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I want to work out, but feel so tired after work, and I get up so early to go to work.. ugh I know it sounds like excuses...

I need inspiration, motivation and ideas, please!

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Walking is an easy peasy way to get some exercise in. Can you walk around your block when you get home or before work?

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Many of us are busy and have crazy schedules.

Now that we are getting into warmer weather, walking outside will help lift your mood. Workout videos, hand weights in your home or new/used exercise equipment. Bike/elliptical…Start slow and build on your fitness level as you progress.

When you’re not working on the weekends plan to get more activity/exercise in.

8 hours ago, jennyv83 said:

I need inspiration, motivation and ideas, please!

Do it even when it sucks. Make it a new habit. Use it to calm your stress or replace stress, emotions and eating out of boredom. Once you make it a habit. It becomes a normal and for me enjoyable. (never thought I would say that in life)

Sometimes its perspective not motivation:

A person with cancer that has three months to live would gladly trade places with us for our weight loss and exercise struggles. We get this second chance in life to lose weight and get healthy. Put everything into this first year. You wont regret it.

This motivational video is a bit hard core but some days I need it

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I agree walking is a great way to start your exercise journey. There are also a lot of short you tube workout videos. My doctor told me even if it is a quick 10 minutes a day can be quite beneficially. My 9 yr old daughter and I jump rope at home. Just find something that you can stick to and you will be OK.

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go to gym directly after work , start with 2 days a week , light resistance and 1/2 hour cardio , if can pay a trainer 2 x week , schedule right after work , don't go home ,, that is what kills you, try that ,,, find a walking buddy

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Find something FUN that you WANT to do.

Favorite music, walking, treadmill, weights, etc....

Zumba is a BLAST! Been to MANY classes, all different people, all there to have a great time. No one judges if you have no coordination!

There are many workout videos, maybe there is one that you would enjoy.

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Seriously, I hate working out. SO I hired a trainer. That way a) I am spending money so I don't want to waste it, 2) I have an obligation to someone other than myself and 3) I have someone on my ass and motivating me the whole time I am there... which is what I need. If I didn't have the trainer, I would probably never go. I have had 6 sessions so far over the last 3 weeks and it is great having him there. I go STRAIGHT from work because if I go home, that's the end of me. I am tired going there and tired leaving, but it has to be done. Maybe invest in a personal trainer to get you started. I pay $35 per session.

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