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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    Getting started execising--one of my tricks when I am not in the mood to exercise is
    to tell myself "self, just walk out the front door onto the sidewalk, turn, and walk to the corner. If you want to turn around and come back after that, its ok to do so. "

    only 1 time in 50 do I actually turn around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Hetting started execising--one ofmy tricks if
    Im now t in the mood is to tell myself "self, just walk out the front door onto the sidewalk, turn, and walk to the corner. If you want to turn around and come back after that, its ok to do so. "

    only 1 time in 50 do I actually turn around.
    That's a great tip. One of my favorite productivity gurus suggests starting a new habit by doing it 1 minute a day, and slowly working your way up.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selah View Post
    Ultralight, I was intrigued by what you said about not being able to apply your practices of minimalism and simplicity to your diet. I recently realized I have a similar problem. I have a tendency to hoard, which I have worked mightily to rein in, all with the help of my DH who keeps me in check. However, I realized that on some level, COOKING (and buying ingredients, cookbooks, and appliances) was the one "legitimate," sneaky way I could use to continue hoarding. For awhile, I was baking too much--justifying it to DH that since he has celiac disease, me baking him gluten-free desserts was the only way he could have affordable GH treats. Of course, I was eating those treats, too! Now that I've spotted the tendency, I've tried to apply the same awareness about controlling hoarding to shopping for food, picking out recipes, etc.

    I have no real insight here, just an observation about my own experience. Also, if ANYONE knows how to generate a desire for exercise, please pass on the secret! I don't mind exercising at all...it's just getting started that confounds me!
    Interesting insight about yourself! I appreciate you sharing it.
    I thought I did not like working out. Then in January I started (part of this unFATification process). And lo and behold: I actually like it. I am about to work out now. I especially like push-ups. I can use my own fatness against itself!
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    Hey UL, just came across this article and thought of you: http://www.breakthetwitch.com/simpli...als/#more-3163. Its about simplifying meals.

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    I don't seem to have a problem with working out. I woke up at 5:30am today to work out.

    Amusing story: I am doing this challenge to be able to do 100 push ups in a row. I am currently at 32. My coworkers know this. So the other day, a couple of the young whippersnappers were teasing me about my push up challenge.

    The one guy, who is like 27 and lean, was like: "Come on! Let's do push ups. Lets see how many we can do!"

    And a 23 year old woman who is a fit, muscular rock climber was like: "How many can you do? Let's see!"

    They think I am just some doughy, balding, middle aged, out of shape schlub.

    After several minutes of this kind of prodding and teasing I was like: "Okay."

    So I dropped and rapidly started doing hand-clap push ups. I did a whole bunch of them. Afterward I could see they were both taken aback. The dude was like: "Wow... I didn't actually think you could do those."

    The rock climber was like: "I guess you can do a lot of push ups..."

    Another coworker came out from her cube and was like: "Was that really him doing those clap push ups?"

    When I first started back in January I could not do 20 "girl" style push ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Getting started execising--one of my tricks when I am not in the mood to exercise is
    to tell myself "self, just walk out the front door onto the sidewalk, turn, and walk to the corner. If you want to turn around and come back after that, its ok to do so. "

    only 1 time in 50 do I actually turn around.
    Excellent advice! I can't tell you how many times that's gotten me moving. And, of course, once I've done one minute, I can do five or more. And having done it many times before makes it easier to get up and do it.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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