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It's a simple question. Do you run or walk the dog...do you not exercise at all ?

I do push-ups on the chair, and I am up to about 200 per session and I do a little bit of yoga to end the workout with. I am almost ready to do push-ups on the floor.

My weight got as high as 295 pounds, my current weight is 210 lbs with my goal to reach 190 lbs, I think that I am on my way to my goal. I don't like working out but I have to do it.

What about you ? Do you workout? What do you do?

Rick-

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Congratulations on sticking to your regimen and losing allot that weight. I’m sure you will soon reach your goal.
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Hi Mind Phantom. I am about to get on my treadmill for my daily workout. I had never been able to be consistent about working out on a daily basis until a few years ago. I made a deal with myself that I could not drink my morning coffee until I did 30 minutes on the treadmill. However, I would have Saturday and Sunday off. This worked! I enforce it every day. I think having the two days off was necessary. I really look forward to Saturday and Sunday and getting going downstairs to make coffee WITHOUT firing up the treadmill. 

My workout is to walk at a fairly steep angle at a brisk speed for 5 min and then lower the angle and run for 2 minutes. I do this four times and then walk for the last 2 minutes as a cool down.

And now off to the infernal machine...

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Congrats on almost reaching your goal.  One you are there, it should be able to maintain that just by keeping consistent.  Keep at it!!

I lift weights.  At work, we have a whole building across the parking lot that has a full basket ball court, golf simulator, treadmills, bikes, and weights.

Before all this Covid stuff, I typically would get there 5:30am almost every morning and lift for about 20-40 min.  Then I would lift again at around 11am for 20-30min, if my schedule allowed.  Sometimes I join one of the cardio or yoga classes.  Sometimes I sweat more from yoga than I do with the cardio.  It's all fun.

I've been lifting weights since about 1995.  I do some very intense workouts, really contracting my muscles hard.  My heart rate even gets up to 120-140bpm sometimes, so it's like getting cardio.  I take very minimal rest between sets.  Pretty much the only rest is when going from one exercise to the next...  i.e. chest, back, chest, back...  my chest is resting while I am walking to and doing the back exercise, and vice-versa.

I mostly lift for strength.  I also have a set of hand grippers at my desk to work on my hand strength all day.  I love having strong hands.

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It's a simple question. Do you run or walk the dog...do you not exercise at all ?

I do push-ups on the chair, and I am up to about 200 per session and I do a little bit of yoga to end the workout with. I am almost ready to do push-ups on the floor.

My weight got as high as 295 pounds, my current weight is 210 lbs with my goal to reach 190 lbs, I think that I am on my way to my goal. I don't like working out but I have to do it.

What about you ? Do you workout? What do you do?

Rick-



Congrats, Rick!

I've been into fitness for 30 years.

If you want any advice, feel free to message me directly, but right now I'll give you the big secret to an amazing body.

You need to love working out and eating healthy.

Everything else evolves from that perspective.

Humans seek pleasure and avoid pain.

You said you don't like working out, but you have made some impressive gains.

No offense, but those gains will not be sustained unless you love working out and eating healthy.  At some point you will regress if you don't enjoy the lifestyle change.

It's human nature.

However, not to fear if you don't love exercise and a healthy diet right now!

You can evolve that perspective.

I didn't always love fitness.  It evolved as I started focusing on what I loved about exercise instead of just enduring each agonizing repetition so I had a shot with attractive women.

A big change in my life was when I went through a particularly stressful time.  I knew if I kept drinking I'd soon have a problem.

I found that if I beat the sh*t out of my body, for the next 24 hours I felt GREAT.

I started focusing on every repetition being a personal challenge to see how far I could push myself.  Would I give up when I could barely get through that last rep, or would I tell myself "F that" and push through that last rep with the same intensity I would have trying to close the front door if a monster was on the other side trying to push his way into my home.

Sometimes you fail, but you don't actually...you feel great whether or not you made that last rep because you didn't quit.  You gave it everything you had.

That's a GREAT feeling, and as Arnold Schwarzenegger has said your mind gets stronger along with your body.

There are so many mistakes I made over the years, so if you contact me directly I'm happy to help you avoid those mistakes, so you can quickly meet your goals.

People see someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger and think "steroids", but you don't get to be a bodybuilding legend by not enjoying working out.  You love it.  I'm going to leave you with the quote below.  I hope the forum moderators forgive the language.  Keep in mind Schwarzenegger lifted the same types of weights we all lift.  However, steroids aside, he still would have had an absolutely amazing physique.  Why?  He loved working out, and so will you if you start focusing on the things you enjoy about working out.  Same goes for diet.  Stop eating healthy food you don't enjoy and make the effort to find healthy food you do love.

Good luck!


"The greatest feeling you can get in a gym or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump. Let's say you train your biceps, blood is rushing in to your muscles and that's what we call the pump. Your muscles get a really tight feeling like your skin is going to explode any minute and its really tight and its like someone is blowing air into your muscle and it just blows up and it feels different, it feels fantastic. It's as satisfying to me as cumming is, you know, as in having sex with a woman and cumming. So can you believe how much I am in heaven? I am like getting the feeling of cumming in the gym; I'm getting the feeling of cumming at home; I'm getting the feeling of cumming backstage; when I pump up, when I pose out in front of 5000 people I get the same feeling, so I am cumming day and night. It's terrific, right? So you know, I am in heaven."

-Arnold Schwarzenegger



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Dancing is my workout. Samba and ballet
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I lift weights.  At work, we have a whole building across the parking lot that has a full basket ball court, golf simulator, treadmills, bikes, and weights.





I saw you last Saturday for the Zoom-Sessions and you look like your in great shape!

I still have a "belly", but i've lost a lot of weight, Gotta keep on keeping on as they say.

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Buffalo McKinley,

That's a great post and one that can motivate someone to get off of their behind and workout for a while.

For dinner I make sure I have some fruits and veggies when I eat, but I still cheat with a snack before lunchtime, chips or a candy bar i.e Oreo & Chips Ahoy cookies, i know all that stuff is bad for you, and I need to develop a habit of eating better.

I am hoping that I can develop a habit of working out in the morning..I liken it to taking a shower everyday. I didn't use to take a shower everyday, but it's something I've made a habit of, and now I take one everyday.

The Arnold S quote was/is very motivating to say the least. I don't want to look like Arnold, but I want to look fit.

Again, that was a great post!

Rick-

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I'm all about the hoop life.

Dunks for days. Three ball for weeks.

Basketball all day, every day.

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I stay fit through bodybuilding. It's an adolescent endeavor that I never outgrew...kind of like magic!
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I've been always a sportman (soccer, tennis, running), but now, fortunately or not, I don't need any gym not any sport...
My little 6 years old monster makes sure me to stay fit. I wish there were a turn off Botton in him!

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