Lessingham

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Been on a diet since Christmas and so far have lost 17 pounds. I am now a healthy 11 and a half stones. (72kg for our continental friends). I look lovely in clothes but naked it is 160 pounds of blubber. I need to exercise and get to the gym. The trouble is, I cannot seem to get off my ass and exercise. There is a gym half a mile away but I hate it because the showers are so crap. I know it sounds like a feeble excuse but a tiny trickle of tepid water dos not cut it any more. Oh you escorts with your super showers, how you have corrupted me! I have a few home vids but these are for women, not 60 year old chaps.

How does one motivate to get fit and trim? At my age no one will wolf whistle or give s hit how I look so the motivation must be for me. Health heart I suppose.

I dream of a stern dominatrix bellowing "drop and give me 20!"

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It has to be a change of lifestyle and not a spasm of gym-going, I believe. Don't think of it as a diet but as a permanent change in eating pattern. Try walking, Canadian Airforce exercise at home, pilates at home, digging the garden... Always better to have consistent small changes that sporadic big ones.

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19 hours ago, Lessingham said:

Been on a diet since Christmas and so far have lost 17 pounds. I am now a healthy 11 and a half stones. (72kg for our continental friends). I look lovely in clothes but naked it is 160 pounds of blubber. I need to exercise and get to the gym. The trouble is, I cannot seem to get off my ass and exercise. There is a gym half a mile away but I hate it because the showers are so crap. I know it sounds like a feeble excuse but a tiny trickle of tepid water dos not cut it any more. Oh you escorts with your super showers, how you have corrupted me! I have a few home vids but these are for women, not 60 year old chaps.

How does one motivate to get fit and trim? At my age no one will wolf whistle or give s hit how I look so the motivation must be for me. Health heart I suppose.

I dream of a stern dominatrix bellowing "drop and give me 20!"

Wow, well done...................... and I cannot seem to lose even one pound, ha ha.  I am also surprised you lost all this weight yet you cannot pull yourself and go to the gym: I go to the gym because I like the results I see after one session of hard training.  The only problem with getting the muscles, my clothes seem to be tighter on me which I dislike.  

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For me it was easy, when one of my regulars said I was fat, and at every opportunity afterwards she kept rubbing my tummy and calling me lucky Buddha. It wouldn't have been so bad if her hand had been 5 inches lower.

so now I'm a slimish 80kg

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On 02/05/2016 at 2:17 PM, Lessingham said:

Been on a diet since Christmas and so far have lost 17 pounds. I am now a healthy 11 and a half stones. (72kg for our continental friends). I look lovely in clothes but naked it is 160 pounds of blubber. I need to exercise and get to the gym. The trouble is, I cannot seem to get off my ass and exercise. There is a gym half a mile away but I hate it because the showers are so crap. I know it sounds like a feeble excuse but a tiny trickle of tepid water dos not cut it any more. Oh you escorts with your super showers, how you have corrupted me! I have a few home vids but these are for women, not 60 year old chaps.

How does one motivate to get fit and trim? At my age no one will wolf whistle or give s hit how I look so the motivation must be for me. Health heart I suppose.

I dream of a stern dominatrix bellowing "drop and give me 20!"

Needless to say motivation is only something you can find but instead of going to a gym why not work out at home? The key is something that raises the hear rate. What about getting a rowing machine for home? Its an all over work out & you get serious results. And you can use your own power shower afterwards.

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Motivation is;

Being told that Knee is shot and in future will need to be replaced.

Being told that my blood sugar level is now in the Diabetic section.

From being told on the 1st April that I needed to make a mega lifestyle change I have not eaten any Chocolate, cakes, biscuits, Crisps or deserts etc. full stop. I am dealing with a serious addiction problem with cans of energy drinks and Blackcurrant drinks and so far up till today I have not drank any, full stop. :D 

Am I feeling ok, nope, every day is a struggle to be motivated to do stuff as I get mega tired but that's just the brain trying to trick me to drink sugar, I have read that it takes two weeks to adapt, not for me!

Have I lost any weight ? yes but only 7lb a bit disappointed but taking into account that for the last year or so walking to the car has been a struggle so burning off extra calories is just not happening at the moment and due to inactivity the muscle loss is resulting in having Physio treatment.

 

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14 minutes ago, JKay said:

Motivation is;

Being told that Knee is shot and in future will need to be replaced.

Being told that my blood sugar level is now in the Diabetic section.

From being told on the 1st April that I needed to make a mega lifestyle change I have not eaten any Chocolate, cakes, biscuits, Crisps or deserts etc. full stop. I am dealing with a serious addiction problem with cans of energy drinks and Blackcurrant drinks and so far up till today I have not drank any, full stop. :D 

Am I feeling ok, nope, every day is a struggle to be motivated to do stuff as I get mega tired but that's just the brain trying to trick me to drink sugar, I have read that it takes two weeks to adapt, not for me!

Have I lost any weight ? yes but only 7lb a bit disappointed but taking into account that for the last year or so walking to the car has been a struggle so burning off extra calories is just not happening at the moment and due to inactivity the muscle loss is resulting in having Physio treatment.

 

All my sympathy. I'm currently at my maximum ever weight, and have lost the will to start one of the diets I used to go on fairly regularly.

For me, basically if I stopped boozing, everything else followed. I automatically ate less. After two days I used to find the alcohol was out of my system, and my body was no longer expecting it. Main trouble now is that I work more and more at home, and there are always temptations in the kitchen. When I'm out and about, I eat extremely healthily.

One tip is to look for simple vegetable dishes you like. Grilled aubergine can be wonderful, and good olive oil can make any tomato attractive.

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43 minutes ago, JKay said:

Motivation is;

Being told that Knee is shot and in future will need to be replaced.

Being told that my blood sugar level is now in the Diabetic section.

From being told on the 1st April that I needed to make a mega lifestyle change I have not eaten any Chocolate, cakes, biscuits, Crisps or deserts etc. full stop. I am dealing with a serious addiction problem with cans of energy drinks and Blackcurrant drinks and so far up till today I have not drank any, full stop. :D 

Am I feeling ok, nope, every day is a struggle to be motivated to do stuff as I get mega tired but that's just the brain trying to trick me to drink sugar, I have read that it takes two weeks to adapt, not for me!

Have I lost any weight ? yes but only 7lb a bit disappointed but taking into account that for the last year or so walking to the car has been a struggle so burning off extra calories is just not happening at the moment and due to inactivity the muscle loss is resulting in having Physio treatment.

 

Ah that's so good what you've done so far! You may have lost 7lb but you might have lost inches! Do you measure your body? You should, that's where you'll probably see the difference. 

I lost a stone recently and I could not tell at all, but absolutely everyone commented on it even a regular of mine who had not saw me for about 3 months! I measured my body before I started and measured it again after my first stone and I lost a good 10 inches off certain parts of my body. Mostly my waist bust and thighs. 

So measure yourself! You'll see it then. 

To OP I think only you can motivate yourself I don't believe anyone else can. I used to despise exercise now I love it and love that feeling after a workout like I have achieved! Try swimming it's amazing, burns a shed load of calories and doesn't feel like you're doing much. Or try little changes, like parking your car a little further away each time, taking the stairs instead of the lift, or walking to the shop instead of driving if it's close enough, if you start small you are more likely to keep at it and get used to it. Hope that helps :)

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I have bought a fitness programme for my Wii. It starts off with 15 monute sessions. A good start.

Swimming is a lovely idea but the last time I went  the pool was having a family day and single blokes were banned. It annoyed the hell out of me

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Boxing and kick boxing only makes me sweat a bit, I think I will have to take pole dancing classes.:D

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Weight stays off more effectively  if you lose it slowly. Too may folk try to lose weight fast and as soon as they ease off their chosen regime the kilograms come back!  The best way for me to lose weight is to drink less alcohol and take regular steady exercise. I walk instead of catching th bus if I have the time and because I really want to get slimmer I make the time to walk.

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I was going to explain how I have spent the entire day stretching,pulling, lifting and twisting and am now exhausted. My motivation, a beautiful garden.

However, I can't get out of my head two images. TYE naked, butfor a tape measure covering her boobs, and a sweaty tightly clad Annabelle gyrating around a pole. 

I am now feeling very motivated 

Thank you kind ladies.

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You've got to find something you enjoy, at least a bit, and you can build on it. I can't do any form of exercise unless it's stimulating (boxing!) or actively feels good (yoga). I know some people love running but I literally can't imagine anything more boring than the same motion for hours. 

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7 hours ago, Curious Rose said:

You've got to find something you enjoy, at least a bit, and you can build on it. I can't do any form of exercise unless it's stimulating (boxing!) or actively feels good (yoga). I know some people love running but I literally can't imagine anything more boring than the same motion for hours. 

*bins the Viagra*

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Oddly, I love running on the machines but hate running on roads

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19 hours ago, Curious Rose said:

You've got to find something you enjoy, at least a bit, and you can build on it. I can't do any form of exercise unless it's stimulating (boxing!) or actively feels good (yoga). I know some people love running but I literally can't imagine anything more boring than the same motion for hours. 

Running outdoors gives you slopes to both ascend and descend which breaks up the length and frequency of your pace. This is far better than machine running. As for "boring" swimming has to be the most tedious form of exercise.

10 hours ago, Lessingham said:

Oddly, I love running on the machines but hate running on roads

 

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...wish l could run.

 

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4 hours ago, erictheidol said:

Running outdoors gives you slopes to both ascend and descend which breaks up the length and frequency of your pace. This is far better than machine running. As for "boring" swimming has to be the most tedious form of exercise.

 

Not forgetting the encouraging wolf whistles from male drivers until they realise its a guy wearing running tights.:lol:

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On 03/05/2016 at 2:57 PM, Prince Charlie said:

For me it was easy, when one of my regulars said I was fat, and at every opportunity afterwards she kept rubbing my tummy and calling me lucky Buddha. It wouldn't have been so bad if her hand had been 5 inches lower.

so now I'm a slimish 80kg

And now you are cool Buddha :lol:

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Does anyone use a fitness tracker? 

Do they help? Or just make you feel worse?

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On 13/05/2016 at 1:09 PM, JKay said:

...wish l could run.

 

I can't run either.

Have you tried cross trainer, or hand cycle? Both really good.

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1 hour ago, enquire said:

Does anyone use a fitness tracker? 

Do they help? Or just make you feel worse?

Do you mean a phone app?

My local gym is full of posers without a hair out of place or a bead of sweat on their foreheads, sitting on machines pissing around with their phones while I'm waiting for them to move - and yes, I often kick them off.

I keep track with a clipboard and pen!

(and as mentioned in another thread, a mirror)

 

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2 hours ago, Siamese Tomcat said:

Do you mean a phone app?

My local gym is full of posers without a hair out of place or a bead of sweat on their foreheads, sitting on machines pissing around with their phones while I'm waiting for them to move - and yes, I often kick them off.

I keep track with a clipboard and pen!

(and as mentioned in another thread, a mirror)

 

No, I mean Fitbit, to track what you're doing outside the gym. Not sure whether it's worth getting

 My gym people recovering from injury, disabled athletes, fat people, a few teens, a lot of women, and the blokes on the free weights at the back (who are definitely not posers).

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Well, I guess that it's a case of "whatever works for you"?

I had a quick look at the crappy app that came with my phone and it tracks your basic activities - but I already knew that it's better to use the stairs than the escalator or lift.

 

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1 hour ago, enquire said:

No, I mean Fitbit, to track what you're doing outside the gym. Not sure whether it's worth getting

 My gym people recovering from injury, disabled athletes, fat people, a few teens, a lot of women, and the blokes on the free weights at the back (who are definitely not posers).

I have it and it's fantastic. I have the Charge HR and it's great for tracking how many steps you've done, calories burnt and also how much you burn in a workout and whilst sleeping. Definitely a great buy, the app is standard and without the watch I think it's pretty inaccurate, but good to input what you eat daily in! The only thing I don't like is the fact it's water resistant and not waterproof. I do a lot of swimming and would love to track how much calories I burn so I'm think of getting the Polar M400 for that!

Have a good look at reviews of all the different models and look at video reviews aswell if you're interested in getting one, for me, it's definitely a great buy and I'm glad I got it! I wear it everyday now, I wore it for a booking with a regular once and the results were quite fun to see how many calories you burn! Lol. :D

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