, but we're all here to support each other .


    "Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far." Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    Can I join?
    I'm pathetic, because I have my dog to motivate me to walk in the mornings, (he's up at 5!) but usually after he goes to the bathroom, I wuss out and turn around and come home.
  4. by   MelRN13
    Roadblocks: 12hour night shifts, school, and no motivation!

    I've been eating a lot healthier, but that is due to abd. pain of unknown origin. I can't tolerate high fat foods, so it has limited me to fruits, veggies, and grains.

    I'm going to buy a bike today.
  5. by   Little One2
    Roadblocks:

    No motivation, nothing to do, Lazy, Tired all the time
  6. by   Shamrock
    Roadblocks: 1. The ever-lovin wind that blows continously and drives everyone mad!! 2. My own laziness.
  7. by   wv_nurse 2003
    Roadblocks: Just plain old tired

    But--they say that exercise gives you more energy--right??
  8. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Roadblocks: I know I have a long road ahead of me, and I don't have the motivation. I keep finding other things to do to avoid getting on the treadmill. Even (GASP) studying!

    Good news though. I talked to my husband about it, told him I needed some support (I never ask for help-he was amazed) and last night, he worked out, then came upstairs and said "your turn" so off I went! I walked 35 min. on "power burn!"

    It's so stupid...once I get going, I enjoy it and feel so much better afterwards. All it took is a little push from my hubby! As soon as I get home from class today, I'm going to check out WW stuff on Ebay. (Thanks, Sunnygirl

    OK, everybody! Make time to exercise today! You will feel so good afterwards! If you're feeling tired and lethargic, it'll give you so much energy. Go for it! RAH RAH RAH!! (I'm in cheerleader mode)
  9. by   teeituptom
    I walk all the time from the golf cart to the golf ball and back, hahahahahahaha
    My rule in the lige of golf is, if the te,perature is under 100 degrees then you walk the course and enjoy the day.
  10. by   wv_nurse 2003
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    Good news though. I talked to my husband about it, told him I needed some support (I never ask for help-he was amazed) and last night, he worked out, then came upstairs and said "your turn" so off I went! I walked 35 min. on "power burn!"
    Okay--just friendly advise Mimi--remember when your husband tells you "your turn" one day when you are feeling tired, and well maybe just having a bad day--you asked for his help. I have a friend who did this, and early on it was great--but then she got resentful of hubby always "telling" her to work out..."Does he think I am fat or what??"

    I think its great to have support--just something to keep in mind down the road
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    It's so stupid...once I get going, I enjoy it and feel so much better afterwards.
    And why is it we're so unmotivated to start?

    Brian and I are starting our walking today. He accompanies me on his roller blades, and we're gonna start with the 2 mile round trip to and from his school.

    Should we all check in tonight?

    Heather
  12. by   Rustyhammer
    I got up at 0430 this morning and did a routine of 45 mins free wts. Upper body this morning.
    I plan on starting a 20 min walk just prior to my lunch today and everyday. I hear it's better to work out before you eat.
    176 pounds this morning.
    Maybe I'll be buff by the time I get to Las Vegas.
    -Russell
  13. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Advice taken, wv nurse! All I've ever heard from my hubby is "I think you're beautiful no matter what size you are." Not exactly condusive to motivating myself to loose weight. Hopefully after a while, he won't have to say a word. I'll be doing it on my own!
    I have you guys, don't I?

    Yes, Heather. Let's all check in and chastise the ones who wimp out. Just kidding!
  14. by   delirium
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I got up at 0430 this morning and did a routine of 45 mins free wts. Upper body this morning.
    I plan on starting a 20 min walk just prior to my lunch today and everyday. I hear it's better to work out before you eat.
    176 pounds this morning.
    Maybe I'll be buff by the time I get to Las Vegas.
    -Russell
    Rusty, man, you're making me tired.

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