My lazy way to exercise

Centralia, Missouri
June 19, 2016 1:45pm CST
I don't exercise, hate it, always have. I decided to start small. I try to, at least ten times a day (I try on the hour) to stand up and jog in place for 2 minutes, or do squats or arm circles, or something, for two minutes. Yeah I know I won't get my heart rate up this way, but I can do 2 minutes, and right now I doubt I could last a 30 minute workout or whatever. I figure I start working myself up, and then will get myself another copy of a Richard Simmons video, those were once fun. Dancing doesn't feel like exercise you know. How do you get your exercise in?
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@sofssu (14462)
20 Jun 16
I used to exercise a lot but now all I do is walk.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
Walking is exercising, you can do the intensity that you desire.
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@sofssu (14462)
20 Jun 16
@marlina I really can't do much there are too many restrictions..LOL
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
you could always dance to a song while cleaning @sofssu
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@just4him (116781)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jun 16
Grocery shopping if I don't use the mobile cart. I didn't the last time and I was wiped out by the time I got out of the store.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
but good for you!
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@just4him (116781)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Yes it is.
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@meowch (1056)
• United States
19 Jun 16
I hate exercising too but I try to exercise everyday for 30 minutes. Besides it promotes good health, I walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I think no matter how long or how short the exercise is it is still exercising, better than nothing.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
I would use a tredmill if we had one, they used to have one at work and I used it several times a week
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
30 minutes of treadmill is good.
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@Corbin5 (106053)
• United States
19 Jun 16
The dog demands my husband take her to the dog park in the a.m., and I walk her a mile in the afternoon. Too hot for her today due to her double coat and the 90-degree temps, so we skipped today. I may have to use your plan to get my exercise in.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
that or dance like a moron in the air conditioning! lol
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Dancing is not that easy but of course it is easier in the A/C house.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Dancing is exactly what I used to do and it worked like magic. These days I do similar to what you're doing. Little bits at a time. For push ups, I saw on TV that you stand in front of a wall. press your palms against the wall and slowly push yourself away from the wall and then back to it. But you have to go slowly so you'll feel the resistance in your arms. You can do reps of 10. It's a pretty good way to do it, too!
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@CRK109, I used to love dancing in the basement with fast music without stopping for 20 minutes. It was hard but so rewarding. Can't do this anymore but would love to.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
@marlina I am pondering just dancing to a song, even if that means arm movement only
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
I do that one, as I dont have the strength for normal pushups, not yet anyways
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
20 Jun 16
For someone who does no exercise you do an awful lot of exercising.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
not so good so far today, only 2 min of squats, I need to set timers at home to remind myself to get up and move
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
21 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt i find that if I do it as soon as I think about it, that works, provided I'm not in the middle of something else. I'm doing dishes at the moment.
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@rina110383 (24135)
20 Jun 16
I walk going to and after work.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
that's a good idea too
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
That is good when the weather is cooperating!
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@aarifa (1212)
• India
19 Jun 16
5 times prayer is my good exercise
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
all the kneeling and bowing?
@aarifa (1212)
• India
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt yes. Where is your half face?..your profile ..haha..
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
19 Jun 16
I get my exercise by walking with good music. Love it. Nothing wrong with starting slow, in fact, it is a lot smarter than going wild the first day and quit. You will slowly build up the stamina and will want to do more and more, trust me! I'm on your side.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
exactly, if I hurt the next day I lose more than I gained, being a little sore is ok, but I need to still be able to move
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Exactly, you will slowly get used to it and not hurt.
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• Tempe, Arizona
19 Jun 16
I don't exercise much as far as working out, but I do walk a lot!!
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
that's good for you too!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jun 16
I don't. We do a bit of activity round the house most days - fixing stuff, maintenance, etc - and that's about it. We have a treadmill but it's packed up at the moment as we're painting. But we don't even use that much.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
I wish we had one, I'd plop it in front of the tv and watch and walk
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt That's a good idea. We just need to watch more TV and incorporate the walking as well.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt We used to have a lot of equipment, but eventually they all broke down and we never replaced them. We prefer to walk now.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt,My morning time exercise includes 100 sit ups and as many push ups,yoga and breathing exercise for 15 minutes.In the evening I go for a 5-7 kilometer long walk.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
yoga! I start doing that again maybe a couple of days a week
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
21 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Did you do it today?Today is the 21st of June,the Yoga Day.
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• Centralia, Missouri
21 Jun 16
@else34 I have not, but I still have time!
@Chungshop (2343)
20 Jun 16
I am lazy to do out side activity, I just straight my arms, up and down, front or back. knee and squat for 15 to 20 minutes. It help too then a cup of warm drink.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
so why does the warm drink help?
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@Chungshop (2343)
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt After exercise the body is warm and the blood is running, when you take cool drink just like a hot empty glass and you pour cool water, the glass will break lol. Warm water do help.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
@Chungshop hmmmn, maybe room temp then, I dont like warm water! lol
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@LoriAMoore (4765)
• United States
19 Jun 16
At least your're moving, that's a good start.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
now to keep UP the motivation. 2 days done, but can I make 3? a week?
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I am CONVINCED that you can do it. I am in your corner. The results are WORTH it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
@marlina so far only 2 min today, but my goal is 20 min a day, so I still have time to get 18 min of stuff in1
@rakski (15792)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
I am also on the same state of struggling. I know I need to exercise but I can really push myself to do it... I can imagine myself walking again and doing all the exercises I did before..... but that's just imagination for now.
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Jun 16
I am still plugging along, I just try to often, get up and do a minute or two of something
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@rakski (15792)
• Philippines
30 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt good for you! I wish I can be that brave. lol I always plan it but in the morning when I wake up, I still want to sleep more.... lol
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
I used to HATE it. But when I started working for my client (she's from the US and she's a Beachbody coach, heard of it?) I LOVED IT. I love the motivation she's giving to her coaches. I work closely with her so I tend to get her vibes and it's awesome. I hate it before to the point that I just don't care whether I am getting bigger and when I worked for her I realize I must do this not just for my family but for ME. I might get sick and my kids are still small! I mustbe healthy enough to be with them!!! So yes, that's what motivation me to work out!! Now I shed some weight off, pants are getting looser AND I change the food intake. Clean eating is utmost important. ;) I choose workouts that are 30 minutes or less.. I started off with a jog around a minute, then stretching, then I do some 50-100 squats, 100 jumping jacks, then I bought this endurance band that I use for some pilates. I also love cardio ;) I tend to do this for 15-30 minutes...and before you exercise make sure you have ENOUGH water for the day! Or else you will lose your breath. Take your weight (in pounds) divide in half and that should be your water intake in ounces. ;)
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
I have a feeling I do indeed need to be drinking more water, not at work, I drink TONS there. but at home I just dont for some reason
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt you should :) to flush out toxins
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• Preston, England
20 Jun 16
long walks is about it for me
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
it's over 100F again today, no way! lol
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• Preston, England
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt nice here but nothing like that hot
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@Amel94 (1744)
• Serbia
20 Jun 16
Don't be so lazy, do some longer jogging, it is healthy. Well I posted a discussion about my training routine today. I love to exercise..
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
for me this is the opp of lazy, I know it doesnt sound like much, but by the end of the day I have done 20-25 min of exercise, I hope to slowly increase this
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt And you will increase it, trust me.
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@shubhu3 (14282)
• New Delhi, India
19 Jun 16
This happens.I am also very moody in this.It is like sometimes I will do very enthusiastically but the other moment I will be damn lethargic lol.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
yeah I have that problem too, some days I just dont have the motivation
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@shubhu3 (14282)
• New Delhi, India
20 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Ya exactly.
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@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I saved the Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies from Youtube and try to do some couple of times every day for about 5 min. That's all I can handle at one time, but I walk around the park every night after dinner.
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• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jun 16
that's on youtube?? AWESOME, thanks!!!