(12-27-2016, 06:01 AM)Starlightdawn Wrote: Hi, I've not read all the posts, so please forgive me if I missed this.
I have no motivation when it comes to excercise...or anything else for that matter.....I've been a member of a gym for the past 2 years, (with a swimming pool - I can swim) and how many times have I been there...?
I can't even get myself out for walks....although I will get a dog when I retire...that might help then...but not now.....and I certainly don't want to rely on meeting up with other people to walk/swim...that idea freaks me out.....so if anyone can suggest anything.....please help!
Sorry to sound so negative, but thats the way it is.
Best wishes to all
Maybe cardio isn't your thing....maybe exercising in public places also isn't your thing....do you watch tv or use the computer a lot? Because I have an idea for you that doesn't require a whole lot of moving.
You can set a time for every half hour or hour if you're using the computer, or if you watch television you can wait until every commercial break, or between each episode. SO...how do you feel about bicep curls, huh? Not a lot of motion there....and you can do it sitting without leaving your current spot. Plus there are a lot of household items that can replace a dumbbell (milk jug, water bottle(filled with water or with dirt for more weight) bag of rice, heavy pair of boots). Try doing 15-20 curls on one side, then switch to the other. If the item is too heavy for that many, then do less.
This is a relatively safe exercise, and does not commonly result in any kind of injuries.
I have a lot of other "desk/couch exercise" ideas but I typed so much already I figured one was enough
You might discover that you prefer weightlifting to other styles of exercise. It can make a big impact on your body over time, without dedicating a ton of time to exercise. Plus, your heart rate will generally stay a lot lower than other forms of exercise, so you're less likely to "run out of breath" or feel exhausted afterwards.
Personally, I have vertigo, so weightlifting has been a hugely awesome discovery for me.
No more falling over and crashing into people while I try to do jumping jacks or burpees at the gym. Ain't NOBODY got time for all that jumping around, I will keep my feet FIRMLY PLANTED on the ground, thanks.
Better yet, do 80% of my workouts while sitting or lying down !