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ParsnipLeekAndLemonSoup Tue 26-Sep-17 12:46:53

Just HATE exercising. I know it's good for your health and blablabla but fuck me I find it dull. I wish I was someone who enjoyed it.

The only thing I really do is walking because I don't drive so it fits into what I'm doing anyway - eg walking into town rather than taking the bus. And I don't actively enjoy that either, just don't actively hate it.

Hate running, hate aerobics of any sort including zumba (I'm SO uncoordinated), quite like swimming so I do that occasionally but our nearest pool isn't very easy to get to, can't cycle for the same reason I can't drive, hate the sodding gym, HATE yoga and pilates.

Anyone else just a lazy fucker at heart? Or am I being VVU and exercise is amazing and I just haven't discovered that yet?

Nicknacky Tue 26-Sep-17 12:47:59

Do you want to exercise or do you just think you should?

LittleWitch Tue 26-Sep-17 12:49:07

I exercise a lot, I hate it. I like the social side of it and enjoy going to my class each evening to catch up with folks from the village - it's part of my routine now. If it's any consolation, everybody I exercise with hates it. We like the results and we like being with each other, we like our trainer, but the actual exercise itself, no.

BigChocFrenzy Tue 26-Sep-17 12:50:09

have you tried lifting weights, or maybe something more obviously fun like taebo, kayaking, wall-climbing etc ?

JesusTapdancingChrist Tue 26-Sep-17 12:51:54

I hate the prospect of it and the beginning of it but once my heart rate is up I do enjoy it. And I love the feeling you get afterwards (endorphins?) when you feel all smug and strong.

Hated being fat WAY more than I hate exercise tbh.

Thumbcat Tue 26-Sep-17 12:53:51

I'm a lazy fucker too and happy to be one. Why be out jogging when you could be at home with a glass of wine?

BigDamnHero Tue 26-Sep-17 12:54:18

I despise it! It's somehow both horrendously tiring and sore at the same time as being mindnumbingly boring. And I HATE the feel of sweat. I'm autistic and being sweaty is a massive sensory no-no for me.

I have gone through phases of trying really hard to exercise consistently so I can get to that point of having a rush of endorphins and enjoying it (DH feels great after he exercises) but I never have. I think you need to exercise every day for months to get to that point and I'm just not willing to endure months of torture.

Racmactac Tue 26-Sep-17 12:54:36

It's about trying to find something you enjoy. Perhaps something a little different would suit you?
Kayaking
Surfing?

I find I most enjoy exercise when I have a group to do it with. I don't like running on my own but I love running with a group - they keep me going, its social (i.e. They go to pub as well!!)

ParsnipLeekAndLemonSoup Tue 26-Sep-17 12:55:12

Do you want to exercise or do you just think you should?

I don't want to exercise at all, I just know I ought to.

have you tried lifting weights, or maybe something more obviously fun like taebo, kayaking, wall-climbing etc ?

Rock climbing/bouldering I've done. Didn't like it. I quite fancy kayaking but I'm in London and I expect it's probably quite expensive/difficult to do here.

Hated being fat WAY more than I hate exercise tbh.

Yes I wish I had that incentive but I lost 4 stone without doing any sort of dedicated exercise (just my usual walking), and it's stayed off ever since.

I'm just lazy aren't I!!

Nettletheelf Tue 26-Sep-17 12:55:38

Exercise is made bearable by the results: being fit and healthy, feeling virtuous and fitting into your clothes. I do a lot of it for those reasons. I would much sooner be lying on the sofa eating chocolate and boozing, but that's life, innit?

I'd recommend doing your exercise with a club. As Littlewitch noted, making it social really helps. Running with a club is at least 50% of my motivation for getting off my backside and putting my trainers on.

ParsnipLeekAndLemonSoup Tue 26-Sep-17 12:55:55

I'm massively introverted, it's part of the reason I didn't enjoy zumba or aerobics

I'd love surfing (I love water) but again London prohibits that as a regular thing really

BigChocFrenzy Tue 26-Sep-17 12:56:37

I've always enjoyed exercise - keeps me sane in an NT world - but I choose the things I enjoy:

walking & cycling everyday outdoors (I can no longer drive, so it's just as well I enjoy those !)
a weekly 20 min jog with sprints
and at the gym - lifting, spin, Xco - 5 or 6 days per week

I don't do things I find boring:
so no long runs, no swimming, no Zumba

OneOfTheGrundys Tue 26-Sep-17 12:57:56

Organised exercise is not my cup of tea.
Swimming great.
If it's hard to get to-weights on YouTube in front of the telly?

ParsnipLeekAndLemonSoup Tue 26-Sep-17 12:58:49

Yes I've done a few exercise DVDs/youtube stuff in my time

Everyone raves about yoga but the whole time I'm doing it I'm just thinking by christ this is dull

pinkie1982 Tue 26-Sep-17 13:00:19

I run and I love it! Started last year and have my first half marathon to tackle this Sunday. I used to love Zumba and Jazzercise although uncoordinated too! I used to use it as a social thing.
HATE the gym. So boring, even with TVs to watch

massistar Tue 26-Sep-17 13:00:36

Were you in to any team sports when you were younger? I've played netball for years and I genuinely don't even feel like I'm exercising. There are loads of Back to Netball leagues, especially in London.

Allthewaves Tue 26-Sep-17 13:00:42

Just walk a bit more

crazycatlady5 Tue 26-Sep-17 13:01:15

@BigDamnHero the sweat thing puts me off too! It makes my skin crawl! If I exercise I need to be freezing cold so I need a fan/air con blasting me or in a pool so I don't notice the sweat grin

Laska5772 Tue 26-Sep-17 13:01:38

Im with you OP.
People keep telling me how ill enjoy it, I dont, and how it will make me feel better and il want to do it because of 'endorphins' . It hasnt never has . Loathe it.

Apart from walking.. which i do like and do lots , but that is more about headspace that keeping fit .

I am reasonably fit though.. I do like being outside though and we have a big garden so I am always doing stuff in that , digging , clearing scrub. cutting hedges . etc etc .

The whole competitive stuff about exercise ( and there always is ) drives me crazy. I dont want a 'challenge' , and I hate classes.I just cant see the point. but also I am not very social

However, the only way i can keep my weight down is by really watching what I eat..and I do have to diet at least twice a year..

The whole 'Exercise is fun' thing that is going on now is great for those that do think its fun .. but just not for me..

crazycatlady5 Tue 26-Sep-17 13:01:44

..and when I say if I exercise, it's a big if. I'm 32 and I think I've been to them gym possibly 10 times?

VladmirsPoutine Tue 26-Sep-17 13:01:49

I actually like it. Not because it's necessarily fun but I know the end goal and my body has now shown results and I intend to keep it that way.

It also works as something of a de-stressor for me. I run/walk most days and do strength training. The sheer confidence it has given me in all areas of life are definitely worth the hour or so cursing under my breath.

And I've done far worse things in life grin

HarrietKettleWasHere Tue 26-Sep-17 13:01:50

I thought I'd feel all energised and bouncy and glows when I signed up to a load of classes at my local leisure centre....

Barre Concept- loved actually and was very good for toning, but was sadly populated by a clique of women who would tell you not to stand in certain places, and just generally made anyone new feel like shit.

Aerobics- didn't realise how shit I am at copying a routine blush

Step- same.

Spin- the most uncomfortable ride of my life grin hard plastic shoved along me bum, I then cycled too vehemently and came out of the strap span the peddle into my knee which hurt like buggery and the trainer laughed

Body pump- was worried I wouldn't know what to do so I didn't go confused

Zumba- felt awful and ungainly and couldn't do the steps

Aqua aerobics- felt like I could burn the same amount of calories splashing about in the bath a bit.

Body conditioning- that one was ok as long as the aerobics teacher wasn't taking it

Body balance- I have no balance.

I now just diet to stay slim and three times a week cane it for 45 min on the treadmill doing the highest incline possible for five min and running on flat for five min. But to be honest that's getting pretty boring.

So I get it OP! I was the same doing PE when I was younger. Just a bit useless and I dreaded it!

Laska5772 Tue 26-Sep-17 13:03:11

and as for 'Team' sports.. .. . Excercises in bullying and humiliation .. ..
No thanks .

ParsnipLeekAndLemonSoup Tue 26-Sep-17 13:03:26

I did no sport at all growing up, only swimming. I suck at team sports and I don't have much team spirit either

I certainly do feel better AFTER I've exercised, but certainly not enough to make me feel I want to do it again

I try to get my 10,000 steps in at least

ParsnipLeekAndLemonSoup Tue 26-Sep-17 13:03:57

I even had a personal trainer once...that was a barrel of laughs...

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