I want to be fit & trim - but HATE exercising!

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I love all the responses - and I wish I could do a workout that I find enjoyable - but what I'm finding is that I just have to do the workout whether I love it or not. I found myself talking to my son today, saying that no, I don't want to do the workout, but I don't give myself the option anymore. My choices are limited to 'what do I want to listen to; who would I like to talk/text with; is there a show I can watch - while I'm on the machine?'. If I tell myself this is something I'll 'try to do' that means there's an 'escape' built in. When I was teaching, and I told my students to write 'intention statements' they would invariably start them out with 'On Thursday night I'll try to ...'. I remember one day saying 'if your girlfriend said "I'll try to be faithful" how would that fly?'. So I'm using that same philosophy on myself. It's not a matter of whether I want to do it. I must, for my physical and mental health. May as well make it as fun as possible.

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I listen to audio books when exercising, from trashy fiction thrillers to world history to audio plays, depending on my mood. I’m completely caught up with Jack Reacher. The time goes quickly and I have something to look forward to.
 

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I love all the responses - and I wish I could do a workout that I find enjoyable - but what I'm finding is that I just have to do the workout whether I love it or not. I found myself talking to my son today, saying that no, I don't want to do the workout, but I don't give myself the option anymore. My choices are limited to 'what do I want to listen to; who would I like to talk/text with; is there a show I can watch - while I'm on the machine?'. If I tell myself this is something I'll 'try to do' that means there's an 'escape' built in. When I was teaching, and I told my students to write 'intention statements' they would invariably start them out with 'On Thursday night I'll try to ...'. I remember one day saying 'if your girlfriend said "I'll try to be faithful" how would that fly?'. So I'm using that same philosophy on myself. It's not a matter of whether I want to do it. I must, for my physical and mental health. May as well make it as fun as possible.

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I will never love exercising. Being able to do it at home for the time being makes it easier. I like the benefits of being stronger and diving easier.
 
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I will never love exercising. Being able to do it at home for the time being makes it easier. I like the benefits of being stronger and diving easier.
That right there is a good motivator! And working out at home means fewer opportunities to talk myself out of it with 'but the weather ...' and 'the dog ...' blah blah blah.
 

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Have you tried intermittent fasting? Eat all your feed within an 8 hour period?
Exercise is great but the times I exercised the most, i gained weight. I ate a lot. I've never been overweight though.
 
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