Can't find any exercise I like!


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Way to go on your weightloss!

Lots of good suggestions.
Mine are try something for a month solid and then if you don't like it switch. (Sounds like you might already be doing this.)

Plan for different things based on the season or your schedule. Outside stuff in summer, videos/machines in winter. Switching up a workout is a good thing anyway. Nothing says you have to do one thing year round.

Set up a reward system to give you something to look forward to. For example after 20 workouts you can get that scarf, shoes, game, headphones, etc you really want.

All the best

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I love, love, love ZUMBA. I am one of the most uncoordinated people in the world, but we just have so much fun it's not like exercise at all. I also do a class called Body Pump. It is like synchronized weight lifting. It's not really fun, but LOVE the results. I started walking after surgery. A 70+ year old lady in my body pump class did a marathon. I decided to try to run a half marathon. At first, it REALLY sucked. I mean SUCKED. BUT, I had told everyone in the world that I was running a half marathon. So, I did it. I actually ran one before the original one. I have now ran 4. I am planning on a triathlon next year and then a full marathon in January of 2019. I had to stop running for a bit because I am pregnant with baby # 2. Once he/she is here will start training again. Sometimes you just have to keep at something for awhile. I want to try a BARRE class. I do some yoga as well. If you can find a workout buddy that helps too.

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If you want to burn some calories, and learn something that can save your life, I would recommend finding a studio or facility that teaches Krav Maga.< watch this vid.

An hour long session should burn about 1200 calories based on my workout monitors and you will learn the Israeli close quarter combat fighting technique. It's not really a "martial art" it's more "martial" than "art". I encourage any woman especially to look into this training as they run you through real world scenarios and how to defend yourself against those who mean you harm. This technique is taught to all Israeli soldiers for unarmed combat and is not intended as a competitive sport. It is meant to inflict the most amount of pain and damage on an aggressor and provide an opportunity to escape the situation in the shortest amount of time possible with the most basic of movements. Most importantly IT WORKS. I speak from experience having been attacked and employing the tactics I learned during a night out with some friends in a karaoke bar in Georgia. Attacker was slightly taller than me and much better build as I had just started my WLS journey. He decided like all school yard bullies to go after the "fat kid" first. 3 cop cars and 1 EMS ambulance later he was taken to the hospital for a massive tears in all the ligaments of his left knee, and damage to his right eye where two of my fingers penetrated past his orbital socket. I was cut with a broken beer bottle but released without further treatment. It's a tough workout when you begin but the benefits are invaluable.

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I know this is an older thread, so I don't know if you've found your solution, but most YMCAs have an Open Door program which allows people to join on a sliding scale to allow everyone to be a member. If cost is an issue for you, look into that and then you could have access to a pool all year.

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