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Monday, September 29, 2014

I didnt work out today.
As the evening wears on, I am beginning to feel a little guilty over this.
There are always going to be days when finding the extra time to workout is hard. But today wasnt one of those days.
I just chose not to.
I cooked and cleaned and did a few little things around the house and I feel I have eaten pretty well.
Other than a little extra butter on my potato for supper, I did well.
Lots of fruits and veggies. Lots of water and the right amount of protein.
I just didnt work out.
So, here is my question, do each of you work out every day???
How important is your exercise routine to weight loss overall?
I walk almost daily.
Weather, or problems with my feet have really been the only real causes to keep me home.
But overall, I would say exercise is more important to my emotional and mental health.
This is a personal opinion keep in mind.
Yes, I know working out is important. I am not trying to suggest it isnt.
I am just wondering about people out there who have lost weight without doing an abundance of exercise.
I do plan to walk tomorrow and I am not even going to let the weather stop me.
This will become a tradition for me.
Tomorrow, save any unforseen issues, will be the 3rd year in a row I have spent my birthday at the walking track.
I havent lost much weight at all in the last year and have struggled at times.
But this is not a habit I am willing to allow myself to give up.
Lose weight or not, I am better off today than I was 3 years ago and I will keep working at it.
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    I have lost weight in the past and did not work out every single day. If it gets to where it's a chore and you dread it, take a break. emoticon
    2217 days ago
    Each and everyone of us have days when we just don't feel like working out. Sometimes we are not listening to our bodies but to our heads. On the days I don't want to workout I see it as my body might be tired. So I make that day my rest day and workout on the day I had designated as my rest day. Either way I do something 6 days a week, maybe not with the same intensity but something just the same. Here is my go to motivational video that I do watch every morning. It is only 2 minutes long. Maybe it will help
    2218 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/1/2014 3:32:31 PM
    I think it's important to take a rest day now and then. I never would have believed it, but if I take more than a day, I really, really miss my workout.
    2218 days ago
    I lost quite a bit of weight in the past (~65 lbs) without ever lifting a finger to exercise, but I hadn't really changed my life enough and I gained it all back plus some. Now I go to the gym every weekday morning with my husband and our friends and we do about half an hour of cardio plus some strength and/or flexibility. I am happy to say that I've never just blown it off in six months, but that's a completely different "me" that I hardly recognize. It's probably because our friends are waiting for us that I'd feel guilty not to go! (although I have gone alone on occasion).
    So no, you can definitely lose the weight without exercise and if you hate exercise and it just makes you miserable I daresay you might not be inclined to stay "on your diet" either.
    Ultimately it's up to you. I feel better when I exercise and I gain about 200-250 calories a day to spend on something yummy, but it's definitely not a given that you can't lose unless you work out. But it sounds like you're doing some exercise so it's not all-or-nothing, which sounds ideal.
    Good luck!! You can do it!
    2219 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Exercise is definitely important for your emotional and mental health. As for me, getting off my duff and working out has made a huge difference in how I feel and has helped me lose weight.


    2220 days ago
  • AJB121299
    good luck tomorrow
    2220 days ago
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