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Old 10.01.2018, 23:28
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Ah no, not getting out of it that easy.

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/...or-adults.aspx (19 to 64 years old)
Aawww, come on, after your posts (also in the first world problem therad) I was just starting to love you
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Did you ever consider joining a dance class? Swing/salsa or any of the many others? It combines social with getting the heart going. There is also often a drink or two afterwards.
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Old 11.01.2018, 18:01
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Did you ever consider joining a dance class? Swing/salsa or any of the many others? It combines social with getting the heart going. There is also often a drink or two afterwards.


I did, for three years! My problem is coordination of feet / legs. We were in a school hall, on a stage, and I manage to fall off stage as soon as I had to do a spin!
The following year I managed to twist badly my ankle after a jump/turn. Wisely, the teacher decided to move us to a sports hall, but that reminded me of how crap I was at indoor sport as a kid + bullish PE teachers + the smell lingering after a whole day of use by over hormonal teenagers put me off once and for all.
Socially, the massive five or six people who attended regularly (Yes, I was one of them!) were very nice, but not particularly a bundle of fun (I guess they took their dancing more seriously than I did). The one yearly pre-Xmas drink after class did not really help to weaver strong social bonds.


You see, I am still making excuses for the harsh reality: I am a lazy bastard who knows he needs to exercise more but has little will power.
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Old 11.01.2018, 18:15
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I did, for three years! My problem is coordination of feet / legs. We were in a school hall, on a stage, and I manage to fall off stage as soon as I had to do a spin!
The following year I managed to twist badly my ankle after a jump/turn. Wisely, the teacher decided to move us to a sports hall, but that reminded me of how crap I was at indoor sport as a kid + bullish PE teachers + the smell lingering after a whole day of use by over hormonal teenagers put me off once and for all.
Socially, the massive five or six people who attended regularly (Yes, I was one of them!) were very nice, but not particularly a bundle of fun (I guess they took their dancing more seriously than I did). The one yearly pre-Xmas drink after class did not really help to weaver strong social bonds.
Ato did mention "afterwards" when talking about the drinks.

You see, I am still making excuses for the harsh reality: I am a lazy bastard who knows he needs to exercise more but has little will power.
Yup, you're darn good at the excuses - quite entertaining - I don't really bother making any. But then I don't start a thread on this either

By the way, sex is a full-body training that is very effective.
And please spear us the details, should you have excuses to avoid that too
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Yup, you're darn good at the excuses - quite entertaining - I don't really bother making any. But then I don't start a thread on this either

By the way, sex is a full-body training that is very effective.
And please spear us the details, should you have excuses to avoid that too


Not to worry... no excuses!
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Old 11.01.2018, 18:43
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

just get someone to drop you off in the middle of nowhere. you'll then have no choice to head back.
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just get someone to drop you off in the middle of nowhere. you'll then have no choice to head back.


I LIVE in the middle of nowhere!
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Old 11.01.2018, 18:59
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I LIVE in the middle of nowhere!
Have them drop you at the edge of nowhere then.

Gee, you really ARE good, eih?
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Have them drop you at the edge of nowhere then.

Gee, you really ARE good, eih?


But then I get edgy and lose all my means!
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

On a more serious note, I got away for very long with not exercising much, but now, I really ought to watch it. I WILL find what is right for me (besides the bakery/cake shop opposite the road!)
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Old 11.01.2018, 19:26
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On a more serious note, I got away for very long with not exercising much, but now, I really ought to watch it. I WILL find what is right for me (besides the bakery/cake shop opposite the road!)
Start walking accross the road

Seriously, the thing is to find something you like - not what sportive level it has. Often you coincidentally do sport.
I spent tons of time in the mountains, even lived there for a few years = I obviously skied. I even did ski-treks (with ski skin "Fellen") up the high mountains.
I had a horse for 10 years = I've obviously ridden.

I hate sports. I never realized I did sports when I did the above mentioned.
So look for something that you think is fun - and it might have a sportive side-effect.

Hang-gliding? Just use your bycicle to go to work and other places? Tennis .... badminton with the wife? Ice-skating/roller blading?
Just look for fun, not for sport - you'll have a whole lot of new ideas.
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Another possibility from the NHS.

"For The Truth about Getting Fit, I went to a factory in Sheffield with Prof Rob Copeland from Sheffield Hallam University.

Our aim was to do a small experiment in which we would compare the benefits and ease of doing 10,000 steps against something called, "Active 10".

With Active 10 you don't need to count steps. You simply aim to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day."

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42864061
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On a more serious note, I got away for very long with not exercising much, but now, I really ought to watch it. I WILL find what is right for me (besides the bakery/cake shop opposite the road!)
Told ya .. Try crossfit.. It's pretty motivational to help a lazy bastard do a few more reps.. Good friendly atmosphere and has variety to stop it being same old treadmill. It's only an hour per session but I've noticed a big difference since doing it, not just during it but for other activities too, like a whole day skiing is no effort any more or I can now just pop out for a 5km run to get in a quick 30 min excersize - without feeling like i'm going to die.

I go most lunchtimes to eaux-vives but there are maybe 5 or 6 places across GVA area. First session is always free
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Old 31.01.2018, 12:40
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Another possibility from the NHS.

"For The Truth about Getting Fit, I went to a factory in Sheffield with Prof Rob Copeland from Sheffield Hallam University.

Our aim was to do a small experiment in which we would compare the benefits and ease of doing 10,000 steps against something called, "Active 10".

With Active 10 you don't need to count steps. You simply aim to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day."

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42864061
"moderate means out of breath"
So a 4 minute walk would do

But after a month one needs to walk briskly all day?
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Another possibility from the NHS.

"For The Truth about Getting Fit, I went to a factory in Sheffield with Prof Rob Copeland from Sheffield Hallam University.

Our aim was to do a small experiment in which we would compare the benefits and ease of doing 10,000 steps against something called, "Active 10".

With Active 10 you don't need to count steps. You simply aim to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day."

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42864061

I can manage a 30' brisk walk (and more), but not every day, and most certainly not 3 walks a day. There are at least 3 days in the week where I arrive at work at 7.15, leave at 6.00 and have been lucky if I managed to go to the loo AND grab a sandwich in between, coming home too knackered to contemplate going out even for a normal walk. I know, it's a vicious circle...
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I can manage a 30' brisk walk (and more), but not every day, and most certainly not 3 walks a day. There are at least 3 days in the week where I arrive at work at 7.15, leave at 6.00 and have been lucky if I managed to go to the loo AND grab a sandwich in between, coming home too knackered to contemplate going out even for a normal walk. I know, it's a vicious circle...
And how do you get to work? Might already cover 2 brisk walks à 10 minutes.
Walk all the way or step off the tram/bus early.

What do you think, oh master of excuses?


Btw. when I was forced to train I started to take the stairs everywhere. Now I don't even see elevators anymore, in spite of being back in shape. These things add up too.
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

There are 4 storeys to my classroom and no lift. I climb the steps about 7-8 times a day, that's exercising, isn't it?
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There are 4 storeys to my classroom and no lift. I climb the steps about 7-8 times a day, that's exercising, isn't it?
It sure is.
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... have been lucky if I managed to go to the loo AND grab a sandwich...

Why on earth do you keep your butties in the loo? That's not just gross, it's also disgusting.
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Re: How to motivate a lazy bastard in Geneva?

Kinda standard day for me.. I find that the more i do, the more i want to do.
And i like to see stats.

Just gotta make that first move..
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