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07 April 2006 @ 05:05 pm
I need to fall in love again... with DDR.  
Anyone have any tips on how to get back into something? I need to exercise again, but I'm horrible at doing anythign that I notice I'm exercising. I need DDR again or something which is just as active and distracts me from the feeling of "when will this be over?"

I'm willing to try new things, but I'm really desperate.
chenoamegchenoameg on April 8th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
I'm not sure this is directly helpful, but here are some things that work for me.

- Incremental steps. So I wouldn't say to myself "I have to play DDR 3 times this week". I would just say "I have to set up DDR 3 times this week." I don't have to play.

- Short timer. I force myself to do something for 5 or 15 minutes, and know that I can stop when the timer goes off.

- For exercise, focusing on how much better I will feel after I have done it.

- Something that worked for vorpalbunny way back when was "no DAoC"(that tells you how long ago this was) until after exercise.

Good luck!
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on April 8th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
I tried the last one for a while. I forget how it failed.
A little nightnacht_musik on April 11th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
I'm not good at setting aside time for exercise just for the sake of exercise. But I find that biking is fun, and also both good exercise and simply useful as a mode of transport. And it's over when you get there. Mind you, there are plenty of perfectly valid reasons why biking might not work for you. But it's an idea...
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on April 11th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
I would love to bike... one problem is my knees hate me for it.

I miss biking.