3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
It's never too late
NoVaVTFan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 267

S/C/G: 187.8/146.8/133

Height: 5'0

Default That feeling exercise gives you

I have never been an athletic person. Growing up, I tried just about every sport - soccer, softball/baseball, basketball, etc. but nothing every worked out or was enjoyable. I started riding horses in 3rd grade and continued that until my senior year of high school, and I guess I would consider this my "sport" growing up. I stopped riding horses in college, though, because it was just too expensive - it was college or horses, and college won over.

Not being an athletic person or enjoying playing sports, exercise has never been important to me. I started working out for short amounts of time at gyms when I was in high school, but never kept with it for more than few months at a time. I have basically come to believe that I just don't like to exercise. It is never something that I would label as "fun." But, I know it is an important part of weight loss and life in general, so I am forcing myself to exercise at least 2-4 times a week now. I usually do cardio and add weight lifting on top of that twice a week. I never really enjoy it, but I do it because I know I need to. (I exercise at home on my elliptical and with my workout DVDs/weight videos.)

I never like the act while I am exercising, but I have realized that I do love that feeling I get afterwards. I love coming upstairs from the basement after a workout and taking my shoes off and feeling proud of myself for the workout I just completed. I absolutely hate being sweaty and feeling nasty from dripping sweat everywhere, but I love getting in the shower and washing it all away but knowing that the effect of my workout will stay with my body long after. I have definitely developed a love/hate relationship with exercise, but I know it will be worth it in the end.
SW - 04-16-2007 - 187 pounds
1st Goal Met - 01-28-2008 - 140 pounds!

The "I gained weight after my wedding and need to lose it" goal: 133 lbs

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
NoVaVTFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
No more excuses!
TurboLeda's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 152

S/C/G: 141 / 136 / 120

Height: 5"3


girl, I hear ya! I love the exact same feeling of taking off my shoes after a jog...and peeling off my sweaty socks! and especially when I dry off after a nice shower and feel so powerful.
2009 WorkOut Resolution!
Jan 13th - 30 min ellyptical, 1 mile jog treadmill
Jan 14th - 30 Day Shred, Level 2 (20 mins)
Jan 19th - 35 min ellyptocal, 15 min treadmill

January 12, 13, 14, 15, 19
TurboLeda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
Red Team Member
Cassie501107's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,535

S/C/G: 289/206.5/140

Height: 5'4"


I am the same way..the sense of accomplishment is a HUGE payoff...and sometimes, I'm in a great mood for the rest of the day, all because I took some time out to improve myself.
Make room in ONEderland Goal:

Long-Term Goal:
Cassie501107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 10:16 PM   #4
Low Carb Lolita
Azure's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 855

S/C/G: 185/see ticker/135

Height: 5'7"


The funny part for me is, the HARDEST part of getting a great workout is getting my butt out the door! I know that I'll physically feel great and accomplished after a workout, but for some reason I always drag my butt when it comes to actually going to work out
Azure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2007, 06:59 AM   #5
The Dyslexic Typo Queen
Diva's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 3,057

S/C/G: 209/155/120

Height: 5'3


Sometimes I workout just to get myself in a better mood, LOL! But I hear what you are saying, most of the time I am doing it to lose weight and get healthy and love that feeling of accomplisment and pride.

Diva is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2