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I've lost 40 pounds so far in the past 2 months. Why am I so lazy I'm really fighting to walk. I thought weight-loss would bring energy & vigor

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You can be slim and not fit. I would also say that my personal experience is I felt pretty crappy about the first 10-12 weeks too - you might be dehydrated, lots of factors.

The way you get fitter is by doing... just start easy and slowly build up.

I went from a very obese woman to someone who is pretty fit for middle age, but it was a process, not an event. Hang in there, you will feel better!

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@@Teaclinton

Finding motivation to be active is interesting. Here are a few things to try

music was a great way to distract and pump you up while walking, cleaning house or working out...Holy hell!!! sing loud in your car. It raises your heart beat.

Virtual weight loss simulator. See what the possibilities are. Remind your self you will only get out of your surgery what you are willing to put into it.

http://modelmydiet.com/

My favorite is after joining the gym. I secretly compete with people. If I can stay on the treadmill and walk longer than the person next to me..... I WIN!

Fitness web sites: Find what things to keep you active that you might enjoy...Kayaking, Join a group hike, mountain biking, Sports....Find what is fun and go with it.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health

http://www.shape.com/

49 best fitness apps of 2015

http://greatist.com/fitness/best-health-fitness-apps

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@@Teaclinton

Finding motivation to be active is interesting. Here are a few things to try

music was a great way to distract and pump you up while walking, cleaning house or working out...Holy hell!!! sing loud in your car. It raises your heart beat.

Virtual weight loss simulator. See what the possibilities are. Remind your self you will only get out of your surgery what you are willing to put into it.

http://modelmydiet.com/

My favorite is after joining the gym. I secretly compete with people. If I can stay on the treadmill and walk longer than the person next to me..... I WIN!

Fitness web sites: Find what things to keep you active that you might enjoy...Kayaking, Join a group hike, mountain biking, Sports....Find what is fun and go with it.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health

http://www.shape.com/

49 best fitness apps of 2015

http://greatist.com/fitness/best-health-fitness-apps

I actually used model my diet for the before and after goal model of myself before surgery and hung it on my refrigerator. It's very motivating.

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It took me 6 months before I really got an exercise routine down. I was just plain exhausted and could barely complete a slow half mile walk up until then.

I'm doing super now at a year out, and it really didn't make too big a difference to me that I didn't get going until the 6 month mark; I'm walking/jogging 3+ miles a day most days, doing yoga twice a week, and biking and swimming (in the summer).

The real key for me was to find things I enjoyed that didn't feel like a chore. I knew I'd never do it if I didn't feel at least a little happy doing it. My walking is because I have a super trail near my house around a bayou with lots of pretty birds, turtles and other wildlife - I enjoy walking because it's so pretty and the trail is well laid out. Didn't really like it that much before.

Ease into it. You'll start feeling better the more you can up your calories and the more you try to exercise.

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I know a lot of exercise enthusiasts argue that you don't need any fancy gadgets to work out, but I find that my Jawbone UP2 fitness tracker is really motivating! It's a lot of fun to see your steps and have duels with people. I hate working out, mainly because it's painful at my size, but having the activity tracker makes it a little more fun, and you see instant results with it. Not weight loss, but at least you can really see what you've just accomplished! There are tons of options out there, check them out!

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I know a lot of exercise enthusiasts argue that you don't need any fancy gadgets to work out, but I find that my Jawbone UP2 fitness tracker is really motivating! It's a lot of fun to see your steps and have duels with people. I hate working out, mainly because it's painful at my size, but having the activity tracker makes it a little more fun, and you see instant results with it. Not weight loss, but at least you can really see what you've just accomplished! There are tons of options out there, check them out!

I like my fitbit for the same reason! I'm more motivated to move because I'm in competitions with friends!

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I was super motivated while I was losing weight, then I had a year of plastics where I forced myself to powerwalk everyday since I couldn't run because I was terrified of gaining weight, then I gained a little a few months ago and ran everyday for a month, and then the last month I haven't done jack. I feel like my desire to exercise is directly related to the scale- if I gain weight, my butt goes running until I'm back to normal. If I am maintaining, oh give me the TV and my couch all day.

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@@Teaclinton, "lazy" is a matter of old habits and/or emotional/psychological state, not weight.

I just found and lightly skimmed the first screen of the link. It may be useful.

http://theorganicsister.com/overcoming-laziness/

If the suggestions that the others are giving make a difference, great. If you still have a hard time making the changes you'd like, maybe some short-term therapy, probably CBT? Do whatever it takes to get you where you want to go.

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P.S. How could I have forgotten? Click this and then click the link you find there.

http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/358612-adele-the-everywoman/

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What was your exercise routine pre-surgery? What was your energy level then?

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I am in the same boat. I don't like to exercise and I find any excuse not to. Once I get started, I do tend to enjoy it (for a while.) Tomorrow morning I am going with my sister to a boxing class. I keep being told I can go at my own pass. We will see how that goes! I hope I love it and want to join the gym BUT doesn't seem likely. :D

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There are lots of days I don't feel like walking. My dog however doesn't care how I feel, so I walk. I adopted a dog partially for this purpose and it is working out perfectly.

I think building being active into your live works a lot better than "working out".

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BTW this was a link shared on another page on the site...

https://www.fleetfeetsports.com/training-programs/beginners

Intriguing program and much needed.

Recomended here: http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/358521-help-with-training-for-5-or-10k/#entry4046536

jls123, on 07 Jan 2016 - 22:56, said:

If there is a fleet feet store or other running store they often have training programs. Fleet feet has an intro to 5k program called No Boundaries that is tailored to intro people into running. I've done it and really enjoyed it. It helped me to have a group to train with and a coach to guide us and keep us motivated. https://www.fleetfeetsports.com/training-programs/beginners

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