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I Work Out

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    I work out more than most,

    but not as much as some. It’s enjoyable for me and puts me in a good mood. Feeling sore from a good workout is worth it. And when I start to feel myself get stronger, or see a person checking me out for a bit longer than what is polite…THAT is what keeps me going with a...
    KLMKitten KLMKitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Been going to the gym regularly

    for the past year and it's amazing. It's a bit intimidating at first, but once you get into your routine you don't even worry about it. made some friends there too which is cool.
    cloudedjourney cloudedjourney 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I take a run every morning

    and some nights. I also do 20 reps each morning and night of weights, push ups, crunches and that. Xx
    EmmaFord EmmaFord 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    On A Mission

    I have been athletic since I was in grade school. I was on the track team, a cheerleader, gymnastics, rode my bike, and did most anything that kept me moving from yard work, swimming, and dancing. In my early 20's I was a high impact aerobics instructor. During the next 2...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    anyone want to recommend foods pr meals with a

    good amount of protein? need 260gs a day.
    Graffer Graffer 18-21, M 3 Responses May 21

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    I work out and I really push myself

    but belive me when I say it's the worst and I mean the worst part of my day I often think of all the other stuff I could be doing but I know if I stop working out I just wouldn't do it again and be back right at square one.
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    I started P90x with my family the summer of

    2012, i was a sophomore in high school i hadn't been in athletics In school since my 8th grade year. I went that long without any kinda of exercise. I've always been Kind of a heavy set girl most of my life. I LOVE food, and I'm a lazy person. I just pretty much let myself go...
    nicki31 nicki31 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    Everyday. Every Morning.

    5:09 A.M. I wake up. Change into my workout clothes. Run 4 miles. Finish with an intense workout. Then, I start my day feeling healthy and fit.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Started a month ago weighing at 178lbs

    which still I'm pretty small guy, lost 12 lbs, hopefully lose another 16 then just shred, feels good, better mood, I wish I started earlier, totally change my life and I'll never give it up. I find fast food is disgusting now, everyone should start doing this and won't be...
    bushpilot02 bushpilot02 22-25, M Jul 22

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    I just started a new gym membership,

    at lifetime fitness. It releases so must!! I can finally run at 5.7 mph for 15 min straight!
    sisternmother sisternmother 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Finally went up today in squats from 100 to

    110:) yeah it may not much, but it means a lot to me:)
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Working It Out

    Now working out is not something I have always done or wanted to do. However I decided I needed something to release some energy and pent up frustrations.Needed to lower my blood pressure and just wanted better overall health. So I started working out 3 to 4 days a week not...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 7 Responses May 28, 2012

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    Recently joined a gym with my friend

    and we've been doing a lot of plyo. I used to just do Insanity or workout to online exercise vids at home, but I guess I don't get the same motivation I do when I work out with someone at a gym. I'm not "fat" nor do I think of myself as "fat" but I've just wanted to maintain...
    JohGrace JohGrace 22-25, F May 5

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    SwimmerGuy22 SwimmerGuy22 18-21, M Jun 24

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    Unless you tripped, smacked your face on the

    treadmill and got shot across the room, nobody wants to hear about you're workout.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 6 Responses May 30

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    The personal trainer changed up my routine

    today. She used a tabata style methodology instead of straight strength training. For example, I do usually do 3 sets of squats using the smith machine. Today she cut the weight to 60% and upped the sets to 8 with no set number of reps. Each set was 20 seconds of squats and 10...
    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle

    Yeah!Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah!Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah!Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah, yeah!You're sexy and you know it?
    maydaybandit maydaybandit 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Not to lose weight necessarily ,

    but to tone up . I used to be so athletic and I was used to my body looking a certain way. Running Track for two years I had a skinny waist & a pretty perky *** , lmao my legs are still nice .. I'm always walking & working but I need to tone my stomach once again. lol i dread...
    micahdianne micahdianne 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The pain is already starting to sink in

    and it's only been 2 hours. It's a good thing I don't work tomorrow, cause I am going to be sore :P. God if I don't love the leg press :D.
    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Today, I decided to work out in shorts

    because my neighbor's blinds was closed for a change and I didn't want towaste this opportunity for some alone time with me and nature. Because of my scars, I usually wear jogging pants, or leggings to work out so I guess my legs weren't used to being bare in public. When I...
    nicetint090 nicetint090 18-21, F 3 Responses May 17

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    Daily Basis

    It's what I do. I'm an athlete and I run an average of 9-11 miles every day. As a part of my warm up I do push ups and sit ups as well. Lately I've been on a diet and I've lost 5 lbs. I've been doing extra sit ups as well and Im so proud of my new slightly protruding abs that I...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Sweat It Out

    I'm someone who work out at least three times a week. Working out makes one fresh, keeping their minds alert through the rest of the day. It is a known youth formulae and also help me stay in shape too! So don't let your busy schedule be an excuse, make a point to sweat it out...
    LadyChristabelle LadyChristabelle 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    Just went for a 2 mile run in this heat!

    Yuck! Now I'm trying to cool off with some ice and water :) I feel so much better once I finish!
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Sweat.......My New Best Accessory

    As of recent I've decided to get back in the groove of making a habit to work out more regularily.Used to be a real big gym rat................My first job(while in college) was actually in a gym. I was always being approached by other gym members to help show them how to use...
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Traded Drugs for Dumbbells!!!

    Ahh!! hell yeah. gave up my addiction just to go get a lift. honestly id rather spend 20+ bucks on the gym than another 20+ bucks to chase the white dragon. Most def.. And besides, I look way better now. Like... MODEL BETTER. I'm stunning, strong, beautiful, work of art, and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    Still gainning mass and size

    while getting shredded 😁💪
    steveo5115 steveo5115 18-21, M Jul 10

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    Work Out A Lot

    I have been active in the gym for about 13 years and still love it!!My workout consists of a lot of cardio and then some free weight training to strengthen and keep my muscles well toned.I look and feel the best ever.Recently,I incorporated yoga into my routine about once a week...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M May 15

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    I want to work out but can't get motivated.

    Can any one give suggestions?
    peace124 peace124 31-35, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Don't start counting till your muscles are

    hurting , no pain no gain.
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Aug 5

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    Love H.I.I.T. workouts!

    I especially love doing them after dinner time in the evenings so I feel much more relaxed afterward! Then to tpo it all off- a nice hot shower. It's the simple things :) H.I.I.T. workouts are so great and take barely 20 minutes out of your day, I highly suggest them! Short...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 4 Responses Jun 3

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    weadle98 weadle98 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I have achieved so much

    but I am in need to go further. I had plateaued for a while so I was happy after my weigh in to lose another 3 kilos. I have also started training for a mini triathlon which I am so excited about, I have set goals for the next 12 months and look forward to achieving them.
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    do reps slowly , the more time your muscles are

    under tension the more gain muscle .. it will burn more :p...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    just ran three miles

    so exhausted
    tadcrazy22 tadcrazy22 13-15, M Jun 24

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    Since I got back from basic training with the

    Army, I haven't been able to workout as much as I would like. But these last couple of weeks I've been starting to hit it again. Wow I missed it so much. Feels good to be back at it!
    flyboy84 flyboy84 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    After 1 month of no workout

    now I started going to the gym again and my professional trainer is kicking my *** with all this work out it even hurts to breath lol I guess soon I'll get back to what I want
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F Aug 1

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    Kris Gethin's 4 Week DTP ...

    That stands for Dramatic Transformation Principle.... It's a 4 week process, revolving around a small number of exercises per day, but MANY reps....300 per exercise!! So, don't be alarmed!!! All is cool.... The idea is 4 weights based workouts and 3 cardio based exercise...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    While on vacation last week I received two

    compression shirts as gifts. One is a standard black UA compression shirt while the other is an awesome "Hulk" themed shirt that costs WAY too much. While I'm not in horrible shape I'm still a little too heavy to wear these shirts out in public. Time to hit the gym and make...
    Reboot153 Reboot153 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Its Healthy

    my usual workout consists of the following treadmill stair climber inner thigh machine free weights kickboxing class some yoga swim laps shower all done
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    MisledS0ul MisledS0ul 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I work out Whether I should have burger kind

    meal in a regular or a large. I usually end up going for the large. Then I cry later at my boyfriend because I'm a fat dollop. Lol 'Dollop'. I wish the world would lighten up. Getting unrelated now. *sigh* Why doesn't my mother love me?
    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    I am laying in bed...

    .visualizing myself getting up and getting to the gym... This bed is so comfy... I am going to the gym.... I am going to the gym... I am going... I am..
    1sight 1sight 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I have worked on my Abs

    so much that I couldn't get off the floor I had to get a friend to help me out never been so embarrassed
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response May 15

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    KristenL83 KristenL83 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Bout to go work out hate it

    but love the results
    craigstheman craigstheman 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Cosplaygirl Cosplaygirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    I love to workout... Running,

    cardio, abs, all conditioning. Volleyball ✌️
    MissAyyy MissAyyy 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 2

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    Even on my rest days, Im thinking about training or Im writing out a workout to do at some point. Working out is my drug, and damn it feels.
    animal47 animal47 22-25, M Aug 5

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    I'm very sick. High fever, congestion, runny nose, cough, allergies, and period cramps yet I'm still working out! That's what I call motivation but then again that's what I get for...
    BrokenBellaBixtch BrokenBellaBixtch 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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