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By maddiebauer / Thursday 26 July 2012 14:48 / United States - Plainfield
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  lonkite101  |  14

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  Futacy  |  29

You have the choice between stepping out of the pool and being compare to Michael Phelps or stepping out of the pool an being compared to Michael Moore. Choose wisely...

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  nabee26  |  15

18- That's exactly what I was thinking. OP should try to put effort into actually working out instead of pretending. I'm sure if he/she put that effort into working out, he/she would see results pretty quickly. I'm sure OP spends at least 10-15 min setting up his pretending. Just a thought! :)

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  Laurenlou  |  24

36- Working out can be very fun for anyone. I grab some hand weights and do sit-ups, push ups, and dance exercises to my favorite music. A short 10 minute run around a neighborhood is easy and can be fun too. :) Working out does not need to be in front of a screen! I give this advice to OP as well. Just stupidly dancing in your room is a good workout!

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  LolFMLnot  |  10

You can do small work outs OP. for example if you live in a building don't take the elevator use stairs. You can also go outside play sports with friends. If not then just go outside for a walk with friends or even alone while listening to music. These things help !

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  dumboears  |  8

78~ that was me at first. But then I realized that the only people making fun of me were the people too lazy to run. People that run don't make fun of other runners. It's pretty much a law.

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  XxDevilxXGt  |  26

Ok well obviously people have different views on "working out". For me it's either find a friend to go to the gym with and do hard workouts, or nothing at all. Staying at home doing boring jogging for a little or having a parent that's trying to force you to work out can actually be detrimental as it can make someone hate working out, which is going to prevent any progress.

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  Yodaevil  |  4

Depends on several things. I work 9+ hours a day, travel 80 miles a day, and so on. You get the idea. It's was very hard for me to find the will power to start when I have so little free time and being exhausted by days end. I now at least bike.

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  TheDrifter  |  23

49, I find the trick is to work out while cooking. Check the food between sets and hit the shower after you eat, so your body is still in fat burning mode as you digest. No time wasted and an effective workout.

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  your_ma  |  27

49 - I'm in exactly the same situation as you and I still hit the gym for an hour four days a week and go for a run at the weekend. You just have to work it into your schedule and you have lots more energy ironically.

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  TheNewGuy03  |  26

I think my point echoes all the others' statements: You ALWAYS have time to exercise. Whether it's on your lunch break at work, or right after you've finished all of your daily duties, you can always squeeze in a little time to work up a good sweat and elevate your heart rate. After all, all you need is 30 minutes (and possibly less, if your workout is particularly intense). The bad thing is that I hear the exact same excuse virtually EVERY TIME a lazy bastard complains about being a sedentary bump on a log. If the physically disabled and the elderly can find a means to do it, then SO CAN YOU. </soapbox>

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  TheDrifter  |  23

Lunch break at work is a terrible idea, unless you exercise in a gym with showers available. There is a guy at work who jogs in, and you can smell if he's on time or not.

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  boating_guy  |  33

141- people may always have the time, but not always the energy to do it. if you're worn out after a long day or work and just ready to rest, yeah you have the time, but lot the energy to do it

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  TheNewGuy03  |  26

I know that feeling! However, even that is an excuse -- working out actually gives you energy. If you are already worn out, then you may not be at your peak performance levels (when compared to a fully rested individual), but trust me, it's the best thing for you. Most times, it's your own mind holding you back from doing your workout. It happens to me too! FYI, I work 12 or more hours a day.

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  TheNewGuy03  |  26

Also, Drifter, I was citing that as an example. Everyone's scenario is different; some people have longer lunch breaks than others. I understand the importance of coming in to work not smelling like you've spent the better part of an hour rolling around in fresh pig shit. :D The important thing to take away from this is that you can squeeze the workout time into your schedule wherever it best fits. It may not necessarily be during your lunch break.

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  downtime  |  12

166, That excuse makes perfect sense if you're an athlete or bodybuilder trying to constantly improve on yourself. If you're just someone trying to get in some exercise for the day that is a pathetic excuse.

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  TheDrifter  |  23

181, yeah, I just wanted people to remember to shower after if they're going to be around people. Bad BO is a pet peeve of mine. I do half to an hour while making dinner on weekdays, plus 2 hours of cardio and the non lethal combat classes I teach on weekends. It works well for me.

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  13

I agree that it makes you feel better. After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears if you hit the goal you were trying for it's so worth it. But you need to have a goal whether it be losing weight or gaining weight.

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  windfuelsfire  |  10

It's easy for you guys to say, and I could say the same as well, but if you're far from your comfort zone, sometimes you'll put more effort towards avoiding the problem than actually working on it. I don't think it's the right thing to do, but for this person, this is something that needs to be worked on over time. My parents must have told me 1000 times that if I put the efforts I put in my lifestyle and workouts in school, I'd have straight A's instead of the C's I'm getting.

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  Trisha_aus  |  15

Yeah I don't understand either! People don't seem to understand how good it is for you, and your health in the long run. And working out doesn't necessarily have to be doing push ups and lifting weights, it can be as simple as playing a game of volleyball, footy or surfing. Fun + burning calories!

By  TheMathMajor  |  26

Maybe find something that you can really get in to, like rock climbing or cycling or dance. Then it will be fun to work out and you won't have to go out of your way to get your mom off your back.

By  Ceejay1  |  13

Don't feel bad ,alot of people put a front on,walk around with exercise clothes on & they don't even work out. If want to exercise ,start off slow with just walking everyday .

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