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Working and working out

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Voices: shiomi, arnthorla, thaKing, burningfire, ThriveFit, and cheswants2bfit

Sep 8, 2010 2:32pm

shiomi shiomi
111 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Ran 100 Miles! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Burned 25K Calories! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

Does anyone else find themselves incredibly non motivated to do a work out after (or before) going to work? Maybe its because I just started at this job, but I feel like even if my shift is only 5 hours I just don’t feel like doing much else for the rest of the day… helllp! I need to keep on my fitness track, I really want to be down a size for Halloween :)

Also has anyone tried those Shape Up shoes, I’m thinking they might do me good if Im going to be on my feet all day anyways?

 
Sep 8, 2010 2:57pm

arnthorla arnthorla
832 posts

Working out is surprisingly much like taking a shower (besides taking a shower after wards). It just needs to be done, to maintain personal hygiene. We need to shower and brush our teeth even when we don’t feel like it. Its the same with working out, especially the further you get. But the funny thing is that I often have my best workouts when I had really to robot force me to do it. And in another way its like taking a shower, because once you get into a long term routine, you feel like you need to work out, in a similar way that you feel like you need to take a shower. ;)
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Consistency is probably the single most important thing when it comes to long term success, so it pays to nail that down early.
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About the shape up shoes I doubt that you will gain much benefit. Sounds a bit gimmicky to me. Better off doing a short run, and let your feet recover the rest of the day, instead of getting tired feet all the time and probably pain in the lower back, by using Shape Up shoes. And besides, working out will probably be easier if you don’t wear out your feet with these thingies.

 
Sep 8, 2010 3:30pm

thaKing thaKing
93 posts

I Lost 5 Lbs!

i’m with arnthorla here….i didn’t feel like working out yesterday, but that’s not an excuse…i went….it’s just part of my daily routine, and once i was there and got my blood flowing, it felt great!

and there was a study released recently (last couple weeks) that showed shoes like Shape Ups didn’t actually benefit the wearers at all…it was sort of like a placebo…people thought it helped just because they were wearing them, but there actually wasn’t any benefit at all…

 
Sep 8, 2010 5:08pm

shiomi shiomi
111 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Ran 100 Miles! I Ran 100 Miles! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Burned 25K Calories! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

Ill deffinitely be making exercise on work days a habbit for me, perhaps just a run or just weights and save doing both together for off days.

 
Sep 8, 2010 7:44pm

burningfire burningfire
51 posts

I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Burned 50K Calories! I Burned 25K Calories! Top Dog I Lost 35 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

If im working in the afternoon through evenings, i go to the gym in the morning (10am ish for just over an hour i would say), otherwise if im working first thing at 8am, i make it to the gym after work about 4pm. Im constantly on my feet all day in my job including up and down stairs (in a care/residential home) but i still manage to workout when im scheduled to do so. Yes its tough but it has to be done if you want it to be part of your life and keep the weight off!

 
Sep 8, 2010 7:49pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
1015 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Walked 100 Miles! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 5 Lbs! Conqueror I Burned 50K Calories! Queen of upper body fitness! Elliptiqueen I Burned 25K Calories! Conqueror I Biked 100 Miles! Got Fit W/Adrianna!!! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I agree with everyone else, it just becomes a part of you and your daily routine. I may not be motivated some days, but I am committed to my health and fitness. So I make sure to get my workout in one way or another.
Pamela

www.ThrivePersonalFitness.com

 
Sep 9, 2010 4:09pm

cheswants2bfit cheswants2bfit
81 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

HOBBY—→HABIT——>ROUTINE
Just like brushing my teeth, going to work, working out is part of my routine :)


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