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Old 08-22-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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Does everybody have a hard time at first?

Hey guys, I had a question. Everytime I try to start a regular exercise routine, it is really hard! It seems I dont have much stamina or anything. (I'm only 20). Is this how it is for everyone just starting out? Especially if you weren't always 'that' active in the first place? Because I'm definitely not going to give up, I was just wondering if it's normal and if it takes time to get used to it.., it would make me feel a whole lot better about taking this on. Thank you!


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Old 08-22-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Does everybody have a hard time at first?

It's always hard at first. Unfortunately it's a big reason so many people quit right away. but getting fit just takes a little time and being active will be much, much easier. And maybe even fun!
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Does everybody have a hard time at first?

If it was easy, everyone would be walking around with fit bodies. I's always frustrating at first but you should use this as motivation and you'll be amazed at how easy your once difficult workouts have become in time and progress onto even more difficult workouts.
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: Does everybody have a hard time at first?

In my opinion, the two most important things are:

1. Do something that you really like to do. This helps with motivation.
2. Start slow and increment slowly (about 10% per week). This helps you avoid burn out and injury.

Old 08-22-2005, 05:10 PM   #5
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Re: Does everybody have a hard time at first?

Thanks everyone. Yeah, I know it's hard work but the people that are fit make it look so easy. I guess thats the point =p . Actually, I was thinking of making this thing called Dance Dance Revolution my cardio, it's an arcade game, wouldn't get bored with that too fast. Thank you again, I feel much better!


Old 08-22-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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Re: Does everybody have a hard time at first?

I've heard of people using it as their cardio. Unfortunantly the only way I have any sort of rhythem is sitting down driving a car.

But yes, knowing how much is enough in the beginning, and finding when a good time to increase weight is the hardest part.

Old 08-23-2005, 06:10 AM   #7
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Re: Does everybody have a hard time at first?

i tried for 3 years then i quit in frustration. then a year later i tried again and i stuck with it. i was getting poor information which led to no results.
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."Albert Einstein

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