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Finding it hard to go back to the gym. I had a routine prior to COVID-19 and stopped working out at all. Have been at a weight plateau for almost a year. How can I budge it? Any suggestions will be taken ;)

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I still haven't gone back. I ride my bike a lot when the weather cooperates. Otherwise, I usually do youtube videos - Zumba, virtual runs/jogs (I especially like ones like Treadmill Traveler, where you "run" through places like London or Paris). There are also some upbeat walking ones I like - like Gina B's videos and "Reps to the Rhythm". I have a set of barbells and some resistance bands, so I also do strength-training videos. My gym also livestreams some of the classes and have Zoom versions of others. I'll go back to the gym in person once I get my vaccinations, probably.

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I am past 6 months, and was told from the docs that I should start exercising. I have absolutely no motivation at all. I hate to exercise. I never liked it. It is not because I am lazy at all. It is just because I find it to be very boring. The weather is starting to break here, so my exercise will be to walk around the neighborhood.

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I, too, hate exercise for it's own sake.

But, I do like people watching. So my spouse and I would go walking to people watch. Malls, museums, zoos. We lived in Las Vegas so going downtown and the strip was always good turf to watch people. Before we knew it we were walking 6-8 miles several times a week. We had a blast. But no exercise.

Later, for some reason, I set myself a challenge to run 3 miles. I enjoyed it more than I thought. Listened to a lot of audio books.

Bottom line: If you don't like it you won't maintain it. 'Activity' works too.

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