Why did you start going to the gym?

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    Nov 13, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    was it because......

    you wanted a new hobby?
    you wanted to attract guys or get some eye candy?
    you wanted to lose weight?
    you wanted to gain confidence / feel sexy?
    you wanted a place to relax / relieve stress?
    you wanted a way to start or end your day?

    Me: In HS I went to the gym when I was bored or when I felt like I haven't eaten too much junk food. I wasn't really a regular, I only went at times to keep my body in line.

    Now, I regularly go to the gym because it gives me relaxation time and helps me get my mind off things. Also, it keeps me focused and has given me more energy nowadays. I don't really go to check out guys, I just do my workout and so on....and my uni gym is amazing.

    What about you?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 13, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    loose the fat .. gain muscle and endurance .. live longer ... look better
  • MikeW

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    Nov 13, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Weeellll...

    Many of the reasons you name, actually.

    I've never been particularly athletic or interested in sports. I'm also a sugar addict. The consequence after age 50 was NOT pretty. 250lbs of flab. SO... After going through a whole lot of other life changes, I decided to add changing my body into the mix. Remaking myself after 60.

    So far it is working. Have a long way to go to get where I want to be yet but am already down to 180. Guessing another 20 or so lbs of fat to loose. But, I'm also gaining muscle, albeit slowly. Old folks don't grow as fast or as easily as you young dudes.

    But I love going to the gym. Yes, the eye candy is a bonus but that isn't why I'm there (or why I'm here, either, although it is MOTIVATION a plenty). I'm there for ME. I feel SO much younger and better and more sure of myself. Can't tell you the difference it has made in my life.
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    I'm so vain....
  • NHLFAN

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    Nov 13, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    Started little over a year ago to try some new exercises. I'd lost a lot of weight and knew I had to keep working out to stay healthy. To that point I'd just walked. After training for a 5K, then a half marathon, I took up weight training after I was injured in my 2nd half in February. I've been hooked ever since! Amazing what 8 months can do to a body if you are dedicated and want to achieve certain results. icon_biggrin.gif

    The original concept is the same. I do it to maintain weight, but now to add more muscle.
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    I started running, then read articles about having a good "core" is essential.
    I had a weak core.
    Started doing ab workouts, which evolved into adding a chest exercise in addition. If working out chest and abs, why not arms/shoulders?
    Two months later, started putting in lat workouts. A year later, started working out full body.
    And it all started with running. But I'm not really serious about it, nothing wrong with a healthy lifestyle.
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    I wanted to impress a girl.

    She was impressed.

    She put a move on me to have sex, the first time a girl did so.

    Confirmation of my complete gayness achieved that instant!
  • NHLFAN

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    Nov 13, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI wanted to impress a girl.

    She was impressed.

    She put a move on me to have sex, the first time a girl did so.

    Confirmation of my complete gayness achieved that instant!


    Haha! Was that before or after the sex?icon_biggrin.gif
  • TannerMasseur

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    Nov 13, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    It's good for me & those who love me icon_smile.gif It turns them on & it turns me on that they're turned on icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    It started for vanity then became an obsession/addiction. Im currently taking a week break and it is driving me insane!
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    To become the type of guy I want.
  • mr_bijae

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    Nov 13, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    In college I was very active, running my own landscaping business. When I entered the corporate world I found myself in a sedentary lifestyle. Through some experimentation I was able to figure out that the low mood swings were related to lack of exercise and activity. I found out that my Mental Health was directly related to my physical health. The more I exercise the better I feel. Working out is my happy pill!
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    NHLFAN said
    Ariodante saidI wanted to impress a girl.

    She was impressed.

    She put a move on me to have sex, the first time a girl did so.

    Confirmation of my complete gayness achieved that instant!


    Haha! Was that before or after the sex?icon_biggrin.gif


    Ick, we never did it! icon_eek.gif
  • zakariahzol

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    Nov 13, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    To look at well built guys. They inspire me, they turn me on ..they drive me crazy. I do workout in the gym but not much , most of my cardio is done using my trendmill at home.
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    Nov 13, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    spgem saidIt's good for me & those who love me icon_smile.gif It turns them on & it turns me on that they're turned on icon_smile.gif


    public goods icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    you wanted a new hobby?
    you wanted to attract guys or get some eye candy?
    you wanted to lose weight?
    you wanted to gain confidence / feel sexy?
    you wanted a place to relax / relieve stress?
    you wanted a way to start or end your day?

    All of the above... except losing weight
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    i got a pair of binoculars for my birthday and i heard the men's lockerroom was a good place to bird watch
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    build strength 4 sports
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    I started lifting in high school. I ran (track) before making the H20-polo team. We had a coaching staff and got trained in how to lift. My main goal then was to bulk up (I was a too-tall, too-thin bean pole all my life until I started to lift). One of the best things I ever did to improve myself was lifting (and swimming).
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    I was too skinny.
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    I was locked into a 100 hr/wk desk job that was killing me.
  • calibro

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    Nov 13, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    to look at peen
  • Nico3687

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    Nov 13, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    I had extremely negative images of myself in my head (even @ 6'1 / 145lbs) and a nice gym membership is
    waaaaay cheaper than cocaine
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    I looked down at my gut one day this past January and realized that I actually had a gut. I joined Lifetime in February and have been in the gym since then...
  • Coug24_wyo

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    Nov 13, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    I started going to the gym to change my life for the better. To be healthier both physically and mentally, and of course initially to lose weight. Now I go to continue my progress and challenge myself.