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I Love to Exercise

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    I'm starting a new exercise regimen

    that will hopefully help my muscles grow bigger and become more toned. Hopefully if it goes well I'll be able to lift more than ten pounds. :/
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    hunterrrama hunterrrama 22-25, M Jun 15

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    Exercise should be fun.

    It should be something you look forward to. It should stimulate your mind and build new skills. A friend told me about this great step instructor, the only drawback is the location: 11 miles away. I tried it, I loved it. So, I drive for an almost hour through heavy traffic...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I try to be fit again

    and walk+run more. However, i jogged 9 miles today in about 2 hours. I feel like i don't have energy for anything else for today. I cant even make myself get up from bed and there are million things i should be doing. Any suggestions?
    xruynya xruynya 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 24

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    Hahahaha conditioning.

    Changing sports means that all the work you did to train yourself for the previous sport needs to be completely redirected for the next one.
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 19

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    When you run a ten mile race

    and realize, after your sore tired body catches up with yourself, that you have a tennis tournament to win in two days.
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 13

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    Though I might not look it,

    I am a very strong and fit person. I swim, run both track and cross country, play soft ball, tennis, and lift weights during the weekends. I do all of this, and yet I still don't think of myself as athletic.....
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F Feb 9

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    I'm a freak about exercising.

    It's an addiction. Or maybe a sickness. I love the high and the pain. Hmm lol yep a sickness!
    RisingPhenix RisingPhenix 41-45, F Jun 13

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    On Exercise

    Yes . . . I love to exercise . . . for instance . . . I'm constently running . . . in circles; often I jump . . . to conclusions; I give my imagination quite a workout: I enjoy long walks . . . off of short piers; you could say I am fit . . . to be tied, I am very active indeed...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    I rest my body once a week.

    Saturdays. Today I did a 10 mile run. I love running. Such a high for me. It takes me to levels of sanity I cannot explain. Though I have cut back on running and no longer do marathons, it will always be my first love. Tomorrow crossfit. My body is rested and ready for another...
    RisingPhenix RisingPhenix 41-45, F Jun 16

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    Good For the Brain As Well As the Body

    As much as I genuinely love exercising, I also need to do it as a means of keeping myself sane. I`ve had a lot of issues over the past few years with anxiety and depression, and I tell you, exercise is a safer and far more effective anti-depressant than any drug will ever be. If...
    musicmad musicmad 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2009

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    I love to run at night,

    when the air is cool and the stars are shining bright. It feels like I'm flying and once I've finished I feel like I have just completed a marathon. Exercise truly makes one happy and healthy.
    Iamthecutegirl Iamthecutegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I love to exercise, taking rest days 1-2 a week

    sucks a big one. Anyone else relate? A day without exercise is like a cold rainy depressing one. I also love it the next day when your sore as hell. So nice....
    ethan452 ethan452 18-21, M Sep 9

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    I love it!! Definitely

    when you have to run 3 miles now that's a challenge. I love doing track it's amazing I like pushing myself because I have to. The feeling when you throw the discus out of your hand and watching it fly it's amazing because you know that you have to be good to make it go 90ft and...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I actually started exercising last year

    since my mom was pushing me to take better care of myself. I use to hate it, but now I love it and make it one of my hobbies after losing some pounds. I walk for an hour on my treadmill between five to six days a week. I also wear a sauna suit and a sweat belt so I can sweat...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    My legs and face got slimmer!

    Hopefully i'll lose more fat and gain muscle faster now that i've added more weight-lifting and cardio, each different depending what day it is. Classes have started and i also have to work, but that doesn't stop me from waking up at 4:45 am to exercise for an hour or so. My...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    pradeepsam9 pradeepsam9 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Strength, Oxygen, Sweat

    Someone throw me a life line, SOS Pump it up, suck it up, build it up If you are out of shape, you don't often want to exercise, but once you're fit, exercise is IT! Get fit, and save your own life.
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    Today is rest day from cross fit.

    Ran 8 miles. My run was like an outer body experience. As I'm running along the ocean I can feel my body and soul taking off to the unknown. As I look across the ocean the sun is dancing on the diamond like water. I can see across the water canoe paddlers making their way thru...
    RisingPhenix RisingPhenix 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Change Your Mind.

    Exercise is more than crunches. You don't need a gym membership. You don't need money. You just ...do.....something.....anything, that gets you going. There are many activities out there that will tone you and burn off calories. So don't make excuses. Stand up and go do something...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    I just don't have time anymore

    because of homework
    JustKeepSpinning JustKeepSpinning 13-15, F Apr 20

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    Energy.

    Exercise gives me energy. I love to work out and push my limits. The feeling afterwards is a warm glow. I love the rush or adrenaline and to feel healthy. I love my body firm and shaped.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Marching (on a treadmill

    or outdoors) for 90 minutes with a heavy rucksack might sound ludicrous, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it. There's something about being a sweaty, exhausted puddle of water with two feet and an iPod... It's almost a kind of meditation. You reach a point at which you're...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M Jun 12

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    I haven't been able to exercise

    as much as I wanted to lately, but this week, I'm making up for it! I already finished the first routine of the week, so I know I can do it!
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Euphoria.

    Whew! I made it through an early basketball practice this morning and I am feeling great. You know that sensation when it is finally Friday and you have been training all week? When you bust out that last rep or go through that last sprint in practice and you know you are free...
    SoSwSh SoSwSh 16-17, M Nov 25, 2011

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    I love it, now. I have come a long long way.

    It's the eating I struggle with. I love group exercise classes such as combat, pump, yoga, flow, blitz, and spin!!! :) I started at a size 24 and now I'm a size 8. I keep reaching plateaus. It's hard, but definitely worth it!!! I want to be a size 6. I still want the curves, I...
    Rose30x Rose30x 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Exercise helps almost everything!

    It helps me work through my anxiety and as soon as I'm fresh out the gym I feel buzzing so happy! Especially when you see results it's so worth it I'm so confident walking down the street! I find guys compliment me more too! To feel healthy and active just puts the body and...
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I started doing Taebo

    and using ankle weights again because I was starting to grow fat rolls on my sides. Now those rolls are already almost gone. I'm going to keep exercising, though. Both my friends exercise, so that motivates me. Plus it would be boring if I only went to school and work every day...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    My goal is to get in shape like

    this: http://munfitnessblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/ryan-reynolds-holding-axe-at-amityville-horror.jpg Or this: http://uinterview.com/cms/uinterview/news/56cb13b23231957ef4c8be6e1f7e91f3.jpeg MAYBE this if I want to look VERY sexy. :P :) http://evergreenfitness.co...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M Jul 13

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    Just Do It

    If Freud was right and religion is a neurosis then exercise might be my religion. It is one of the few touchstones in my life that keeps things real - in an otherwise unbelievable reality. The world often feels like such a crazy, crazy snow-dome and it's all too easy to get...
    CreamedHoney CreamedHoney 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Need to maintain ur exercise follow these steps!

    Don’t Break the Habit – The easiest way to keep things going is simply not to stop. Avoid long breaks in exercising or rebuilding the habit will take some effort. This may be advice a little too late for some people. But if you have an exercise habit going, don’t drop it...
    yourtutorialgoddess yourtutorialgoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I enjoy exercising and doing daily workouts,

    it gives me this fresh feeling when I'm done and also keeps me in shape :) I think everyone should exercise at least once a day... I herd its even been proven to reduce stress!!
    prettygirlboo363 prettygirlboo363 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I joined a gym 14 weeks ago.

    I started at just 2 days a week and then 3 days a week. I am down 35lbs and hit a plateau so I have decided to up my workout to 4 days a week.
    xalian xalian 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Bodybuilding is my thing

    and have been doing it steadily for eight months after a really long layoff. Even at 46, with proper training I've gained fifteen pounds of muscle. Doing legs and back sure ain't easy, though
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Love To Train

    I love the endorphins you get after a tough workout and the excitement of competition when playing sports. I especially love training martial arts; the enjoyment comes from being able to see improvements every week as well the social aspect of training at a club. I also like the...
    ki209 ki209 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    How Many Calories Are You Burning?

    This is a cool site: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/calories.htm  You can select activities and see how many calories you will burn. One pound is equal to around 3500 calories, but it is more difficult to lose calories than to gain them, which should come as no surprise.
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    I had my last smoke after six years of smoking

    yesterday and I went for a 30 minute hardcore bike ride and It felt 1000 times better than any nicotine rush. I used to run track and I could run 5km in 24 minutes without stopping, I really miss being super fit, and I miss having muscular legs/arms/belly, I mean I'm not super...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F Jun 3

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    I just love exercise.

    I do it every morning for thirty minutes and thirty minutes before bed every day and night. It keeps my mind off stuff and it's a great stress reliever. I love feeling the muscle tightness and aches at the end of the day
    Starliteyes24 Starliteyes24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Toned

    To my friends they think I am a "water babe" or "summer babe" because every summer I have to swim and I have to be outside every day. I walk to school, I jogged in my neighbourhood, I play soccer, basketball, I run, I ride my bike, and Zumba. :) I have a lot of my friends to...
    XxTeresaaBoooxx XxTeresaaBoooxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Exercise Makes Me Happy!

    I've always been lucky in being a naturally very skinny person so I never really saw a reason to exercise, I always thought "so long as I eat healthy-ish, there's no point in exercise, I don't need to lose weight!"  but when I was diagnosed with depression, I felt exercise...
    moxiegal06 moxiegal06 18-21 2 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    After successfully eating healthier,

    I decided to eat some sweets. Honestly, I don't see why I liked them in the first place, plus I got a stomach ache. Now my bag reeks of fruit snacks.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Exercise Made Me Sexy

    I've always been in ok shape I guess. But I remember how I absolutely hated gym in Highschool. I am really not good at playing sports, or ice skating, roller blading, or any of that stuff.  I just don't seem to have the skillz. Back then I thought I was the laziest, flabbiest...
    Veggieholic Veggieholic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    Hey can I challenge the group to exercise today? I need to get off my but & I wanna know that I'm exercising with all of you, it'll definitely be motivating to me. I am 23 and I...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I was really busy chasing deadline at work all week, so had to skip on exercise. A little strange thing is a famous composer died in a house-fire along my usual exercise route I...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 5

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    Social exercise apps anyone? I'm just interested in finding out what apps with social features people are using for tracking exercise. Every gadget seems to have their own (Nike...
    DaniMacDoo DaniMacDoo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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